If you’ve seen enough of this blog or you know me personally, you know I have a draw towards cafés. But not just any cafés, intimately sized ones, with warm people and a good coffee (or tea). I call them Magical Cafés. It doesn’t get much warmer than the staff in Milja und Schäfa, a wooden dream situated right next to Ostkreuz station, in Friedrichshain. This is partially because, the people of Berlin are some of the friendliest I’ve come across on my travels thus far. They’re funny, open and will just strike up a conversation with you whoever, or wherever you are.
I’ve been to Milja und Schäfa around 6/7 times now, so I can definitely vouch for it. I recommend getting a honey earl grey tea with milk and their take on the Full English (aka the breakfast of dreams). Offering anything from salads to homemade pasta and amazing breakfast options. I was first brought here by my friends, who are locals born in Berlin.
A bit pricey but worth it.
Friedrichshain, East Berlin. For more on why I like and recommend the Friedrichshain area, head to My Experiences. Also nearby to two of my favourite restaurants: Transit and Glory Duck.
Address: Sonntagstraße 1, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 52662094
Monday -Thursday: 8am–1am