Berlin city guide: How to blend in with the cool people (or try to)

I jumped at the chance to spend this last weekend in Berlin with Mikee, who had been there all week schmoozing with industry folk at Bread & Butter. I was really in the mood for a dose of Berlin’s attitude; you know, cool, laid-back, edgy yet stylishly hedonistic – the kind of attitude that cool … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Manufactum Warenhaus

Berlin Hotspot Find: Manufactum Warenhaus |

This place is special. A traditional general store selling high-end quality German products ranging from denims to home wares and foodstuffs. Best bit: The well-selected stationary and art supplies section. Hiberniastraße 5 45731 Waltrop, Germany +49 2309 939142   LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the social web to keep up to date with … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: 14 oz Store

Berlin Hotspot Find: 14 oz Store |

Hands down the best men’s denim store in Berlin. Best bit: Shopped out? Rest up with a coffee in their outdoor courtyard.   Neue Schönhauser Straße 13 10178 Berlin, Germany +49 30 28040514     LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the social web to keep up to date with new posts and get … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Festsaal Kreuzberg

Berlin Hotspot Find: Festsaal Kreuzberg |

A nondescript tent below a busy underpass marks the entry of this club and music venue. Walk through and find a courtyard then a multi-storey, underground style club bringing a range of DJs an artists such as Floating Points – who we saw that night. Best bit: A quality music policy from the posters I … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Burgermeister

Berlin Hotspot Find: Burgermeister |

This infamous burger kiosk below the U-Bahn tracks is where Kreuzbergers go when in need of a late night chilli-cheese fries and burger fix. So bad but so good. Best bit: It’s also open for lunch. Oberbaumstraße 8 Berlin, Germany +49 30 23883840     LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the social web … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Das Neue Schwartz

Berlin Hotspot Find: Das Neue Schwartz |

Directly on one of Berlin’s most important fashion streets but tucked away so that only those in the know shop here. Ring a doorbell, enter through a courtyard and be greeted with some of the best avant-garde selections of vintage clothes, accessories and shoes from big-name designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Raf Simons, Bernhard Willhelm … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Bonanza Coffee Heroes

Berlin Hotspot Find: Bonanza Coffee Heroes |

Bare walls, sacks of coffee beans, a couple of bearded baristas making really good coffee is all you’ll get at this place. It’s worth a trip to Prenzlauerberg just to get one though. Best bit: Simple. Cappuccino. Oderberger Straße 35 10435 Berlin, Germany +49 171 5630795   LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Café KRONE

Berlin Hotspot Find: Café KRONE |

The perfect place to spend Sunday afternoon brunch with The Kings of Convenience playing in the background. It’s bustling but warm and inviting. Best bit: The interiors are what dream kitchens are made of. Oderberger Straße 38 10435 Berlin, Germany +49 30 44312221   LETS GET SOCIAL! Follow on the social web to … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: The Barn

Berlin Hotspot Find: The Barn |

You can tell the owner of The Barn is passionate about coffee and offering quality food. He serves single origin beans from some notable roasters like Stumptown and Denmark Coffee Collective. If you know your coffee you will appreciate this place. Best bit: The coffee is the draw card but you will want to eat … Continue reading

Berlin Hotspot Find: Trust Bar

Berlin Hotspot Find: Trust Bar |

Enter via an anonymous door on Torstrasse into a stripped down, gritty yet glamorous bar. The cool hedonistic crowd enjoys full bottles of Champagne, Vodka and Trust brand mixers. Best bit: The “trust” concept gets taken 1 step further here – each bathroom cubicle has a sliding door to the next. Trust thy neighbour not … Continue reading