Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake

With a reputation for great coffee and cheesecake, Five Elephant was a compulsory stop for us when in Berlin. Five Elephant’s coffee is roasted on site – it is also served in various other cafés around Berlin, but we wanted to go right to the source, in Kreuzberg!
Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations
Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations
Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations
The café glowed invitingly as we dashed in from the drizzle, ordering two pour over filter coffees and sitting up at a high table.

Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations

Photo by Issy Croker.

Use of laptops is only allowed in the back room, which was pleasant as it meant the main room was gently humming with activity (this separation of work and play seems quite common in Berlin cafés). The walls feature huge maps and a large bouquet of tulips brightened the bar.
Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations
The display of cakes and cookies was impressive, and several people came in to purchase ginormous slices of cheesecake to take away – evidence of its greatness, for sure.
Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations
The slightly remote location is a bummer, but Five Elephant’s virtues make the trek worthwhile, and it’s a perfect spot to while away an afternoon.
Five Elephant: Berlin café & roastery with great coffee & cheesecake in the trendy Kreuzberg district | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? | Tried & tasted recommendations
Five Elephant
Reichenberger Str. 101, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin