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Roamers, the hippest of all the hip cafés in Neukölln

published on 2014-07-03 by Sara
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In a wonderful twist of events, Pannierstraße has not succumbed to the rising number of thirsty people who want edgy bars lining their streets. Fortunately, instead Pannierstraße has been overthrown by an explosion of special delis, bistros and restaurants, of which most aren’t even open at night. A culinary diversity, especially down Ecke Sonnenallee, and especially in the past couple of months, has kept the “new Kiez” from becoming a new Simon-Weser-Straße (for now anyway).

Passing by yesterday, I noticed at least two new bistros, two (!) new Japanese restaurants and a shop that combines Japanese stuff with French stuff and it made absolutely no sense to me. And then, at the very very end of Pannierstraße (after one has crossed Sonnenallee already), there’s also Roamers, a lifelike interior design Tumblr café.

Roamers is a very charming, rustically furnished place with decent sandwiches and good coffee. But what makes it stands out, apart from the colonial.style inspired interior, is the location. Probably the only quiet corner of the Kiez, this spot is also blessed with sunshine. It’s a calm and quiet oasis with perfect seating and, thanks to all the sprawling plants, a tropical chill-out with an exquisite menu.

The downside to any visit is the long wait. If you’re a fan of quick coffee, please ignore Roamers: there’s no such thing here. This café is conceptually a place to stay and wait between cool looking people. It’s a very tiny place for many people, and rightly so, as the ceremony of coffee-making and yogurt-cereals yields incredibly tasty results. Alas, is it worth it? I don’t know. I’d rather keep my sanity.

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