Inevitably there'll be an aged diva with sunglasses and a ballerina's poise, frowning down her long nose at the newspaper, when you go to Cafe Richter. It's not just the people-watching that's fabulous in this old-school Charlottenburg coffeehouse/bakery. Lately memories of their elegant, nutty Linzer cookies have begun to consume me. Christmastime seems the right season to revisit it; it's the perfect antidote to Too Much Mitte.
Cafe Richter (Coffeehouse & Bakery), Giesebrechtstraße 22, Berlin-Charlottenburg (map)
Open daily 7am-7pm
Tel. 030 324 3722