photo: Tai Lückerath
In an attempt to help you eliminate all basic coffee from your lives, we have gathered the finest speciality coffee shops located in the heart of Berlin, waiting for you to try them! Whether you’re strolling around Mitte, sightseeing with visitors, or shopping, these coffee places are the break and boost you need to continue your day.
Refinery High End Coffee
Provided with their coffee by beloved Norway’s famous roaster Tim Wendelboe Refinery will win your heart by offering you some caffeine-heaven-in-your-mouth. Really close to Friedrichstraße station, it’s the perfect spot to take a break from sightseeing if you are visiting- or if you’re a local it’s likely to become on of your favorite Mitte spots to hang out. Their freshly prepared sandwiches and sweets, as well as the always-smiling staff, are an excellent bonus to what the place specializes in. Give it a try!
Refinery, Albrechtstr. 11 B, 10117 Berlin- Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 8-18h, Sat 9-18h
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Silo Coffee’s baby with the Circus Hotel, Commonground, is bound to become your favorite spot in Mitte. Their funny and helpful staff will help you in making your order between coffee, breakfast or tapas food, and cocktails: all very well thought out both in terms of taste, as well as presentation. It is definitely going to leave you satisfied in choosing it for your coffee break or drinks! They use the amazing Berlin-roasted Fjord Coffee.
Common Ground, Rosenthaler Str. 1, Berlin- Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 7:30-24h, Sat- Sun 8:30-24h
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There’s a reason why Norwegians drink more coffee per person than anywhere else, and Oslo Kaffebar helps us discover it; in a beautiful space that’s inspired both by Berlin and Oslo interiors, located right across a park, you can pop by and chill any time of the day and be certain that your coffee experience will be amazing. They also offer cakes and yummy brownies you shouldn’t miss out on.
Oslo Kaffebar, Eichendorffstraße 13, 10115 Berlin -Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 8-19h, Sat 10-19h, Sun 10-18h
photo: Oslo Kaffeebar
Without mentioning The Barn this list would have been incomplete. Behind the name hides one of the best special roasteries in Germany. And in this place it truly is all about special coffee. Because it was not supposed to be a meeting point for Prenzlauer Berg mothers with their young kids and babies, the shop was greeted with a barrage of criticism in the past. However, it is a fact that the girls and boys here absolutely know their jobs and you can enjoy your perfect cup in peace and quiet. Moreover, their sustainable and fairly produced specialties are being exported to a huge number of places worldwide by now. With the new location at the popular Kranzler Eck in Berlin they will definitely make history too.
The Barn, Auguststraße 58, 10719 Berlin- Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 8:30-17h, Sat-Sun 9:30-17h
photo: The Barn
Once you’ve found this little coffee haven in a backyard in Berlin Mitte, you can drink your order genuinely in peace compared to the busy main streets at Hackescher Markt. Aside from the delicious coffee creations made with the amazing Berlin-roasted Fjord Coffee that Father Carpenter offers in beautiful blue cups, there is a number of tempting snacks just like banana bread or sweet potato sandwiches. Opposite to the coffee house, there’s a second store in which you can get your coffee to go if you’re in a hurry.
Father Carpenter, Münzstr. 21, 10178 Berlin- Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 9-18h, Sat 10-18h
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Coffee connoisseurs from Berlin Kreuzberg will already know the first branch of Five Elephant in the Reichenberger Str. Since the 1st of January this year there’s been a second store in Mitte though, directly on Alte Schönhauser Straße. They are not only known for their fair and environmentally friendly beans roastery and their generally high-quality Third-Wave-Coffee – many people assert that you can have the best New-York-Cheesecake in town here.
Five Elephant, Alte Schönhauser Str. 14, 10119 Berlin- Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 8-20h, Sat 10-20hr, Sun 10-17h
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Distrikt Coffee stands out from other third wave coffee shops in its quality of coffee, its cozily designed interior and its delicious food. The perfect way to start your day, its vintage-y look and lovely interior will have you shooting pics for Instagram. Pair your coffee with some fluffy pancakes, they’re our favourite!
Distrikt Coffee, Bergstrasse 68, 10115 Berlin- Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 8:30-17 h, Sat-Sun 9:30-17h
photos: distrikt coffee
Ιn a quieter side street of Torstraße in Mitte you will find the tastefully decorated Café and Roastery Röststätte. Their guests are often astonished at how different coffee can actually taste. Next to the great selection of coffee types and preparations, there is the possibility of buying the same beans, roasted by them, or various machines in their shop. By the way: The cold-pressed coffee is served especially cool!
Röststätte, Ackerstr. 173, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Open Mon-Fri 8-18h, Sat-Sun 9:30-17:30h
photo: Tai Lückerath
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