When it comes to finding unique shops, restaurants and cafes, there’s no better place than Neukölln. The district has become a paradise of off-kilter vintage boutiques, with a focus on buying local and a refined aesthetic that keeps the chain stores and shopping malls at bay. The innovative spaces of Neukölln create the perfect balance between a unique shopping experience and a vibrant nightlife scene. The hip district welcomes you to stroll through the streets, enjoy the start of summer and perhaps stumble upon some new (or used) treasures. To help you navigate your way through all the different kiezes, we’ve put together a guide to lead you into our favorite spots. We’re introducing a selection of newly opened stores along with some old favorites. Check out our list after the jump. For more recommendations of the district please also see our first Neukölln guide with more places in it.
80s and 90s vintage fashion—think stone washed jeans, neon windbreakers and lots of funky patterns.
Reuterstrasse 59, Mon-Fri 14-19h, Sat 12-17h.
This freshly opened cafe has already established themselves as a neighborhood favorite. Expect friendly staff, a cozy atmosphere and mouth-watering breakfast, cakes and coffee.
Weserstraße 191, Mon-Fri 8-18h, Sat-Sun 9-19h.
Unique garments, rare curiosities, collectibles, prints and antiques, all sourced in Berlin. Oh, and did I mention they also do tattoos?
Weserstraße 53, Tues-Sat 13-19h.
This vintage clothing and accessory store is your 90s dream come true. Perfectly curated collections of platform shoes, vintage sportwear, denim, leather, mesh and more.
Boddinstraße 12, Mon-Fri 13-20h, Sat 12-19h.
This little Schillerkiez store features a beautifully sophisticated selection of textiles from international designers. The rugs, towels, pillows, jackets and more were all hand-selected by the owners during their travels through Morocco.
Kienitzer Straße 111, Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 13-19h.
This friendly Italian restaurant serves up cakes, foccacias, and creative twists on comfort food. All accompanied by live music and the nicest staff in the neighborhood.
Pannierstraße 29, Tues-Sun 17-00h
Topics is an exciting new addition to Weserstrasse. This conceptual English bookstore organizes its literature by self-assigned categories, some of which are hilariously offbeat. In addition to selling books, they also run their own publishing house and often host readings and talks.
Weserstrasse 116, Mon-Sat 11-20h.
Established on the foundation of offering quality local and sustainable products with unique design, this family-run boutique is a front runner in the contemporary fashion game.
Tellstraße 7, Mon-Fri 12-19h, Sat 12-18h.
Who better than Twinpigs to host a killer closing party to end the night? Recently having expanded their menu to offer sandwiches and coffee during the day on top of their creatively curated cocktail and craft beer menu, this Boddinstraße gem holds its place as Neukölln’s most beloved hangout.
Boddinstraße 57A, Tues-Sun 14-03h