Am I an avid coffee drinker? No! Call me crazy, but the taste just doesn’t do it for me. The fact that I’m still haunted by nightmares about my teachers’ coffee breath doesn’t exactly strengthen the case for drinking coffee either. Is there anything more horrid than starting the day with a whiff of someone else’s coffee breath? Ermm…no!
That being said, there’s probably nothing more comforting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee, or ground coffee, or coffee beans, basically every smell connected with coffee that isn’t a person’s breath. So even though I don’t drink coffee, I love spending time in coffee shops. The coffee smell, the cake, the pastries, the pancakes, the cosy atmosphere…coffee shops are certainly a great place for a Sunday catch-up.
Particularly when you’re out and about with a food blogger with a penchant for good coffee as well as her beau, who happens to run a successful chain of coffee shops in London. We chose Distrikt Coffee as our preferred Sunday catch-up location, and weren’t disappointed. Don’t let the empty streets leading to the coffee shop fool you, though. This place means serious business, so be prepared to queue.
Luckily, our wait was sweetened by both the anticipation of devouring big portions of lovingly prepared pancakes, bread pudding and carrot cake, and the fantastic industrial interior. Exposed brick walls, wooden tables, iron chairs, leather sofas, and ceiling lights fashioned from copper pipes set the tone for a relaxing, slightly vintage Sunday afternoon in Berlin Mitte.
Although prices were almost up to London standards, I was super impressed by the fast and friendly service despite a packed house, the amazing interior, and the great variety of delicious sweat treats. Thumbs up for Distrikt Coffee!
(All pics by Nina, founder and editor of Have You Heard Of it?)