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Cafe Balzac

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Knesebeckstrasse 1-2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
+49 40 80818300
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4,952 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

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

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Stuttgart, Germany
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Guangzhou, PRC
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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South of England
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Christella3
Israel
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Liran1979
Luxembourg
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Strasbourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

After having served the person in front of me, the (new?) barista had a problem with the cash counter and without even looking at me and saying something like hello or asking me to wait, she turns her back to me and starts talking to her colleagues letting me wait for a few minutes. I would not have minded at... More 

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Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Like Starbucks, but with less choice and paying Wi-Fi. Coffee is so so but place is nice and comfortable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?

Staying in Charlottenburg

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Charlottenburg
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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