This coffee shop gets the award for the best banana bread I’ve ever had. It may be small, but it has plenty of outside tables which are very popular. The coffee was decent, and though not the most welcoming staff when I went, it was easy to knuckle down and work here.
Located round the corner of my office in Friedrichshain, this place does really nice coffee and a really good vegan blueberry scone. You have to ask for a WiFi code that’s available for two hours, which isn’t ideal if you want to use both your phone and laptop, but it is fast. The staff are very hit and miss – one slipped me two codes with a knowing smile but another rolled his eyes when I asked for one. There’s another location in Mitte, Litfaßplatz 3, but I haven’t personally been.
A bookshop with mostly English books, loads of tables and a decent number of plugs. There’s a room that bans laptops as well so it caters for everyone. The coffee was nice, though the vegan ‘cookie’ was basically a flat cake and not the best. The bagels they sell however are really nice, so for those with a sweet tooth I’d suggest an apple and cinnamon bagel with spread/jam instead. The WiFi kicks you off after around 2 hours without warning though, and unless you’re on Vodafone there’s no hotspots around.
Super healthy and very modern, though you have to sit in designated places with a laptop and the plugs are few and far between. The coffee was really nice and no extra cost for oat milk which is a rarity in Berlin. They also sell a lot of more unusual health food including algae and the very intriguing coconut bacon.
Situated in hipsters paradise Kreuzberg, this was one of the best coffees I’ve had in a long time, though sadly no cake. You had to sit in a designated spot with laptops though admittedly the WiFi was much better there. The staff were a bit aloof and the coffee was pretty expensive but it’s a beautiful, modern place to work. There’s another branch in Prenzlauer Berg I’m yet to try.