Freshly roasted coffee from The Barn at Cafe Kranzler

This famous West Berlin café has been given a new lease of life has become the flagship store of renowned Berlin coffee roasters, The Barn.

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters Berlin

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters Berlin

History

Café Kranzler originally opened in 1834 on the Unter den Linden boulevard with a sun terrace, an ice-cream parlour and a smokers room, unfortunately, this building was destroyed during World War II.  The Charlottenburg branch was opened in 1932, in the rooms of the former Café des Westens on Kurfürstendamm. This operated ran until the building’s destruction in 1945. After the war, the business was resumed at the site in 1951.

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters BerlinThe current flat-roofed Kranzler-Eck building was constructed in 1957/58 and became a go-to spot in West Berlin.  The end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Café Kranzler struggled and the business discontinued.

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters BerlinNow The Barn is making use of the stunning red-and-white-striped turreted building with its 360-degree views over the Kudamm and two summer terraces, this is once again a must-do when in Berlin.

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters Berlin

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Food

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters Berlin

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters BerlinThe Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters Berlin

Verdict

Worth getting lost in Superdry for.  Excellent coffee and tea as well as fresh sandwiches, rolls and sweet treats. It’s pricey but worth it for the setting.

TL;DR

+excellent views
+fresh and tasty food and drink
-a bit confusing on how to get in
-expensive

Where

The Barn at Kranzler Eck,
18 Kurfürstendamm,
Charlottenburg,
Berlin

Find the entrance between the Superdry Shop and the Ampelmann store.  Go through the store and take the lift up.

The Barn at Kranzler Eck coffee roasters Berlin

Transport

S Bahn & U Bahn: Zoologischer Garten

Website

thebarn.de/pages/cafe-kranzler

Open

Open 10:00-20:00



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