The Minimalist's Guide to Berlin

Over the past year residing in Berlin, we've composed a comprehensive list of almost 100 venues that are aligned with our love for elevated design.  

Most of the recommendations have minimalist interiors and offerings, but even those with a more elaborate aesthetic have a refreshingly focused approach to their craft and a keen attention to design details. With a diverse mix of both high-end and attainable experiences, we hope this list gives you a fully representative view into the richness of Berlin's food, art, and design scene. 


Aunt Benny

Sparsely designed neighborhood cafe |Oderstraße 7, 10247 Berlin| Website


Specialty coffee roaster with hipster vibe | Auguststraße 58, 10119 Berlin | Website 


High-quality Italian fare in a lovely atmosphere | Wrangelstraße 42, 10997 Berlin | Website 

Cafe Einstein 

A chic Vienna-style coffeehouse and Berlin institution | Kurfürstenstraße 58, 10785 Berlin | Website

Cafe Liebling 

Laid back cafe with popular outdoor seating in well-to-do Prenzlauerberg | Raumerstraße 36A, 10437 Berlin

Cafe Oliv  

Chic brunch and lunch spot in the midst of Mitte's shopping district | Münzstraße 8, 10178 Berlin | Website

Cocolo Ramen 

The undisputed go-to ramen joint with long waits to prove it | Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39-40, 10999 Berlin | Website 

Distrikt Coffee

Gorgeous interior with delicious breakfast and lunch options | Mitte, Bergstraße 68, 10115 Berlin | Website 


Upscale Nordic restaurant in stunning renovated space | Mittelstraße 41, 10117 Berlin | Website

Glut & Spane

Delicious fresh fish especially the smoked salmon | Eisenbahnstraße 42, 10997 Berlin | Website

Katz Orange

International eatery with dishes made from seasonal produce | Berlin, Bergstraße 22, 10115 Berlin | Website


A cook's heaven with high end ingredients and tools | Schönhauser Allee 46, 10437 Berlin | Website 


Beautiful cafe located in a charmingly renovated old pharmacy | Oranienpl. 14, 10999 Berlin  

Original Unverpackt

Cool market concept focusing on the essentials and eliminating waste | Wiener Straße 16, 10999 Berlin | Website 


Modern restaurant serving seasonal European fare | Linienstraße 160, 10115 Berlin | Website

Markthalle Neun

Fun food hall with an endless array of food truck/street food style options | Eisenbahnstraße 42-43, 10997 Berlin | Website


Ethnic cuisine with gorgeous ambiance and amazing panoramic views | Budapester Str. 40, 10787 Berlin | Website


Contemporary cuisine for and by artists located a gallery-lined street | Potsdamer Straße 91, 10785 Berlin | Website 

Paper & Tea

Specialty shop that's a must-go for the tea enthusiast | Bleibtreustraße 4, 10623 Berlin | Website 

Princess Cheesecake 

Cute and quaint drop-by to indulge your sweet tooth | Tucholskystraße 37, 10117 Berlin | Website


Minimalist Japanese restaurant with excellent sushi | Lychener Str. 50, 10437 Berlin | Website 


Aussie-run cafe further enhancing Berlin's breakfast culture | Gabriel-Max-Straße 4, 10245 Berlin | Website

Suicide Sue

Hip little cafe with a tasty assortment of breads and spreads | Dunckerstraße 2, 10437 Berlin | Website 

The Klub Kitchen

Healthy comfort food in a beautifully minimal space | Mulackstraße 15, 10119 Berlin | Website


Agora Collective

Network, workspace, and cafe for creatives across disciplines | Mittelweg 50, 12053 Berlin | Website 


Riverside beach bar, suana, and swimming pool (integrated into the Spree) | Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin | Website 

Bauhaus Archive

An impressive collection of art and artifacts related to one of the most influential schools in design | Klingelhöferstraße 14, 10785 Berlin | Website 

Berlin Botanical Garden 

One of the largest botanical gardens in the world with over 22,000 species | Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin | Website

