What do you get in the Grünes Café and farm shop?
Spatially, the café and the farm shop are one. By the way, Fazi is usually behind the counter there. In the café you can get homemade cakes, usually one or two vegan varieties as well. When I visited they had vegan lemon cake. The coffee comes from Vote Coffee Roastery. It is located in Kaffee9 in Markthalle Neun and is run by Philipp Reichel and Laurel Carmichael. You can find out more about this in the blog article about the espresso workshop that I attended with Philipp. Incidentally, a cup of coffee costs 2 euros, a cappuccino 2.50. Teas are available for 1.50 to 2 euros.
In addition to the cakes, which incidentally cost 2 to 3 euros each, there are also two hearty dishes in the café – quiche and wild herb salad
for 3 euros each. So everything is moderately priced. Cyp told me that they are generally very focused on their target group and at the same time they bring something completely new to this part of the city.
You may already recognize the bread range on the shelf behind the cake showcase. It comes from Märkisches Landbrot an organic bakery in Demeter quality, which is located in Berlin-Neukölln and is therefore practically around the corner from the Grünes Café.
In the refrigerated display case on the other side of the counter you will find various milk products
. On the picture you can see organic fresh milk from Luisenhof Milchmanufaktur
based in Velten near Berlin and from the eco-village Brodowin
in northern Brandenburg. There is organic cheese from Backensholzer Hof
in Schleswig-Holstein, quark and yoghurt from Lobetaler Bio
, as well as kefir and cream cheese from Urstrom
, a company from Baruth/Mark in Brandenburg that was also founded in 2020. What I find particularly cool – butter is available in one piece and can be bought by the gram. You rarely see that these days.
A large part of the range is made up of fruits and vegetables
, as mentioned before. The offer here is mainly regional and seasonal. And soon more products from their own production and from gardens in the surrounding area will be added. Due to the close relationship with Britzer Kräuter, there is of course a large variety of herbs in pots
that are grown in the greenhouses on the common area.
In the farm shop you can find pickled vegetables and some types of jams that are not quite commonplace from their own production. For example apricot-thyme or strawberry-marzipan.
There are also various oils in the farm shop – including freshly squeezed linseed oil – and other organic foods such as flour, sugar and salt.
In the Grünes Café and farm shop you will also find a good selection of drinks
, based in Berlin-Treptow, is very well known in Berlin with its juices, spritzers and ciders
from the orchard. Absolutely new to me were the organic limos
, who bring drinks from all over the world
to Berlin-Spandau and Germany to counteract the “wanderthirst”. I was allowed to taste the wonderfully refreshing Green Mandarine Limo during my visit to the Grünes Café. Based in Berlin-Friedrichshain and also a very exciting project is Solidrinks
, which was launched to support projects with and for refugees.
Don’t worry, there are a few alcoholic beverages
too. There are, for example, the beers from Quartiermeister
, which are already well known in Berlin. Quartiermeister is committed to social projects in the neighborhood. Or the beers from
the Potsdam Braumanufaktur
brewery that bear the Naturland logo. The Concrete Jungle Gin
from the Freytag Liqueurs & Spirits
manufactory based in Berlin-Friedrichshain has a few more turns.