Here you can find my Top 5 cafés of Moabit, inwhich you can still have a coffee while reading a book or meet friends.
Easy to miss, but worth searching for. Every coffee shot is ground freshly and inspected before brewing your delicious coffee. Perfect for coffee and minimal design lovers.
Gotzkowskystraße 28, 10555 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 41 95 37 32, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.spontan.coffee, Station: U9 Turmstraße, Tue–Fr 8:00–18:00, Sat 9:00–18:00
From 10:00–14:00 you can indulge a delicious breakfast which is good to kick off your day. The menu reads like a list of novels: A Spring in Paris, The Great Gatsby or Adieu Tristesse. Buchkantine has its own library so you can scavenge through the bookshelves whilst enjoying a coffee or some food. Buchkantine is also equipped with a children's play room with toys and books for toddlers and children to have fun, so this place is very child friendly but also big enough to enjoy your peace an quite in any of the other corners of this rather large cafe. Under a large maple tree lies the patio for outside sitting in the quiet Westfälische area.
Special tip: The banks of the river Spree is only a stone's throw away down the steps again for nice sitting, talking, walking, running (for inspirations see our Schloss Bellevue part on this same map).
Dortmunder Straße 1, 10555 Berlin (Moabit), www.buchkantine.de, +49 30 94 88 37 28 Station: S3, S5, S7, S9 Tiergarten, cafe: Mon–Sat 10:00–22:00, Sun 9:00–22:00, book shop: Mon–Fr 10:00–18:30, Sat 10:00–17:00
Don’t be fooled by the non fancy name of this cozy petit tea house / café / bakery which Antje opened in 2013 directly opposite the Arminiusmarkthalle. Antje knew she wanted to open a cafe since the age of 13 so you can just imagine and absorb the love she has put into her comfy little place from the english style wall paper to the piano in the main room. She serves you with homemade cakes with free of charge whipped cream and on Sundays her next door Salon is open and offers you a decadent brunch.
Special tip: There is a small cozy separate room in the back lefthand side which you should check out.
Jonasstraße 7, 10551 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 63 96 49 05, natuerlicherlebensraum.business.site, Station: U9 Turmstraße, daily 8:00–20:00
This café has been a cozy neighbourhood meeting place since 2017. Here you'll find daily fresh baked goods and, especially on weekends, a lavish selection of homemade cakes. You can either relax sitting outside or take something with you for a picnic on the banks of the Moabiter Spree.
Elberfelder Straße 9, 10555 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 26 59 86 10, email@example.com, www.ella-cafe.de, Station: U9 Turmstraße, Tue–Fr 8:00–18:00, Sat, Sun 9:00–18:00
Already in 1842 their excellent Baumkuchen was delivered to the Prussian princes. In addition to the traditional Baumkuchen, guests can choose from around 50 other homemade cakes depending on the time of year, including champagne cake or truffle pralines – all pearls of the confectionery trade.
Bartningallee 29, 10557 Berlin (Moabit), +49 30 39 15 93, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.konditorei-buchwald.de, Station: S3, S5, S7, S9 Bellevue, daily 9:00–19:00
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