Sourdough culture at Albatross
Few bakeries represent the new Berlin baking scene better than Albatross in the heart of Graefekiez. In addition to its hearty rye bread and sourdough, the focus here is on flaky pastries with seasonal fruits or savoury toppings, Breton butter cake that rivals its Parisian counterparts, and of course croissants and pain au chocolat.
- Albatross, Graefestr. 66/67, details
Upper crust quality at Beumer & Lutum
In 1993, Antonius Beumer and Christa Lutum took over the former Piontek bakery and began creating high quality bread and baked goods from wholesome raw ingredients. Prioritising an ecological approach, several branches in Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg sell spelt, Paderborn rye, rolls and Ciabatta.
- Beumer & Lutum, Cuvrystr. 22, details
Sweet delights at Latodolce
Sample some of the many miniature delicacies available at Latodolce. This bakery boasts a bright and colourful selection of treats inspired by traditional Italian bakeries. Bonus fact: visitors can watch the bakers at work in the open-plan kitchen.
- Latodolce, Graefestr. 11, details
Mehlwurm Vollkornbäckerei’s allergy-friendly options
Among the more than 40 bread varieties offered by this organic bakery, there are plenty of pure rye or spelt breads. Spelt flour is also used in their cakes and sweet pastries, perfect for wheat allergy-sufferers. In addition to pure wholemeal products, Mehlwurm Vollkornbäckerei also make their own light breads such as ciabatta, baguettes and croissants.
- Mehlwurm Vollkornbäckerei, Marheinekepl. 15, details
Mr. Minsch – a pastry shop in a class of its own
If you’re prepared to brave its impressive queues, treat yourself to something from Mr. Minsch’s inviting range of cakes, which include Swiss hazelnut, raspberry cream and black forest.
- Mr. Minsch, Yorckstr. 15, details
Treats available 24/7 at Salut Backwaren
Salut Backwaren on Schlesisches Tor feeds a constant crowd of party-goers day and night. Its selection includes fresh baklava and an array of cookies. The only drawback? No inside seating means you’ll be taking your treats to go.
- Salut Backwaren, Schlesische Str. 1, details
Şengüloğlu Baklava: Turkish specialties since 1984
Sengüloglu Baklava is the place to go if you’re in the mood for baklava, lokum, and both sweet and savoury cookies. For almost 40 years, this family-run business has been making its baked goods according to traditional recipes and with the best ingredients.
- Şengüloğlu Baklava, Kottbusser Damm 32, details
SoLuna: Tradition with a modern twist
Customers come from all over the city for SoLuna’s hearty Rundling bread. This two-kilo rye has a particularly high sourdough content and a characteristic aroma. SoLuna is a pioneer in Berlin’s upscale cuisine world, and certainly a highlight in the Kreuzberg bakery scene.
- SoLuna, Gneisenaustr. 58, details