The Best Späti in Berlin

The community’s heart still beats in Prenzlauer Berg, at the Spätkauf on Choriner Straße. Feel like you're popping down to a village shop thirty years ago, where people come for a coffee, beer, or just a friendly chit chat.

The decor brings you back in time, but also somewhere new. The original fittings and slouchy threadbear armchairs sit in the background to a carousel of quirky decorations. Every week there’s a new tongue-in-cheek joke stuck to the counter, and Little Bo Peep’s creepy portrait stares out from behind the till. Above your head a ‘Love is Giving’ embroidered tapestry hangs next to a giant plastic toothbrush.

Come for a quick sandwich and homemade cake, stay late for a wine and funky jazz tunes. Sit with the original owner and his dog, read the papers, pick up fresh fruit or even a handmade lucky dip bag. Serving lunch bites, snacks and sweets, a good selection of wine and even individual cigarettes. The Spätkauf on Choriner Strasse transitions between shop/ cafe/ bar, and caters for every mood.

Open daily from 8am until midnight, at Choriner Str. 12, 10119 Berlin.

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