Revisiting favorites is always a good idea – proven today again with an after-lunch coffee at Godshot, accompanied by a delicious Ricotta-Walnut cake. Godshot is part of Stil in Berlin’s Third Wave Coffee Guide, where you’ll find even more spots to have excellent coffee in Berlin.
One particularly grey, dark and wet day in January, I was walking around Sanderstraße to check some new places I heard about. My mood got increasingly darker, many of the locations turned out to be less interesting than I hoped…
This tiny shop at the end of Görlitzer Straße in Kreuzberg just might be the fulfillment of all your pastry-dreams. “Barcellos Salon Sucré” is a perhaps unlikely combination of pâtisserie and hair salon managed by Eric Muller and his wife Katia Barcello. Visiting them for an interview last week, I entered the shop just after it had opened its doors at 10am. Eric Muller served me a coffee with a croissant au creme d’amandes whose crispy sweetness literally melts in my mouth while I wait for him to get ready. Eric is a talkative man and we often get interrupted by customers, who all seem to have known him for years. The audience is mixed, from heart-warming pensioners who like to enjoy their second breakfast with a hot chocolate and a dainty pastry, French fellows ordering their daily Café au Lait, to American hipster dads carrying babies and grocery shopping bags. All the while, Eric and I talked about how he got to Kreuzberg, why he stayed, and what the secret of his dainty croissants is.