Berlin Wall Memorial

Am immersive commemoration of the division and deaths caused by the Berlin Wall | Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin | Website 

Bikini Berlin

A "concept" mall with unique and upscale hotels, shops, restaurants, theaters, exhibitions, and more | Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin | Website 


An eclectic collection of typography from public spaces | Stadtbahnbogen 424, 10557 Berlin | Website 

C/O Berlin

An exhibition venue for photography and media | Hardenbergstraße 22, 10623 Berlin | Website 

Hallesches Haus

General store, lunchroom, and event space in historical building | Tempelhofer Ufer 1, 10961 Berlin | Website 

Holocaust Memorial

Fully titled The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe | Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin | Website 

Kraftwerk Berlin  

Music, event, and exhibition venue in a massive historical warehouse from the cold war | Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin | Website 


A modern thermal bath and spa housed in a domed hall with impressive architectural details | Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Berlin | Website 

Neues Museum

Cultural museum in landmark that underwent a stunning restoration (after being destroyed in WWII) | Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin | Website 


Berlin's Philharmonic orchestra in a state-of-the-art concert all | Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 | Website 


Historical edifice that houses the German Parliament, restored after being burned down during Hitler's rule | Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin | Website 

Sammlung Hoffman

Meticulously curated private art collection housed in a former factory building | Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin | Website 


Urban, upscale concept space inside Berlin Bikini where you can shop, eat, and network | Budapester Str. 50, 10787 Berlin | Website 

The Jewish Museum

One of the largest Jewish cultural heritage and art centers in Europe | Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin | Website 

The Store Kitchen

Beautiful cafe and boutique housed on the ground floor of Soho House Berlin | Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin | Website 


Grand, gorgeous, and beloved inner-city park | Str. des 17. Juni 31, 10785 Berlin | Website 

Typography of Terror

Indoor/outdoor historical museum documenting the Nazi regime and their terror tactics | Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin | Website 

Vibali Spa

High-end sauna, spa, and wellness center with beautiful facilities | Seydlitzstraße 6, 10557 Berlin | Website

Volkspark Friedrichshain

Oldest public park in Berlin with an impressive array monuments including a lovely water fountain | Am Friedrichshain 1 | Website

Zagreus Projekt 

Art meets gastronomy in this gallery that combines the two into unique exhibits | Brunnenstraße 9, 10119 Berlin | Website 


Andreas Murkudis

Renowned concept fashion store housed in an old 1000-square meter newspaper building, Potsdamer Straße 81e, 10785 Berlin, Website


Scandinavian furniture and design shop, Chausseestraße 1, 10115 Berlin, Website

Das Neue Schwartz

Connoisseurs of high-end vintage threads, Mulackstraße 38, 10119 Berlin, Website

District 6

Features home goods, accessories, and art, from young South African designers, Graefestraße 80, 10967 Berlin, Website

Do You Read Me? 

The go-to shop for an endless array of global independent magazines and books, Auguststraße 28, 10117 Berlin, Website


Explore an extensive range of Gestalten publications in their concept store and cafe, Budapester Straße 38–50, D-10787 Berlin, Website


Modern and contemporary home and living store, Potsdamer Straße 7, Website


Popular Danish furniture, accessories, and textile design shop, Auguststraße 77-78, 10117 Berlin, Website 

Luiban Papeterie 

Lovely paper and office supply shop, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 28, 10178 Berlin, Website 


Cool shop with an excellent selection of vintage sunglasses, Torstrasse 172,10115 Berlin, Website 

MDC Cosmetic 

Gorgeous beauty and cosmetics boutique with expertly curated selection of brands, Knaackstraße 26, 10405 Berlin, Website


Interior design store with both emerging and iconic designers, Kantstraße 17, 10623 Berlin, Website


German optical and sunglass brand with sleek minimal frames, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 6 Berlin, Website 

Of Berlin

Extensive selection of goods and gifts all made in Berlin, Nostitzstr. 23
10961 Berlin, Website 


Purveyor of some of the most beautiful stationary and writing materials sourced worldwide, Mulackstraße 14, 10119 Berlin, Website 

