Guide to Vegan Cafés in Berlin for Digital Nomads

Guide to Vegan Cafés in Berlin for Digital Nomads

It is no secret that we enjoy finding nice cafés on our travels. In fact, we usually end up seeing the inside of more cafés in a new place we visit than typical tourist attractions.

One of the many, many things I love about Berlin is its wonderful café culture, so we had plenty to choose from. Even when I typed in the search term “vegan cake” into Foursquare, I got over a dozen results in the city.

Since we usually also search for nice cafés to use as work spaces for a few hours to make for a change from working in our apartment, we also try to find ones offering free wifi, which most (though not all) do.

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Here are our favourite vegan cafés in Berlin for digital nomads, organised by district. Some serve only vegan food and drinks, while others are not strictly vegan but offer several things that are in fact vegan. This post will be added to as we discover more places worth mentioning. (Last update: 30th November 2015)

Neukölln

Pêle-Mêle

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inside Pêle-Mêle

We’ve visited this 100% vegan place many times, and on weekday mornings it was wonderfully calm, making it a perfect place to get some work done, and the wifi cooperates perfectly (though the password changes weekly). The bagels, with their wide section of vegan fillings were very good as were the cakes. The lunch offerings are served in generous portions and the staff is friendly and relaxed. They now have a loyalty card so after you’ve bought 10 coffees and get a stamp each time, you’ll get one free.

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DetailsFoursquareFacebookWebsite; Innstr. 26, 12043, Berlin

Our score: 10/10 for vegan friendliness; 10/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Let It Be

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A vegan creperie and burger bar, this place still has the feel of a regular cafe but offers somethings slightly different. Crepes, sandwiches and burgers are named after famous people – I had the Daryl Hannah (sundried tomatoes, “mozzarella”, arugula, pesto) and Zab had the Alicia Silverstone (chocolate cream and banana) – and they serve as a filling afternoon snack or light meal. They also have delicious cake. When we visited, they said they had wifi, but we couldn’t get it to work.

letitbe2Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Treptowerstr. 90, 12059, Berlin

Our score: 10/10 for vegan friendliness; 5/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Treibholz

cake at Treibholz

cake at Treibholz

This trendy café with its minimalist look is a great spot to work. The only trouble was that the wifi didn’t work at the time of our visit (May 2014) with the browser Safari, so come prepared with another browser. Everything they serve is vegan. The homemade cakes are lovely, and they offer almond milk as an alternative to soy.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Hermannstr. 37, 12049, Berlin

Our score: 10/10 for vegan friendliness; 8/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Caramina

A calm, quiet place with decent wifi and cheap vegan cakes: what more could you ask for? The prices of other things (tea, coffee) were also relatively low compared to other places nearby, and on a weekday afternoon, we were the only people there, making it easy to concentrate on work. The only down side is that it’s rather dark, so perhaps not the best place to spend a sunny afternoon.

Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Herrfurthstr. 10, 12049, Berlin

Our score: 7/10 for vegan friendliness; 6/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Leuchtstoff

This extremely hip and slightly confusing place is a hub for laptop workers in Neukölln, with almost all the guests hard at work on their Macs. The furniture is perhaps not the most comfortable, and there aren’t many power outlets, but the wifi is decent and the atmosphere conducive to getting work done. They offer soy milk for hot drinks and always have a vegan banana bread which is recommendable, and sometimes a muffin too.

Leuchtstoff

Leuchtstoff

Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Siegfriedstr. 19, 12051, Berlin

Our score: 5/10 for vegan friendliness; 6/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Schaumschläger

Schaumschläger's vegan breakfast

Schaumschläger’s vegan breakfast

This busy place has a several tasty vegan cookies and cakes as well as a decent vegan breakfast that is served until 3pm. The wifi was password free and worked fine. The only downside is the tables are a little small for two people to work comfortably with laptops opposite one another and that it gets pretty noisy around lunch time.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Hobrechtstr. 11, 12047, Berlin

Our score: 8/10 for vegan friendliness; 6/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Tischendorf

inside Tischendorf

inside Tischendorf

This cute place, popular on weekends, had decent wifi, a few vegan cakes and slightly overworked staff. The tables were not well matched in height to the chairs, and weren’t very large, but the creative atmosphere made up for the slight inconvenience.

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DetailsFoursquareFacebookWebsite; Friedelstr. 25, 12047, Berlin

Our score: 7/10 for vegan friendliness; 8/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Katulki

inside Katulki

inside Katulki

This lovely little Polish café has some nice corners to work from, but no sign of any power outlets. Wifi is solid, however. They offer a few vegan cakes, though you’ll have to ask which ones they are, as well as a nice range of teas and soy milk for hot drinks. Staff are friendly and will more or less leave you alone to work.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Friedelstr. 40, 12047, Berlin

Our score: 6/10 for vegan friendliness; 7/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Kreuzberg

Fräulein Wild

inside Fräulein Wild

inside Fräulein Wild

This is a slightly twee café with a range of delicious looking cakes, about 25% of which are vegan. The wifi was reliable, but being another of those places with slightly wobbly tables and mismatched chairs meant it was not the most comfortable place to spend several hours. There are signs that say that plugging your laptop in to a power socket will cost you €1 per cable, though we couldn’t tell if this was actually enforced.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Dresdenerstr. 13, 10999, Berlin

Our score: 8/10 for vegan friendliness; 5/10 for digital nomad friendliness

No Milk Today

A fully vegan café in a nice location, this place serves breakfasts, lunches, snacks and a wide array of cakes, including gluten free options. They also offer an interesting selection of smoothies and have decent wifi. Seating near the front is probably best for laptop working, while at the back are more comfy chairs and low tables.

