The Thursday Tour: Shopping & Art in Mitte

Oh Mitte! Every time I wind up in this district after a longer absence I can’t get used to how splendid everything is! The buildings are majestic, and streets filled with posh professionals who work in tech but don’t look at all nerdy! There’s still homeless people on the U-Bahn stations and snappy aphorisms on the orange trash bins, but some things just feel more dignified. Like shopping and art! You go into a store and are offered a glass of water, and the typical tenuous Berlin politeness is suddenly replaced with utmost cordiality. Welcome to our most international hood!

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Cafe Fleury

First thing’s first! Let’s get some fuel before we make our way all across Mitte’s. Situated within a pleasant walking distance from Rosenthaler Platz aka the roughest spot of Mitte, the cosy Cafe Fleury serves a nice selection of breakfast and lunch options from the French cusisine, including delicious pies, salads, quiches, croques and many more.

Cafe Fleury, Weinbergsweg 20, 10119 Berlin Mitte

photo: iHeartBerlin


Now that we already are on Weinbergsweg, let’s take a look around before we proceed to explore all the surrounding streets. This street is a good introduction to the grand variety of trends you can adapt as you’re getting into the local lifestyle. Soda Books offers an exquisite selection of the best magazines and books in all kinds of genres, featuring classics such as The Gentlewoman, Dazed & Confused, Metal but also newer and more obscure titles. The coffee place Daluma is the apotheosis of Mitte’s healthy raw food trends. DiscoverPrints is your magic portal to the world of lithography, with a full range of vintage lithographs that come as originals or reproductions in all sorts of sizes and frames. Adrett is an elegant boutique characteristic because of a a big choice of mostly German and quite a few Berlin brands such as Frisur, bergnerschmidt and Minga Berlin. Superconscious, on the other hand, specializes in mostly upcoming street wear brands in different styles while maintaining a similar aesthetic. And of course there’s the cute little Weinbergspark! A rightfully beloved spot among the locals, it’s always full of smiling Berliners, oftentimes accompanied by their super cute dogs. Fun fact: it’s also the park where I used to ponder upon my very uncertain fate when I first came to town. And this meditation kinda worked out for me, so I can fully recommend the spot!

Soda Books, Weinbergsweg 1, 10119 Berlin

DiscoverPrints, Weinbergsweg 2, 10119 Berlin

Daluma, Weinbergsweg 3, 10119 Berlin

Superconscious, Weinbergsweg 22, 10119 Berlin

Adrett, Weinbergsweg 23, 10119 Berlin

photo: iHeartBerlin


It’s sort of the flagship street of cool Mitte – there are probably as many concept stores there as there are kebab joints in Neukölln. You probably don’t want to miss out on this one. Soho House, located in a building with a very rich and intriguing history, is a private members’ club for people in the creative industries, but also offers a few features available to the general public, like its Store – a collection of innovative pieces of furniture, fashion, arts and books, where you can even get brunch.  With stores like Schwarzer Reiter and Tres Bonjour, Berlin takes kinky to the next level, elevating some leather or latex accessories like chokers and harnesses from the dark rooms of fetish clubs straight onto the (usually Kreuzkölln or Friedrichshain) streets. In Soto, you can get urban menswear from many international designers – if you’re looking for local projects, go to A.D. Deertz. No 74 is the Adidas concept store. And watch out, my fellow females! DSTM has got you covered (however scantily…) with a grand variety of both body wear and lingerie. The jewelry designer Sabrina Dehoff will make you sparkle with her luxurious designs of playful pieces in irregular shapes. The look of your apartment can profit from a visit to Torstraße just as much as your wardrobe. Just take a little turn into the side street Ackerstrasße – there, you’ll find Fundamental, a store owned by a Berlin design label, will equip you with original furniture and various products for home.

Soho House, Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin

Schwarzer ReiterTres Bonjour, Torstraße 3, 10119 Berlin

Soto Store, Torstraße 72, 10119 Berlin

No 74, Torstraße 74, 10119 Berlin

A.D.Deertz, Torstraße 106, 10119 Berlin

DSTM, Torstraße 161, 10115 Berlin

Sabrina Dehoff Schmuck Design, Torstraße 175, 10115 Berlin

Fundamental, Ackerstraße 1A, 10115 Berlin

photo: The Store


This little-known street is yet another haven for local designers and concept boutiques. Browse through some exquisite designer vintage at Das Neue Schwarz, swing by Fete De La Boutique to get international fashion labels in womenswear as well as premium accessories, home decor and furniture. Baerck presents a unique take on current fashion and interior designs. R.S.V.P. is an absolute must if you too are one of these crazy Berlin literary minds for whom the biggest possible turn on is a blank page (especially in a cute notebook). Finally, you can check out the store of the Munich-based brand A Kind of Guise that is passionate about coming up with high-quality products with a reference to current designs both for men and women.

