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  • Akazienstr. 28
    10823 Berlin
    Germany
    Schöneberg
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  • Transit information Julius-Leber Brücke and 1 more station
  • Phone number +49 30 78706057
  • Business website cafe-bilderbuch.de

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  • 5.0 star rating
    15/9/2013

    This place is great - lots of food choices ranging from delicious eggs, fish platters, fine cheeses and freshly squeezed OJ!  All very fresh food and brunch goes till late so no need to wake up early to go!

    There's also a nice back patio garden area to eat on top of eating inside or outside on the sidewalk. Definitely recommend going and getting the scrambled eggs with everything + the sausage + OJ.

    CHEERS.

  • 4.0 star rating
    31/8/2013

    Ah, how I love this Schöneberg cafe.

    Cafe BilderBuch is cozy place. It almost feels like you're at someone's home because of its decor: Bookshelves, lamps, and a hodgepodge of couches and dining tables. It's usually quiet and peaceful around the morning and early afternoon hours. During the evening, it becomes busier as more patrons show up, but it's never boisterous. On occasion, someone will just walk up to the piano and started playing. I'm unsure if anyone can do that, but either way it's cool and adds to the ambiance.

    When I frequented this cafe, I usually ordered their fruit teas that come in their own tea pot. They not only smelled good, but they had a pleasant fruity flavor that was decent when drank without any sweeteners and milk. Whether you order tea or coffee, you receive a tasty cookie -- I have yet to find a coffee shop in The States that does that!

    Their teas may be good, but I don't like their food, specifically, their apple strudel. The one I received was surprisingly very sweet because of whatever kind of fruit sauce they drizzled on top.

    The service was consistently good. Our servers were always nice and had pleasant dispositions.

    Be sure to drop in if you're in the area. Drink some coffee and tea, and unwind for a bit.

  • 4.0 star rating
    14/11/2013

    I felt like I stepped into a retirement home but I'm saying this in the least offensive way possible. This cafe is nice and cozy and there is a HUGE back room. There are comfy sofas everywhere. This cafe would be perfect if you wanted to find a place on an afternoon to read a book but I find it a little too dark to really study in.

    I had the chocolate and coconut cake and it was DELICIOUS.

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/2/2014

    Love this cafe in Schöneberg,  one of my favorite places to get work done. Their coffee is average, but the slices of cake can't be beat.

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/5/2013
    2 check-ins

    Berlin-Schöneberg.
    Yummy food. Great selection of cakes and vegetarian dishes. I like how big it is, but further in the back there is no cell reception, which is kinda annoying if you wanna meet up with people and they cant get ahold of you.
    This is a cafe where theres a mix of all sorts of costumers, all ages, all styles. Went there a couple of times, but I gotta say its still not really one of my favourite places..

  • 5.0 star rating
    17/10/2012

    Finally, I found a cafe that is quite generous with their plug availability!

    In my constant quest to find my very own cafe in this sprawling city, I tried Cafe BilderBuch one afternoon. They are located in a rather bustling part of Schöneberg, so one afternoon, when work wasn't too hectic, I decided to take the bus and head here.

    This is one of those blurry cafe-bars that are very prominent in Berlin. The menu offers food, and there's cafe drinks, as well as bar drinks. Heck, they make cocktails, if you want. I was in the mood for a beer, so I ordered a Schwarzbier, for 3,20 EUR. The menu looks like a magazine, and you just take a seat and the wait staff will approach you to take your order.

    I love the interior of this place. As the name suggests, it is more a library than a cafe. There are plenty of tables and chairs to be comfortable in. I like the variety in style; there are chairs that look like museum pieces, there are chairs that look like it's a recycled upright piano, there are sofas where one can be comfortable playing cards with a group.

    Now usually I just give 4 stars to cafes. However, this one is great, and worth 5 stars, because they have accessible plugs. Yes, laptops with cords (as opposed to those running only on batteries) are welcomed here. So I found a table near the corner, and there was an accessible plug, which meant that I can be here until I want to leave, or when it closes (at midnight), instead of being limited with my laptop's battery.

