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Cafe Balzac

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Knesebeckstrasse 1-2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
+49 40 80818300
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A place you can sit, chill, drink a good cup of coffee ( not a cup, a big mug ) and eat a good desert. The prices are affordable ( a coffee is 3,2 e ) and you have an hour free wi-fi. The staff is friendly :)

Thank AlinaSoareManucu
County Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We called in here for breakfast en route to centre city for Xmas shopping spree. Friendly staff and cosy atmosphere due to comfortable armchairs dotted around the front area near the windows with street view. Breakfast choice is limited but the fruit yogurt, fresh pastries were delicious. The coffe is served in HUGE mugs and very reasonably priced at 3.50e

Thank Deirdre D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We found this superb café as we were wandering around this part of town. We were greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of staff were we ordered a couple of flat white coffee's and after a short wait our coffee's arrived steaming hot and we just chilled out and enjoyed the wonderful cafe we were in. Its certainly very... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This cafe is very home-like. Good coffee and pastry. Great service. Located very close to Alexanderplatz

Thank waveee
Stuttgart, Germany
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stopped to warm up while walking around the city. The coffee was delicious, much better than Starbucks. Their selection of pastries was good and tasted homemade. Would recommend for a quick pick me up.

Thank CAtravelingabroad
Guangzhou, PRC
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

the best coffee I have ever had during my whole trip in Germany. Had breadfast there three times and every time it was a good expericence.

Thank Xiaohong P
South of England
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151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Found this little coffee shop on my last day of my visit to Berlin as just up the road from my hotel. Wish I had found it sooner as I would have been a regular! Given that I don't speak German and tried to order in a mix of German/English, it was lovely that the staff were smiling, helpful and... More 

Thank Travel_Undercover
Community of Madrid, Spain
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Nice little place for a quick coffee and snakc. The sandwiches are good but and they have tasty sweets. The only problem for me was the bathroom; people from the street would enter and use it since there was no control and therefore it wasn´t clean

Thank Christella3
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

I am having coffee twice a day, every day. I have been in Berlin for 10 days. Half of the places uses a press-a-button machine which is not as good. This place uses a real professional machine. Moreover they use good beans for espresso.

Thank Liran1979
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This cafe was very very close to our hotel (Radisson Blue). So it was nice as we didn't have to go far hunting for coffee in the morning. Coffee was great and bakery was great too. My daughter used to have smoothies freshly prepared at the cafe which according to her were brilliant. We really enjoyed having a cuppa at... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knesebeckstrasse 1-2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Charlottenburg
  • Neighbourhood: Charlottenburg
  • Phone Number: +49 40 80818300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theatres close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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