Berlin

Coffee Shops

Bonanza Coffee Roasters

Kreuzberg

Bonanza Coffee Roasters is passionate about crafting an excellent roast and is deeply involved in the entire process, from bean to cup. Their cafe is absolute aesthetic perfection- open, light-filled, and modern.

Companion Coffee

Kreuzberg

Tucked inside the contemporary concept store Voo Store is Companion Coffee, a cozy little hideaway with just a handful of tables, the company of plants, and windows that open up to fresh air on a nice day.

Hallesches Haus

Kreuzberg

A general store, cafe/ restaurant, and event space all wrapped up into one. There are plenty of seats available, so head here to work on your laptop, meet up with friends, or simply linger over coffee and a light breakfast.

No Fire No Glory

Prenzlauer Berg

A specialty coffee shop in Prenzlauerberg serving espresso drinks, pastries, and light fare.

Where to Eat

The Bowl

Friedrichshain

Located on the second floor of Veganz, Berlin’s all-vegan grocery store, is this plant-based restaurant where fresh, healthy, plant-based ingredients are the main event. In addition to savory bowls and smoothie bowls, they also offer smoothies and healthy desserts.

Brammibal’s

Vegan donuts and third-wave coffee make for a naughty-yet-nice way to kick off a day of shopping and exploring.

Daluma

Mitte

A beautiful juice shop serving a variety of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and raw vegan dishes.

La Stella Nera

Neukolln

For an authentic Italian food experience- minus the meat and dairy- head to Stella Nera. They have an extensive menu of antipasti, pizza, and pasta, plus traditional Italian desserts like tiramisu and panna cotta.

Luck’s

Friedrichshain

An all-vegan restaurant serving inventive, plant-focused meals.

Momo’s

Mitte

This vegetarian dumpling restaurant offers several vegan options in a casual, counter-serve setting.

Voner

Friedrichshain

A no-frills vegan kebab shop serving doner, curryworst, burgers, and fries for inexpensive prices.

Yamyam

Mitte

A buzzing Korean restaurant serving traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap and ramyun, with many vegan/ vegetarian options.

W der Imbuss

Mitte

A mostly vegetarian/ vegan menu with an variety of international cuisines including Indian, Mexican, and Mediterranean.

Nightlife

Bierhof Rudersdorf

A beer garden with a beautiful outdoor space that is perfect for escaping the city grit on a nice, summer afternoon.

Katerholzig

A large indoor/outdoor nightclub open on Fridays and Saturdays, where the parties last well past dawn.

Prater Garten

One of Berlin’s oldest biergartens, with ample outdoor seating and a small drink menu of traditional beers and wine. Their food menu includes a vegan option of vegan meatballs with beans, potatoes, and pickles. Heads up, they take cash only.

Sisyphos

For a weekend-long techno party with no break, head to Sisyphos. This space is a perfect representation of Berlin’s grit-culture.

Sustainable Shopping

Avesu

Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg

Avesu, one of the biggest online, 100% cruelty-free shoe stores, is based in Berlin and has two brick & mortar locations- one across from The Bowl on the top level of Veganz grocery store in Friedrichshain, and another in Prenzlauer Berg.

Folk Days

Kreuzberg

Folk Days sells artisan-made fashion and design goods and does a rotating pop-up shop, highlighting other ethically-minded brands.

Halleches Haus

Kreuzberg

A general store selling a range of home goods including lighting, pottery, candles, furniture, stationary, and more. Be sure to stop in their attached cafe/ restaurant for a coffee and a pastry.

Homage

Kreuzberg

Contemporary fashion from ethically and sustainably minded brands.

Loveco

Friedrichshain

Sells a variety of men’s and women’s fashion and beauty products from eco-friendly and ethical brands.

MOON

Kreuzberg

Women’s fashion and beauty products from sustainably-minded, mostly European brands like Signe, Skall Studio, and Maska.

SHIO

Kreuzberg

SHIO sells a variety of contemporary fashion made from eco-friendly materials, and also has a line of up-cycled fashions repurposed from second-hand clothing.

Un Autre Voodoo

Kreuzberg

Sells products made locally and sustainably by international designers based in Berlin.

Wertvoll

Prenzlauer Berg

An eco-minded boutique selling a variety of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry.

WESEN

Kreuzberg

A small storefront selling eco-friendly and ethical clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Things to Do

Mauerpark

Prenzlauer Berg

Head to Berlin’s most beloved park on a Sunday afternoon for the weekly flea market and karaoke.

Tempelhof Feld

Tempelhof Feld is an airport that was built in the 1920’s and ceased operation in 2008. It is now a park where you can walk around on a nice summer day and have a picnic, go for a bike ride, and check out its urban garden section where locals grow vegetables on raised beds.

Turkish Market

Kreuzberg

A stretch of stalls along Maybachufer in the Kreuzberg neighborhood selling handcrafted goods and authentic Turkish dishes. Operating hours are 11 AM- 6:30 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

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