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published on 2014-03-24 by Sara
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Nico and I have been regulars at Katies for a really long time now, and we’re always greeted with a warm and heartfelt welcome. These are the qualities of a café that we look for: good product, amazing service, great location, sweet people. Katies used to be closed down on Mondays, which we would sometimes forget. And there we’d stand, hopeless, desperate for some baked goods and a solid Flat White, scratching on the windows of the shop, looking through, wishing someone would fast forward to Tuesday. There was no substitute, not on Friedelstraße and not anywhere else. The owners ultimately decided to do something against our sadness; Katies’ is now open every day of the week.

It’s not just the coffee, though. Cookies, tartes, pies, crumpets, shortbread, the best NY Cheesecake you can get in Berlin. Everything exceeds expectations. Katies is wonderful in winter, when you can crawl into the cozy little café and shelter yourself from the cold. And Katies is even better in summer, when gazillions of people gather around the shop, sit down on the tables, on the sidewalks, scatter across Friedelstraße and the Kanal. You’d think there’s a Wohnungsbesichtigung going on. Berlin style.

Anyway, so Katies is not be off the beaten track  (and has never been, thanks to the convincing quality of their products), but I’m rarely that religious about a place, so a shout-out was definitely due. Lately I’ve been thinking that I’ll probably never be able to leave my beloved Reichenberger Kiez. There are just some things I wouldn’t want to miss.

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