No Milk Today

No Milk Today

DetailsFoursquareFacebookWebsite; Fichtestraße 3, 10967 Berlin

Our score: 10/10 for vegan friendliness; 7/10 for digital nomad friendliness

A.horn

A lovely place right by the Landwehr canal with an odd assortment of furniture and a window through to their associated bike repair shop. The wifi works well and they usually have a few vegan cakes to choose from, and can make vegan versions of their bagels if you ask nicely.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Carl-Herz-Ufer 9, 10961, Berlin

Our score: 8/10 for vegan friendliness; 10/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Friedrichshain

Goodies*

inside Goodies*

inside Goodies*

This chain serves a wide variety of healthy omnivore, vegetarian and vegan food, including some fabulous raw vegan cakes, a large selection of hot drinks (available with soy, almond or oat milk) and green smoothies. In this branch, we had no problems with the wifi, and the tables are large enough to work comfortably at.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Warschauerstr. 69, 10243, Berlin

Our score: 10/10 for vegan friendliness; 10/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Frau Honig

There’s something quite cosy about this place, which has a few good tables for working (and even a couple of power outlets!) and the staff are clearly used to leaving you alone to get on with your work as you won’t be the only one on your laptop there. The wifi is pretty reliable and certainly fast enough for surfing. There are always a couple of the cakes that are vegan, which are marked as such.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Strassmannstrasse 1, 10249, Berlin

Our score: 7/10 for vegan friendliness; 8/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Schöneberg

Tee Tea Thé

Tee Tea Thé's vegan breakfast

Tee Tea Thé’s vegan breakfast

This cute café, with attached tea shop, is a nice place to work, perhaps on a grey day, as there isn’t much natural light inside. The wifi requires a simple sign up process, but once set up, we found it to work fine. The set vegan brunch is quite spectacular, and at only €6.50, great value. There are a few other vegan options on the menu, but not seemingly any vegan cake.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Goltzstr. 2, 10781, Berlin

Our score: 9/10 for vegan friendliness; 8/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Linds

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This new kid on the block right by Julus-Leber-Brücke S-bahn station is a nice and cosy work spot with reliable wifi and friendly staff. There are a couple of vegan cakes every day, at least one vegan lunch item on the menu and all of the breakfasts can be veganised, which might seem surprisingly as most of them feature cheese and ham. It’s closed on Mondays.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Kolonnenstrasse 62, 10827, Berlin

Our score: 7/10 for vegan friendliness; 9/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Prenzlauerberg

Attis Café

This cute little place has sofas, tiny tables and no power sockets in sight. That means it may not be the best place to sit for hours working, but the wifi is fast, the cakes are good and the staff is friendly.

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Two out of five cakes were vegan when we visited, and for hot drinks there is a choice of soy, oat or rice milk for an extra charge of €0.40. The hot chocolate I ordered was one of the better ones I’ve had in the city.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Gleimstrasse 44, 10437, Berlin

Our score: 7/10 for vegan friendliness; 8/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Dascha 

A tiny café, signed as Flying Cake, half hidden in the basement of the building, Dascha has a good range of vegan soups and a couple of cakes. The wifi was not a problem and the service was friendly, though all the tables (and there aren’t many) were too small to comfortably sit two people with laptops. One person would be fine.

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Details: Foursquare; Stargarderstr. 45, 10437, Berlin

Our score: 9/10 for vegan friendliness; 5/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Sankt Oberholz

It may well be true that on an average day, there are more MacBooks in this café than a small Apple store. Come early to find a decent (or indeed any) spot, as it is a very popular workplace, though on one of our visits, the wifi stopped working for several hours and the crowd thinned significantly. The selection of vegan food and cakes mean you can easily spend all day hanging out there, assuming the wifi keeps going.

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Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Rosenthalerstr. 72, 10119, Berlin

Our score: 10/10 for vegan friendliness; 10/10 for digital nomad friendliness

Wedding

Tassenkuchen

Another place to come during the week for a calm, quiet work environment, though expect a few yummy mummies to pop in and out, babies in tow. The wifi was a dream, and the selection of organic vegan food (soups, burgers and on Fridays, cupcakes) was tasty and freshly made. The only disadvantage is that it’s in Wedding, a place you might not otherwise come as it’s not really convenient for any other part of town.

tassenkuchen

Details: Foursquare; Facebook; Website; Malplaquetstr. 33, 13347, Berlin

Our score: 9/10 for vegan friendliness; 10/10 for digital nomad friendliness

I have also created a Foursquare list of all these (and a few more) places, which you can save for yourself.

You can also download this guide in the GPSMyCity app!

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