Working from Home took on a new meaning when I arrived in Berlin. After a few days of exploring the area and looking for good places to work from, I stumbled upon this gem in the heart of Neukölln.
I popped in for a latte and tried the vegan bowl, and before I knew it this place became my regular spot to work and hang out. Their vegan banana bread is amazing and they also serve kombucha — more reasons for me to return there regularly.
Like most cafes in Berlin, Home accepts only cash. I discovered this my first time there when I pulled out my bank card to pay. I had to run to an ATM a few blocks away, and since then have made sure I always have cash on me when walking around Berlin.
The decor is minimal and clean with big windows and a lot of natural light. There are a bunch of indoor plants and this makes the space feel alive, and it’s small enough to be cozy inside.
The vibe inside Home is positive and fun, and the place is frequented by locals, foreigners, and digital nomads. Hanging out there you might see someone sitting on their laptop, a mother with a small child running around playing, and a couple chatting over coffee. The staff are super friendly and so are the customers. I met some awesome people there.
And the music. I find the music in Berlin’s cafes to be really good in general, but Home’s playlist appeals to my musical sensibilities in particular. I’ve heard tracks by Bonobo, Four Tet, SBTRKT, TOKiMONSTA, Little Dragon, Nosaj Thing, Massive Attack, BADBADNOTGOOD, and I also discovered new music there I hadn’t heard before. Home holds my personal record for most Shazams in one venue.
I look forward to going back to Home when I return to Berlin. Pop in for a latte next time you are in Neukölln. And try the banana bread.