Fete De La Boutique, Mulackstraße 11, 10119 Berlin

Baerck, Mulackstraße 12, 10119 Berlin

R.S.V.P., Mulackstraße 14 + 26, 10119 Berlin

A Kind of Guise, Mulackstraße 23, 10119 Berlin

Das Neue Schwarz, Mulackstraße 38, 10119 Berlin

photo: R.S.V.P. Papier in Mitte


This delightful side street combines old and new architectural feature. Go to Do You Read Me?! to look through a far-reaching collection of magazines on fashion, art, design, lifestyle, architecture and literature. Clärchens Ballhaus, with a Biergarten, restaurant and two ballrooms, is one of the last unrenovated old houses in the street. The Barn is a trendy location for specialty coffee. KONK, located in a little side street off Auguststraße, is a fashion concept store highlighting local independent designers, like Hanna Pordzik, Nico Sutor, Anntian and Idamari. Another hotspot for a designer thought on Auguststraße is the HAY store – international ideas for interior. The top three locations on Auguststraße when it comes to contemporary art are the me Collectors Room, the KW gallery, and the CWC gallery. Mogg deli at the former Jewish girls school serves probably the most praised pastrami in town! Perfect for a lunch.

CWC gallery, Auguststraße 11–13, 10117 Berlin

Mogg, Auguststraße 11-13, 10117 Berlin

Clärchens Ballhaus, Auguststraße 24, 10117 Berlin

Do You Read Me?!, Auguststraße 28, 10117 Berlin

The Barn, Auguststraße 58, 10119 Berlin

me Collectors Room, Auguststraße 68, 10117 Berlin

KW gallery, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin

HAY store, Auguststraße 77-78, 10117 Berlin

KONK, Kleine Hamburger Str. 15, 10117 Berlin

photo: KONK

Rosenthaler Straße

Roam the Rosenthaler Straße with an ice cream from the Woop Woop shop and check out the interior items over at the Swedish design store Granit or Schee that focuses on fine art and silk screen prints. Pop by the Haus Schwarzenberg – an imaginative art space where you can stumble upon the most unlikely exhibits of Berliner’s interminable creativity.

Woop Wood Icecream, Rosenthaler Str. 3, 10119 Berlin

Granit, Rosenthaler Str. 13, 10119 Berlin

Schee, Rosenthaler Str. 15, 10119 Berlin

Haus Schwarzenberg, Rosenthaler Str. 39, 10119 Berlin

photo: iHeartBerlin

Alte Schönhauser Straße & Weinmeistrestraße

If you still haven’t assembled your outfit or you’re missing a key cosmetic product, there you go: these streets give you an access to even more sources! Ranging from mainstream brands like Urban Outfitters or Acne Studios, through smaller outlets like The Puppets, Herr von Eden, Lala Berlin, to hipster labels Ace & Tate and Aesop, you’ll definitely find whatever you’re looking for!

Acne Studios, Weinmeisterstraße 2, 10178 Berlin

Urban Outfitters, Weinmeisterstraße 10, 10178 Berlin

Lala Berlin, Alte Schönhauser Str. 3, 10119 Berlin

Herr von Eden, Alte Schönhauser Str. 14, 10119 Berlin

The Puppets, Alte Schönhauser Str. 29, 10119 Berlin

Ace & Tate, Alte Schönhauser Str. 42, 10119 Berlin

Aesop, Alte Schönhauser Str. 48, 10119 Berlin

photo: Lala Berlin


While most of the shops here are pretty ordinary, don’t miss a few treasures hidden in the side streets, like the outlet of the extremely talented and internationally acclaimed Berlin designer Esther Perbandt, the cool outlet Wood Wood, or the yummy frozen yogurt at Yoli!

Esther Perbandt, Almstadtstraße 3, 10119 Berlin

Wood Wood, Rochstraße 4, 10178 Berlin

Yoli Frozen Yogurt, Invalidenstraße 112, 10115 Berlin

photo: Esther Perbandt


Named after the famous German-Polish-Jewish Marxist theorist, this street is the last lot of cool stores we’re presenting in the guide, featuring the trade & sell concept 1213bst, the menswear outlet Trüffelschwein, and finally two highlights for interior design fans: The Amazing Crocodile and Early Bird Hype. It’s also a cultural hotspot with the famous Volksbühne and the Babylon Kino that you can always count on for screenings of first-rate movies in English.

Early Bird Hype, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 15, 10178 Berlin

1213bst, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 19, 10178 Berlin

Trüffelschwein, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 21, 10178 Berlin

Babylon Kino, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin

The Amazing Crocodile, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 49, 10178 Berlin

Volksbühne, Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin


Dinner – Katz Orange

Crown your day with a fantastic dinner in this classy place. The high-end Katz Orange is located in a stunning old brewery in a backyard of Bergstraße in Mitte, famous for their signature slow cooked pork, unique side dishes and a fine wine selection.

Katz Orange, Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin

photo: iHeartBerlin

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