Céad Míle Fáilte 'A Hundred Thousand Welcomes and some fine food and coffee' at The Playwright Cafe.
You will get a big Irish welcome at the Playwright Cafe, a wonderfully comfortable place to go in the thriving area of the borders of Kreuzberg and Neukoelln on Pannierstrasse and right beside the Landwerkanal. We were very impressed by the very friendly waitress and the coffee and banana bread in particular were very tasty. The food on choice is very varied and great value, in particular the excellently priced Playwright Breakfast is fantastic and a great treat for any expats out there. The selection of cakes were also very nice. I also like that you can collect a stamp for every coffee you buy and your are rewarded after your card has been stamped in full, a nice reward schreme for loyal customers. I can imagine it must be the perfect place to go for Sunday Brunch and when the weather is nice there is some lovely outdoor seating where you can people watch.
Also if you are interested in Irish literature the backroom is a delight with lots of great books there and a great gallery of the Irish Literary Giants. It is a very cosy room and you can hang out here til 8pm during the week and til 12 at the weekend. Must also mention how very clean the WC were here, another problem in a lot of Berlin establishments.
One other thing of note is that the choice of music was fantastic, anywhere that plays a full Neil Young album during the day has to be given a big thumbs up, that and it has super fast wi fi so its nice place to come and work. Check out their website or Facebook page for more information, the website is in English and German. Can't wait to get back there again and hear what other great music choices they may have. It is something that is often overlooked in Berlin, nice to hear some decent tunes in a very decent cafe indeed!
Address: Pannierstrasse 29
U-Bahn: Hermannplatz or Bus: M29/171/194
Coffee: 9/10 Cake: 9/10