This district was also East side of the Wall, and had really been the first to be taken by the Alternative communities in the 80's/90's. But according to Berliners, the atmosphere changed and it is now more a Bobo district (Bourgeois-bohemian), with art galleries, fresh and trendy fashion shops, a few vintage things and cute coffee shops!
This old fabric has been transformed into a cultural center, restaurant and bar. Lovely biergarten inside!
Anyway, it's true that the atmosphere is far less radical compared to Friederishchain/Kreuzberg, but it stays a nice district, where you still can enjoy a different and more relax atmosphere than in the core of the city (Mitte). I love all this greeneries on the balconies!
A beautiful red bricks building (I think there were a church behind)
Typical building from the east side of Berlin:
A mix of new and old:
Alternative places everywhere:
I felt in love with this tea room, who is also famous for its waffles and home-made ice creams! It's called Kaüf Dich Glücklish :) Look at this adorable terrace with colourful chairs:
Fresh flowers on each table:
Little birdies coming for a visit:
A viw from the inside:
It is the perfect alchemy between a tasty break and a vintage but affected surroundings. We came twice in 5 days, first to enjoy the terrace, second time to have a waffle as a breakfast (they only do Frühstücks – breackfast/lunch - on Saturday and sunday) inside.
I'm hungry, now :'(
This room is so charming, with its vintage chair, lovely enamelled tables, wood benches, and blueish/greyish floor. Not to be forgotten that those Waffles are to die for (two tries and I can say they are perfect: sweetly crusty outside and softly melting inside), and that you can put Ice cream ON your waffle. Or fresh fruits. Or chocolat. Or both.
Little porcelain cup with a good cappuccino inside.
They also sale some lovely handpainted porcelains:
One of my favorite places in the world! :)
Here is the adress:
Kauf Dich Glücklich
10435 Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg
See you soon for the district of Mitte!