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Schwarzes Café

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Why locals love it

Apart from being open 24h, the "Black Café" can pride itself with surviving the steady decay of West-Berlin's night life scene. Established in 1978, former Berlin residents such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop used to shed some glitter in this legendary institution. The laid back atmosphere is accompanied by a wide variety of food and beverages.

Why you should visit it

The interior, that stretches over two floors, gives a "jazzed up" impression of how Berlin homes looked like in the first half of the 20th century. The food is of high quality and fairly priced, featuring mixed local, Euro-, and Asian cuisine. And if you are part of the legend yourself, you can enjoy your breakfast when normal people have dinner.

Special tip

Take your time to explore the place, it is full of exquisit details. And be sure to take your business to the black light toilets.

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Upstairs there is the major twin table on the balcony. From here you see down to Kantstraße like a pigeon. Very hilarious design of the toilets :)
June 27, 2019
Love this place!
January 19, 2019
One of the places where to stay when we are in the old Berlin township
May 3, 2018
Good to know! It's just a few steps away from our appartment. Thank you!
March 30, 2017
I visited Schwarzes Cafe two years ago and will be going back again for sure!! I loved the paintings on the walls and the cozy atmosphere! The courtyard in the back is wonderful as well.
October 20, 2016

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