Tucked away on Schlesische Strasse, 19grams is a strong contender in Berlin’s growing coffee scene. Though it only opened its doors late last year, but this little cafe will only continue to grow in popularity when word of their ‘Bloody good coffee!’ gets out. Despite its passive hole-in-the-wall exterior, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air on a largely unremarkable stretch of road home to numerous tacky late-night takeaway places. As a result, the shop front can be quite easy to miss, but their small chalkboard sign should point your way in.
We all have our coffee routines. While Kierkegaard preferred to have his morning coffee served on a sugar pyramid in his cup, Beethoven carefully counted every single bean. Berliners in search for their own infusion of morning inspiration can now choose from an ever-growing collection of coffee shops in the city, each more ‘authentically’ third-wave or homey than the next.
This coffee shop is located in the weirdest of places in central Berlin, right in the eye of the tourist-hurricane, but then otherwise a rather deserted area around Checkpoint Charlie, in between Mitte and Kreuzberg. There’s literally nothing else of food interest, which is maybe why this spot is crowded every time one passes by.
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.
Shawn and Chris, two of the most important barristas during the beginning of The Barn, decided to leave the epicenter of Berlin’s Third Wave Coffee to start their own business within the space of Kreuzberg’s Voo store. Their small café bar just opened recently under the name Companion Coffee and is now serving coffee to fashionable Voo clients and Kreuzberg coffee–aficionados alike.