Good freelance coffee shops in Berlin, featuring the necessities:
Wifi. Kuchen. Good, cheap coffee. And, most necessarily, an air of “do whatever the hell you want in here, for however long as you want,” because, as freelancers, we know how awk it can be when asked to purchase something else.
Of course, this is a limited list of the best Berlin coffee shops for freelancers. Berlin’s a world of freelancers, darting from one deadline to the next. If you have a favorite, write it in the comments. Brag about it. Come on.
1. Café Kraft, Prenzlauer Berg
No surprise, glittering P-berg streets host countless freelance-friendly cafés. And if you want a mouth-watering Instagram feed, look no further.
Schivelbeiner Str. 23
2. The Visit, Kreuzberg
Sparse, clean, for a centered headspace, regardless of how murderous you feel toward your clients. Hunky, beardy baristas ease the pain.
The Visit Coffee Roastery
3. Oslo Kaffeebar, Mitte
I can’t say enough good things about Oslo Kaffeebar. Food’s great, coffee’s better, and the atmosphere is calm and concentrated, allowing you several hours of uninterrupted work.
4. ZAZZA Gourmet Rösterei, Kreuzberg
High praise: I’m actually writing this blog from there RIGHT NOW! The kuchen is spectacular; the staff’s friendly and bright; jazz pipes from the back room, not too loud, and people seem to stay for hours, without care. Good light, too.
5. Leuchtstoff Kaffee Bar, Neukölln
In the super-secret, special corner of Neukölln sits this hipster safe haven, Leuchtstoff, or light switch. It’s layered, with couches on cozy, lofted nooks above, and features many outlets. Yes, you know that’s important.
leuchtstoff – Kaffeebar
6. DoubleEye, Schöneberg
Somewhere, far from the safety of Neukölln and Kreuzberg, it’s rumored that Schöneberg freelancers live a charmed life.
7. Agora, Neukölln
This co-working space and café is a sheer delight, offering brunches, lunches, and sweets, along with a crew of people actually getting their shit done. Hard to believe in Berlin, but it does exist.
Agora Collective e.V.
8. St. Oberholz, Mitte
I can’t believe I skipped over this place for so long. With a studious center up a flight of steps and a hip café on the ground floor, it’s a perfect place for coffee and food–and the ability to switch to wine or beer or liquor whenever you feel the need.
Rosenthaler Str. 72A
9. Café Manstein4, Schöneberg
Pretty-berg, you made it–twice! This living room-like café is cozy and sweet, with delicious fare.
A bar, where we wanted to sketch was closed for renovation. So we landed in the nice cafe nearby. It has an atmosphere of an old living room, very cozy, but a group discussion about relationships also took a place there and nearly drove me crazy! #aquarellife #watercolor #sketch #urbansketchers #акварель #painting #topcreator #art #artwork #artist #paint #draw #watercolour #berlin #neuköln #watercolorpainting #acuarela #sketchbook #скетч #skizze #skizzenbuch #artstagram #urbansketch #usk #drawing #berlin #рисунок #moleskine #moleskineart #barsketching #fineliner
10. Shakespeare and Sons, Friedrichshain
This bookstore-bagel-fairyland is an essential workspace, with many tables and some of the best chocolate chip cookies on the goddamn planet. The bagels are great, too.
Shakespeare and Sons
Warschauer Str. 74
11. Katulki z Bzem, Neukölln
The picture speaks for itself, making all words useless and forcing me back to my actual writing work.