Shan Rahimkhan’s Cafe in Berlin

While I was writing yesterday’s post, my mind drifted back to our time in Berlin and to a café where I’d sometimes go to grab a latte machiato early in the morning before returning to my home office to start working. We were lucky enough to live at the city center, steps away from the Gendarmenmarkt one of the nicest squares in town. Finding this flat had been true luck. Despite it’s lack of charm being a typical East German functional Plattenbau, it’s amazing location made up for it.

Shan Rahimkhan is what is called in German a “Promi Friseur”, which means that he is a hairdresser to stars, well German ones at least most of which I didn’t even know despite being German myself. Anyway his Salon is located in one of the side streets of Gendarmenmarkt and as part of his concept he also opened a café with one of the best view over the square and a decoration concept store that is currently run with Frank Stueve.

I really loved the design of the place and those numerous glass bauble lights coming down from the ceiling. Do you see now why I got thinking of it while writing about Jan and Henry chandelier collection? The design is there but almost disappears to let the stunning square view act as the star behind the large windows.

The grey and white tile patchwork of the bar was always one of the favorite features of the café, and the blackboard paint on the wall behind it is a great way to showcase the menu and daily specials.

If you visit Berlin, make sure to check it out, as well as it’s neighbor the Quchnia Café which has the best cakes in town (says the girl who was there almost every weekend to try all the different varieties). Have a lovely day!

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  • Emerald Green Interiors

    Dear Gudy Herder naming a favorite cake is simply impossible as they had their classics (Mascarpone with berries for example) and specials depending on the season. Quchnia means Kitchen in Polish as the owner was Polish. ReplyCancel

  • The Gendarmenmarkt is my favorite square in town. By far. This place is bookmarked now and I will definitely go when back to Germany and Berlin. Which was your favorite cake by the way at Quchnia (what a funny name!)?ReplyCancel

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