Artist rendering of the new airport (source: gmp Architekten, JSK International, Björn Rolle, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg).

Berlin’s New Airport Will Not Open in June


Flat white from Antipodes in Berlin. Photo: Berlinow

Finally a Decent Flat White

Been looking all over Berlin for a decent flat white? At Antipodes, you’re in for treat. Their flat white is strong enough to keep you going all day. The coffee beans are organic, roasted by Kings & Queens in Berlin. Hungry? Grilled sandwiches and soup is on the menu, as well as some delicious cookies. – Berlinow

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A Taste of Nippon in Berlin


(Japanese Tea, That Is)

Out of Nippon

Rhinower Straße 3, 10437 Berlin

Business Hours Tue–Thu: 12.00–19.00, Fri–Sat: 12.00–23.00 (open end), Sun 12.00–19.00


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Tea brewing for geeks: When the thermometer drops to 70 degrees, it’s time to pour the water. Photo: Berlinow

I don’t want to pay two or three euros for some hot water and a dull bag of tea. That’s way I almost never drink tea at a café. To drink truly great tea you should go to someone that have a passion for tea. Out of Nippon in Prenzlauer Berg is such a place.

In a relaxed and tastefully decorated room, Out of Nippon serves probably the best tea you can find in Berlin. Imported directly from Japan by the shop’s owner, the Soba-cha is a delicacy. It’s roasted buckwheat tea, with a sweet nutty flavor and completely caffein free. Another treat is the Genmai-cha, roasted brown rice combined with green tea. This tea also has a nutty, almost salty flavor combined with the mild taste of the green tea leaves.

When you’re at Out of Nippon, take a few minutes to admire a tansu, an old japanese commode. The café also sell restored japanese furniture.

On occasion there are concerts and other events, check the website for details.

Tres Cabezas
Tres Cabezas in Friedrichshain. Photo: Berlinow

Great Coffee in Friedrichshain

This cozy café is a great place for a quick coffee in eastern Friedrichshain. Tres Cabezas coffee is roasted right in front of the guests in the shop, and you can buy a bag of fresh beans with you when you leave. Free wifi. – Berlinow

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Mission Workshop Popup Store

Torstraße 66, 10119 Berlin

Business Hours Monday-Saturday: 12.00-20.00 until April 7 2012.


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Get your caffeine fix on the sidewalk. Bicycle Coffee from San Francisco brewing it fresh on Torstraße. Photo: Berlinow

Aah, the smell of freshly ground coffee, and yet we’re surrounded by the fumes from heavy traffic on busy Torstraße in Mitte.

Yesterday Bicycle Coffee from San Francisco arranged a coffee tasting right on the sidewalk, outside the Mission Workshop popup store. Bicycle Coffee is a small, family run business from San Francisco. They roast organic and fair-trade Arabica beans and deliver their bags to offices, grocery stores, cafés and hotels by bike.

Right now they’re in Berlin, so coffee craving Berliners can get a taste of their hand-picked beans. And the coffee’s really great. Usually I prefer to have my coffee with milk, but this mug of fresh brew would have been a shame to pour milk in. Despite the amount of coffee that went into the filter, the coffee was very easy to drink. Even so, you’ll probably feel the caffeine kick in after while. I know I did.

You can try the Bicycle Coffee every day until April 7 2012. Check the fact box for hours.

Malinikoff at Helmholzplatz. Photo: Berlinow

The French Café at Helmholzplatz

The latest addition at Berlin’s hipster hotspot Helmholzplatz is this French café with its adjacent bakery shop. Great cakes, coffee ranging from average to good. Avoid weekends if you don’t like to fight for a chair. Or just grab a coffee and a croissant to go from the bakery. – Berlinow

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