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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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10 Comments

good coffee and perfect place for work meetings or co working
Valentina
Local
November 4, 2019
There's a great range of lunch items and although it was a little busy, there were still plenty of places to sit. Brilliant location!
Beth
Traveller
October 25, 2019
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

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