Berlin favorites

February 15, 2014


The Barn is a popular Berlin coffee institution. The combined coffeshop/roastery at Schönhauser Allee is a beautiful open room with a great atmosphere.

Gipfeltreffen in Kreuzberg is a cozy little café that serves delicious breakfast and brunch. If it wasn’t because I had a bunch of places on my list, we would have come here again!

Bonanza Coffee Heroes in Prenzlauer Berg is a cool little coffeshop on the lovely cobble stoned Oderbergerstraße. With vintageshops and cafés as its neighbours, Bonanza Coffee Heroes is the perfect place for a break in the sun.

NEST in Kreuzberg right next to Görlitzerpark offers a brunch buffet every Sunday from 10am til 4pm. For the price of 12 euro you can indulge in beetroot salat, homebaked bread, humus, cakes, fried vegetables, eggs and bacon and so much more. Definitely one of the best buffets I’ve ever had!

Berlin: Silo

January 27, 2014


Silo in Friedrichshain might be one of the coolest coffeeshops in Berlin. This place is characterized by three things that are equally important whenever one needs a break from wandering around a big city: a good cup of coffee, a delicious piece of cake and some beautiful surroundings.

Morgan is the Australian owner of Silo and he serves a heavenly cheesecake with white chocolate and lemon (you have to try it, it’s even better than the one at Five Elephant which is supposed to be the best in Berlin!), homemade sandwiches, yoghurt with granola and a good looking brownie. He’s a real nerd about coffee and here you’ll find beans from local Berlin roastery The Barn, Kenyan roastery Ndimaini and other hand picked roasteries around the world. The coffee suppliers rotate every four months and good quality and taste is always guaranteed. Silo even offers a curated coffee subscription where subscribers get 250g of freshly roasted coffee delivered to the doorstep once a month. Silo handpicks the best of both espresso and filter coffee and they can also grind your coffee to suit your equipment. They may not have all of the world covered, but contact Morgan at curator [at] silo-coffee.com for more information and prices or check out silo-coffee.myshopify.com. And don’t forget about that cheesecake!

Silo Coffee
Gabriel-Max-Straße 4