Father Carpenter – Berlin (DE)

New coffee refuge just off Alexanderplatz offers great coffee and Aussie charm

  • opening times:
    Mo - Fr: 8 - 18, Sa: 9 - 18, Su: Closed
  • wifi:
    No
  • urls:
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  • price check:
    Espresso: €2,20 / Flat White: €3
  • machine:
    Synesso
  • coffees on offer:
    various coffees by Five Elephant and guest roasters
  • milk:
    Demeter

During the last 12 months I’ve had the pleasure to visit Berlin a bunch of times and everytime I returned to the German capital I also had the pleasure of discovering a great new coffee spot. Already on my list for a little while, Father Carpenter is a friendly slice of Aussie hospitality in the heart of Berlin Mitte.

Opened by Kresten Thogersen, a Melbournian with pure Danish roots, Father Carpenter is located in a lovely courtyard just off Münzstrasse and surrounded by fashion brands like Denham and Nudie. Almost naturally protected from the throngs of selfiestick-wielding tourists, Father Carpenter is the kind of place you need to know about in order to find it.

Entrance from the courtyard

Entrance from the courtyard

Kresten and his team run this lovely and homely coffee shop with lots of good charisma and energy, something you immediately feel as you walk in. The interior combines modern and used and blends it into a space that feels unique. The counter and the rather interesting wall that separates the kitchen from the seating area all show signs of craft. Indeed, the name Father Carpenter doesn’t seem so far fetched.

The friendly Aussie, who has been in coffee for almost 10 years and did a few stints are other Berlin coffee shops before coming across this lovely venue by coincidence, offers masterfully roasted coffees from our friends at Five Elephant as well as a guest espresso blend from The Coffee Collective.

Sitting area

Sitting area

Filter options are also available like the cup of Ninho da Aguia, Brazil that I enjoyed today. The breakfast / brunch menu includes classics ranging from Bircher Müsli to poached eggs on sourdough bread and a number of dangerously goodlooking cakes.

For a neighbourhood that prides itself on boutique brands and unusual eateries, the area around Torstrasse/Alte Schönhauserallee has, until now, still been relatively deprived of good coffee – bar The Barn a bit further up. Now, if you happen to be doing your shopping at Alexanderplatz you have no excuse for drinking bad coffee when Father Carpenter is so conveniently located around the corner. Chur!

Kresten behind the bar

Kresten behind the bar

Coffee for sale

Coffee for sale

DIY wall

DIY wall

View of the entrance and bar

View of the entrance and bar

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