5 Great Work Cafés in Berlin

Whether you’re a blogger, a start-up, a freelancer or you’re feverishly trying to finish your first blockbuster novel, these are the 5 cafés you need on your radar for your next trip to Berlin.

betahaus, Kreuzberg

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betahaus is a café and creative space rolled into one.


Downstairs, the café serves healthy breakfasts from 8am and tasty vegan and vegetarian-friendly lunch dishes until five, while upstairs there are meeting rooms and co-working spaces that can be rented on a daily or monthly basis.


Even if you’re just dropping in to catch-up on a few emails, the specialty coffee downstairs makes the café area a great spot to get the job done.


betahaus: Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin, +49 30 609809270, betahaus.com, Mon – Fri 8am – 10pm, Sat 10am -8pm


Nearest Station: Moritzplatz

Sankt Oberholz, Mitte

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Early opening and LATE closing hours (12 am most nights) has seen Sankt Oberholz become something of an institution for Berlin-based digital nomads.


For a work space with a view, head upstairs and grab one of the desks by the window overlooking the lively Rosenthalter Platz or pull up a chair on the sunny terrace outside in the summer.



Once you’ve put your project to bed, kick back and reward yourself with one of their signature cocktails.


Sankt Oberholz: Rosenthaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin, +49 30 55578595, sanktoberholz.de, Mon – Thurs 8am – 12am, Friday 8am – 3pm, Saturday 9am -3am, Sunday 9am -12am


Nearest Station: Rosenthaler Platz

Shakespeare and Sons, Friedrichshain

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Shakespeare and Sons bookstore is one of the cosiest work spaces you’ll find in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood.


As well as selling great works of literature, the shop has become renowned for its freshly baked pastries and delicious bagels. Come for the free wifi, stay a while longer for the comfy chairs and easy-going atmosphere.


Shakespeare and Sons: Warschauer Str. 74, 10243 Berlin, +49 (0) 30 46796332, shakesbooks.de, Mon – Sat 9am -8pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm


Nearest Station: Warschauer Strasse

Two and Two, Neukölln

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With its mix of Japanese and French decor, fast wifi and sumptuous pastries Two and Two in Neukolln has got its work-life balance pretty much en pointe. The quiet, chilled vibe makes this the ideal spot to set up office for an hour or two, maybe more if you go for one of their energizing matcha teas.


Two and Two: Pannierstraße 6, 12047 Berlin, +49 30 53791578, Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm


Nearest Station: Hermannplatz

No Fire, No Glory, Prenzlauer Berg

No Fire, No Glory is workplace heaven if you’re a caffeine connoisseur. Restore your focus with some of the best third wave coffee in town. When it comes to headphones and laptop time, you’ll find the wifi is well up to speed too.


No Fire, No Glory: Rykestraße 45, Berlin +49 30 28839233, nofirenoglory.de Mon – Thurs  and Sunday 9am – 6pm , 9am – 1am Friday and Saturday.


Nearest Station: Marrienburger Strasse


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- Fiona Hilliard