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Café Buchwald


Café Buchwald

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The traditional cake-shop, Café Buchwald can be found at the nor-thern edge of the Tiergarten, directly in front of Moabiter Brücke and just a few minutes walk from Schloss Bellevue on a pleasant path beside the Spree. The firm, founded in 1852, used to supply the Court and still maintains a solid, traditional café culture. 
But if your taste in coffee is purely Italian and a latte Macchiato is as experimental as it gets, then you may be in the wrong place. The interior is ‘Altberlinisch‘, traditional Berlin style. It will remind you of your Aunty and Uncle’s living room: cosy yet slightly stuffy, classy yet austere. 
The counter, stuffed with cakes and tortes, will silence any suspicion that you might be in the wrong place. House specialities are the home-made Baumkuchen, which translates literally as ‘Tree-cake‘. The sales area is decorated with these black and white cakes, which are piled up in the windows in a wide range of sizes.
You used to have to be lucky to find a seat in the tiny front garden in good weather; however, the garden has now been enlarged to three times its previous size, so the rush for seats is over.
For anyone on the search for something typically ‘Berlinisch’, what-ever that might be, this is a spot that should not be missed. 



Address: Bartningallee 29, 10557 Berlin, +49 (0)30 3915931, 
Hours of opening: Mon-Sat 9.00-18.00, Sun 10.00-18.00
Bus, Tube, Tram: S5, S7, S9, S75 Bellevue; Bus 245 Kirchstr./Alt-Moabit