Scandinavian Objects

Eclectic Scandinavian furniture and design shop , Bezirk Pankow, Rykestraße 31, 10405 Berlin, Website 

Schoemig Porzellan

Fine, artisanal porcelain objects made in Berlin, Raumerstraße 35, 10437 Berlin, Website


Men's concept fashion store with wide range of international designers, Torstraße 72, 10119 Berlin, Website

Sueper Store 

Selection of inspiring objects and gifts with a focus on quality and craftsmanship, Dieffenbachstraße 12, 10967 Berlin, Website 


A destination for international design showcasing over 30 micro-shop Kantstraße 17, 10623 Berlin, Website


Adorable interior and lifestyle design shop with an affordable selection of well-designed goods, Auguststraße 58, 10119 Berlin, Website

The Corner 

Exclusive boutique for luxury fashion, lifestyle, and art, Französische Straße 40, 10117 Berlin, Website

Temporary Showroom 

An ever-evolving showcase of international street style brands and designers, Kastanienallee 36A, 10435 Berlin, Website 

Ting Shop

Danish home goods store, Rykestraße 41, 10405 Berlin, Website

Voo Store

Hip shop featuring designer and street style apparel with in-store cafe,  Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin, Website


Cosmetic studio with salon and excellent selection of emerging beauty brands, Steinstraße 17, 10119 Berlin, Website


25 Hours Hotel

Hip hotel overlooking the Berlin Zoo, Budapester Str. 40, 10787 Berlin, Website

Bleibtreu Berlin 

Renovated 19th century townhouse within walking distance of the major attractions, Bleibtreustraße 31, 10707 Berlin, Website 

Boutique Hotel 131 

Chic contemporary boutique hotel, Invalidenstraße 31, 10115 Berlin, Website

Casa Camper

Creatively designed accommodations, Weinmeisterstraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Website 

Cosmo Hotel

Sophisticated offering in the city center, Spittelmarkt 13, 10117 Berlin, Website 

Das Stue

5-star boutique hotel in neoclassical building, Drakestraße 1, 10787 Berlin, Website 

Ellington Hotel

Casual, clean, and chic design hotel, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, 10789 Berlin, Website

Gorki Apartments

Luxury suites and penthouses for rent, Weinbergsweg 25, 10119 Berlin,  Website

Ku' Damm 101

Trendy hotel with design inspired by the Bauhaus school, Kurfürstendamm 101, 10711 Berlin, Website

Hotel am Steinplatz

Historical boutique hotel by Marriot, Steinpl. 4, 10623 Berlin, Website

Hotel de Rome

Upscale hotel set in a former bank headquarters near Museum Island, Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin, Website


Cool and quirky boutique hotel in posh Prenzlauerberg, Eberswalder Str. 35, 10437 Berlin, Website

Lux 11

Modern and elegant rooms in Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 9-13, 10178 Berlin, Website

Michelberger Hotel

Eclectic rooms and a stylish cafe-bar, Warschauer Str. 39, 10243 Berlin, Website

Monbijou Hotel

Cozy and comfortable designer hotel near Hackescher Market, Monbijoupl. 1, 10178 Berlin, Website

Nomads Apartment

Large luxe flat in heart of Berlin with outstanding interior design & concierge | Rheinsbergerstr. 32/33, Mitte, 10435 Berlin, Website

Soho House

High-end hotel in landmark building part of the Soho House exclusive club, Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin, Website 

Schoenhauser Studios

Beautifully designed temporary apartments, Prenzlauer Allee 241, Berlin, 10405, Website

Sir F.K. Savigny Hotel

Fashionable and cosmopolitan offering in Charlottenburg, Kantstraße 144, 10623 Berlin, Website

The Dude 

Small but sophisticated boutique hotel, Köpenicker Str. 92, 10179 Berlin, Website

The Mandala Hotel

Luxe and elegant 5-star hotel, Potsdamer Straße 3, 10785 Berlin, Website

Titanic Chaussee

Spa hotel with bright and cheerful rooms, Chausseestraße 30, 10115 Berlin, Website

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