Slowly but surely we’re reaching Berlin’s darkest season, when the leaves are gone and things get gloomy. But! The city is home to some cosy, plant-filled cafés to help us escape the grey and breathe in some green.
Houseplants are having a comeback. And there are plenty of good reasons for that: plants create a soothing atmosphere, they improve air quality, and with the right pot, they become a design object in their own right. More and more eateries put their plant collections front and centre, proving that the good old houseplant can shape indoor spaces and add some cosiness to any room. Even, and we can’t quite believe we’re writing this, to a shopping mall food court. Yes, for real. So, in honour of our photosynthesising friends and their numerous benefits, here are five spots in Berlin at which to get your green fix — plus the place to go for the most beautifully-designed pots around.
The Greens Berlin — Coffee & Plants
Address: Am Krögel 2, Mitte | Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat+Sun
Directions: U-Bahn station Klosterstraße
Address: Schönhauser Allee 127, Prenzlauer Berg | Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Directions: S- and U-Bahn station Schönhauser Allee
Roamers — Coffee & Booze
Address: Pannierstraße 64, Neukölln | Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm, Sat+Sun 10am-4pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Hermannplatz
House of Small Wonder
Address: Johannisstraße 20, Mitte | Wed-Mon 9am-11pm, Tue 5pm-11pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Oranienburger Tor
Kantini at Bikini Berlin
Address: Budapester Straße 38-50, Charlottenburg | Mon-Sat 9am-9pm
Directions: S- and U-Bahn station Zoo
The Botanical Room — Plants + Pots
Address: Manteuffelstraße 73, Kreuzberg | Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Görlitzer Bahnhof
Translated by Aida Baghernejad
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