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Neukölln: bars,coffee shops, and other hidden places in and close to Neukölln!

By Traveller March 12, 2017

Neukölln: bars,coffee shops, and other hidden places in and close to Neukölln!

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By Fay Traveller March 12, 2017

Hello there!

So we'll be staying in the area of Neukölln, and although we are playing to discover other areas as well, closer to mitte, we would also love to visit some must bars, coffee shops, brunch cafés and markets in the area where we will be staying: Neukölln.

Thanks a lot!

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My favorite coffee spot at the moment is Populus on Maybachufer (which is close to the Turkish Market, which you should check out on a Tuesday or Friday from 9am). Owned by a lovely Finnish couple, they have great self-roasted coffee and do an amazing vegetarian brunch on the weekends.

Le Bon on the border between Kreuzberg and Neukölln also has amazing brunch and coffee, come early and expect to wait a bit.

California Breakfast Slam is a larger place and has great Eggs Benedicts and full egg and pancake plates (I'd skip the Mexican style breakfasts). Their Bloody Mary's are the best!

Geist im Glas is a great bar that also do boozy brunches on the weekends.

Dots Café on Weserstraße has great pancakes and other breakfast/brunch dishes, good cakes and coffee.

Isla coffee in Schillerkiez is a lovely zero-waste café with amazing coffee and good vegetarian treats and weekend brunches.

Hit up Gordon in Schillerkiez for the most amazing Shakshuka and delicious coffee. The place is also a record store where you can listen to records.

Geist im Glas, Tier, Twinpigs are all great bars. Also, if you just stroll down Weserstraße all the way between Wildenbruchstraße and Kottbusser Damm, you'll find lots of cute places, Wine bars and cocktail bars on your way. Haven't made it there myself yet, but there's a new natural wine bar in Neukölln called JaJa that I would love to try myself soon.

Good luck and have fun!

Local March 13, 2017
Woww Anette you're the best! I loved the description of all of them so I guess I'll love the places too! Cheers!
Hi there!

I posted this comment under another Berlin question, but I think it has some good tips for you as well:

I could recommend doing some bar hopping in Neuköllns Schillerkiez. In this small area, you can find a lot of cool bars. I've made a list with most of them:

If you want to have dinner in that area beforehand and have a little bit more to spend, I would def. recommend Lavanderia Vecchia or La Pecora Nera. But there are a lot of cheaper options as well.

Otherwise go to Kreuzberg / Neuköllns Reuterkiez. The Hobrechtstraße in the middle of this area has a lot of cool bars. In some side alleys you can find nice restaurants or go to the Maybach Ufer and have dinner at Café Jacques.

If you have more questions, just ask away! You can probably also find a lot on my blog:
Local March 13, 2017
Thanks a lot Eva! I'll check it out!
Thanks a lot!!
Hi Fay,

eat-the-world offers a cultural walking food tour through Neukölln which highlights the best hidden gems of the district's culinary scene. The area is the most multicultural and international district in Berlin, so there are a lot of yummy, diverse options! Stops on our tour include an American bistro, an infamous espresso bar, a creative Arabic restaurant, a soul food pizzeria, an extraordinary art & music café, a vegan restaurant, and an Italian café - so you know you'll get your money's worth and will get to try lots of different cuisines that have their own unique Berlin twist :) We offer tours in other neighborhoods as well, but as you're staying in Neukölln, I think that would be your best bet. In any case, I hope you have a great trip and can discover as much of Berlin as possible!