Jan 30, 2009
In the middle of Wienerstr. is the brilliantly unusual (and I mean unusual) Tiki Heart Cafe and not to mention shop. As the name might suggest, the cafe and shop on the lower level are all things Tiki. The decor is a wild mix of colours, bamboo, Elvis, surfboards, pineapples, hawai and all things tacky cool. The music style is rockabilly and psychobilly and the crowd here are mostly local and the odd band that might be playing next door in 'Wild at Heart'. They have a killer veggie burger and some nice nibbles. As well as making hot drinks, they also make tasty and strong cocktails. It's one of the strangest but worth visiting cafes in Berlin. Keep it kitschy!
Address: Wiesnerstr. 20 U-bahn: Goerlitzer Bahnhof
Jan 3, 2009
Luzia Cafe is a cool cafe with a very cool local crowd. It is quite a large cafe and the interior is a mish mash of 50's, 60's furniture, old wallpapers, exposed brickwork and brilliant wall murals that really stand out, a unique feature for sure, ala Banksy style. There is also a great elevated window seat for all you exhibitionists that want to be on show. The staff are friendly and quick at serving and the menu choice is very good, its a mix of snacks and soups... the soup was excellent. It has a full bar menu and it is also a great place to spend an evening. The music soundtrack is also well thought through and they play a good mix of soul, alternative and just plain good sounds. The feel of the place overall is really nice. Going by the choice of magazines here, lots of design and music ones, it is a cafe for people into whats in right now. Also every Saturday they have a Dj playing, music style is normally minimal techno.
Address: Oranientstr. 34 U-bahn: Kottbusserstr.