There are summer places, and there are winter places. And Café am Kamin is obviously a winter place. It’s the best Café with a fireplace (’kamin’ in German) in the neighborhood by deafult (it’s the only one), and a cute place by its own right. Interesting trivia fact about it: though it has an impeccable fireplace, it’s actually pretty cold there. Besides the two sits adjacent to the fire place that is. The wonders of physics, I tell you.
Luckily, winning a sit next to the fire place is not so hard; You simply need to arrive there before noon. And then you can keep your soul – and more importantly, feets – warm and happy while sipping one the excellent soaps of the place. Last winter they specialized in peanuts-soup that was my favorite. This year it was sadly replaced by a trendy hokaido (kind of Japanese sweet potato) soup. But its still all good, and very comforting in cold winter days.
It’s an excellent place for wireless seekers. They got a fast connection, more than enough power outlets, and they (usually) don’t care if you sit there for hours with your computer. The place is pretty empty before noon. Then it fills up for two hours with soup-sippers who come for a quick healthy lunch, and stay more or less half-full till its closing hours. But I’m there for early morning sessions. Then it might be the best coffee in the area to work uninterruptedly.
Name: Café am Kamin
Address: falckenstein str. 18.
Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00. One of the neighborhood’s more early opened places.
Wireless: Yes(!!!). An excellent spot for that.
Buttom Line: The Brownies-line is very chocolaty. and tasty.