Moving to a new, completely unknown city can be a hazardous undertaking. For starters, you have no clue where to buy your food, what’s cheap and what’s any good. Therefore, it is a top priority to discover where to buy breakfast, lunch, supper and, of course, coffee. The latter is especially important as the places that sell coffee offer much more than just hot brown liquid. Coffee places are like playgrounds for grown-ups; if you are in a good one you really really don’t want to leave.
“Coffee places are like playgrounds for grown-ups; if you are in a good one you really really don’t want to leave”
Besides coffee and a variety of food they offer everything a human being might wish for, like: comfortable chairs, wifi, other people and toilets. Better yet, children have not yet discovered them so they are generally child-free, so you can even curse and talk about naughty things (or work quietly for that matter).
Anyway, as I spent two weeks in Berlin already last year I knew just the place, Cafe Rhino in the cozy Prenzlauer Berg. The coffee is cheap, 2,20 for a cappuccino, the wifi is good, the chairs super comfortable, the owner nice, its visitors equally nice and the place is not at all stylish, like many of the hipster places are. Instead the whole space seems rather randomly put together, somehow, as if by chance, giving it an idyllic character.
I guess this entire post is another tip for visiting Berlin.You’re welcome!
(Fun fact, last year I was asked by the owner to buy more than just a cappuccino if I wanted to work there the whole day. Of course I obliged. Therefore, I bought an additional baguette today)