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westberlin mediabar and coffeeshop

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Why locals love it

Amidst the hordes of tourists and the commercial exploitation of Berlin's grim history, Checkpoint Charlie is the last place you would expect to find such a hip place. The coffee, music (they often play Berlin artists), and food is good. It has comfortable seats for browsing a variety of art and alternative culture magazines and books.

Why you should visit it

Experience the self-consciously hipster side of life in Berlin, and pick up some niche magazines or books that might be hard to find elsewhere. There's also a long shared desk and fast wifi if you need to update your travel blog. It's a welcome respite from the tourist circus if you find yourself stuck in the centre.

Special tip

Homesick Australians can find homemade Anzac Biscuits here; one of Australia's most loved recipes.

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8 Comments

Great selection of books and magazines, weirdly tranquil considering how busy it is nearby. Good place to get a little work done and grab a nice coffee.
Douglas
Traveller
April 13, 2018
Best of art/architecture books, chill interior, nice servers, the best coffee & cheesecake (thanks to Five Elephant), and they have Oat Milk so I can drink a cappuccino! Oh, and right by Checkpoint Charlie. ;)
Sylvia
Local
June 8, 2017
Best of art/architecture books, chill interior, nice servers, the best coffee & cheesecake (thanks to Five Elephant), and they have Oat Milk so I can drink a cappuccino! Oh, and right by Checkpoint Charlie. ;)
Sylvia
Local
June 8, 2017
Best of art/architecture books, chill interior, nice servers, the best coffee & cheesecake (thanks to Five Elephant), and they have Oat Milk so I can drink a cappuccino! Oh, and right by Checkpoint Charlie. ;)
Sylvia
Local
June 8, 2017
Best of art/architecture books, chill interior, nice servers, the best coffee & cheesecake (thanks to Five Elephant), and they have Oat Milk so I can drink a cappuccino! Oh, and right by Checkpoint Charlie. ;)
Sylvia
Local
June 8, 2017

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