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

Central hotel

January 16, 2014

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If you have done just the slightest amount of research on where to go in Copenhagen, you have probably already heard about Central Hotel & Café. Lately, this place has been featured in Copenhagen travel guides around the world and after a visit, it’s easy to understand why.

Located in the hip neighbourhood of Vesterbro, this hotel with only one room is actually the smallest one in the world. And what a place! The tiny building consists of a combined coffeeshop/lobby and upstairs you will find a room with a double bed. Non-guests are more than welcome in the cafe, but since it is quite small, you just have to try your luck at getting a seat. In summer months there is outdoor seating as well, which makes room for some more coffee drinking people.

Since the hotel can only accomodate two people at a time, you are bound to get a personal and different experience here. The sweet Cathrine who was behind the counter today told me that guests who book the room also get two bikes (a must when visiting Copenhagen!) and an iPhone during the stay included in the price. An iPhone! That is such a brilliant idea – giving tourists the opportunity to go online whenever they feel like it without having to depend on wifi. I know I would appreciate that when travelling.

When you wake up hungry in the morning, all you have to do is find your way to the café Granola on Værnedamsvej, which is about two minutes from the hotel. Show them your key and you get two large breakfast plates included in the price. Granola is one of the best places for breakfast in the area, so your day in Copenhagen will start in the best way possible.

Central Hotel & Café
Tullinsgade 1