Re­vival Of A Clas­sic

Where Berlin - - DINING -

Since open­ing in 2010, The Barn has es­tab­lished it­self as one of the city’s fa­vorite des­ti­na­tions for good cof­fee. Still, there were big shoes to fill with their lat­est ven­ture: tak­ing over the lo­ca­tion of the for­mer Café Kran­zler, one of Ber­lin’s most fa­mous cafés of all time. Be­fore be­ing de­mol­ished by WWII bombs, the cor­ner Kaf­fee­haus right on the bustling Kur­fürs­ten­damm shop­ping boule­vard was the place to see and be seen. Af­ter re­con­struc­tion in the 1950s, Café Kran­zler re­turned to its for­mer glory to be­come one of West Ber­lin’s hotspots, but closed in 2000. Last De­cem­ber, how­ever, the Kran­zler Eck, as the build­ing is called, was re­vived once again when The Barn opened its third lo­ca­tion in the spacious up­stairs ro­tunda. The café’s pre­mium brews are a wel­come ad­di­tion to a neigh­bor­hood that was once some­thing of a cof­fee desert, and the views from the panoramic ter­race with its dis­tinc­tive red-and-white-striped awn­ing can re­vive even the wea­ri­est of shop­pers. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 18. www.the­

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