Bagels in Berlin: Shakespeare and Sons Friedrichshain

bagels in Berlin, Berlin bookstore, Shakespeare & Sons, English books in Berlin

There is something special about places in the world that you immediately feel at home. To me, this is Shakespeare & Company in Paris – the small bookstore with a great history. When I first visited, as soon as I walked through the door, time seemed to stop. If only for a moment, I had entered a world on its own: huge piles of books, so many of them that the tiny shelves were likely to crack under the heavy pressure. Listening to a piano player while browsing the book selection, I felt a lump in my throat when I left. Back in Berlin, we have Shakespeare & Sons.

bagels in Berlin, Berlin bookstore, Shakespeare & Sons, English books in Berlin

Due to the success of Shakespeare & Sons in Prenzlauer Berg, they recently opened another store on Warschauer Straße with even more books and bagels. The concept combines a bookstore with a café – and what’s better than browsing some books while having a cup of coffee?

While the store at Raumerstraße inhabits the spirit of the Parisian original, full of books and comfy chairs to linger for hours, the new one seems more like a library straight from the 60’s with its minimalistic wooden interior. With it’s more neat and organized atmosphere, it makes the perfect place to sit down and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards).

bagels in Berlin, Berlin bookstore, Shakespeare & Sons, English books in Berlin

As wide the selection of English books, so is the range of bagels to choose from: from onion to eggs to even za’atar. I decided for the everything bagel with some fig cream cheese: the crunchy toppings of sesame and poppy seeds in combination with the slightly sour cream and sweet figs was the perfect way to start into the day. The coffee of the city’s famous Bonanza Coffee added the final touch. And if you’re planning to stay for longer, there’re also some homemade sweets like brownies and fleur de sel chocolate chip cookies.

bagels in Berlin, Berlin bookstore, Shakespeare & Sons, English books in Berlin, sweets in Berlin bagels in Berlin, Berlin bookstore, Shakespeare & Sons, English books in Berlinbagels in Berlin, Berlin bookstore, Shakespeare & Sons, English books in Berlin, fine bagels in Berlin
Shakespeare and Sons

Shakespeare and Sons

Warschauer Straße 74

10243 Berlin Friedrichshain

Warschauer Straße

Opening Hours:

Mon–Sat 09:00–20:00
Sun 10:00–20:00

Comments

also leave a comment
  1. Alina on

    Reply

    Wow, you make me feel like I have never been to berlin before when I am actually living here since the age of 6. So many places to discover. Thank you.

  2. clementine on

    Reply

    Actually, the design has not been changed from the old bookshop which had been there for ages, that’s why it feels so retro. I think it’s brilliant that they kept the interior.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.