    They also serve food, breakfast looks interesting, and it seems they offer a brunch buffet on Sundays, which I haven't tried. Who knows, this place is growing on me, I might go ahead and try it one of these days.

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/2/2012

    This is a sweet little cafe in Schöneberg that is more of a library than a coffeeshop.

    Enter the doors and you'll be met with a small area with tables and a bar. Follow the hallway back to the end, and it opens out into a large room with mismatched couches, tables and chairs, surrounded by books and lamps and groups quietly chatting amongst themselves.

    I came here in mid-December, seeking refuge from the rain. My companions joined me around a large table placed next to the piano - lucky for us, a group of carolers and their accompanist would later serenade the room.

    We all ordered food; I had a coffee and a vegetarian sandwich, while they (being Swedish) indulged in some fish and various other meats. The price tag for what we consumed wasn't so bad either.

    While it's a bit out of my normal way, it's still a worthwhile stop - or destination - for anyone in the area.

    Oh, and in addition to the books on the walls, there's free WiFi too.

  • 5.0 star rating
    10/9/2012

    A perfect little place for a summers brunch or a quiet drink on a warm eve.

    Celebrating the Mrs 40th we headed to the beautiful city of Berlin and stayed very close by to Cafe BilderBuch. We first stumbled upon this place looking for a nice place for our first pint of German beer.

    It's got a really relaxed atmosphere. Even at the time of night we arrived there were people with their laptops, books and old men chatting and enjoying the night with a bottle of vino of beer. We sat on the street seating and watched the world go by on our first night.

    The next morning after looking at the breakfast buffet at the hotel we decided to skip it and come here as we'd noticed a great breakfast menu. Well, I'm not a fan of German coffee, but I'm a fan of everything else.

    I had a lovely omelette. Fresh egg, mushrooms and herbs. Served with a crisp salad and varied bread bin. We sat outside the back in a huge patio seating area and enjoyed our breakfast al-fresco.

    It was the perfect breakfast experience. The service was fantastic and the price really reasonable. Would highly recommend making a pit stop here.

  • 5.0 star rating
    29/10/2012

    After reading some nice reviews here on Yelp, my girlfriend and I decided to try this place for breakfast on a sunny Saturday in Oktober. Turned out it was so good, that we decided to go back the day after. I'll tell you why.

    The Cafe BiBu knows how to make a proper breakfast! Whether you like cheese, fish or meat for breakfast, they have it. The the place is very cozy and warm. Small tables everywhere and some couches for larger groups. The menu looks like a newspaper which adds to this cozy atmosphere. At first you might think it is a small place, but don't let it scare you away if its full by the entrance, there is a huge room in the back and a garden on the back side.

    I ordered scrambled eggs with ham and mushrooms, and some freshly squeezed orange juice. My girlfriend ordered the cheese platter which was filled with all kinds of delicious cheeses. Our problem was at first that we didn't know what to order, we wanted it all. When we left, we were both really satisfied and it was the perfect start of the day. The day after we came back, wanting to re-experience this delicious breakfast. This time we decided to go for the quite expensive Hänsel und Gretel which is a combo breakfast with a bit of everything for two (they have them for 4 and 6 people as well). The Cafe BiBu did not disappoint the second time either. We re-experienced a lovely morning and again we had a perfect start of the day.

    There are not a lot of places that are so dedicated to breakfast, and does it as good as Cafe BiBu. I'm afraid I will have to search for quite some time to find anything that comes close to what this place has to offer. This place is perfect for romantic breakfasts, breakfasts with friends and breakfasts with families.

    If anyone knows of a better place to eat breakfast in Berlin, please let me know, because I find it hard to believe it exists.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/10/2013 Updated review

    A cozy and wonderful cafe in the heart of Akazien Strasse.  A great place to sit and read, do some work, have some coffee and cake, or just spend some quiet time.

    4.0 star rating
    17/5/2009 Previous review
    A nice comfortable cafe where the wait staff, if not always super attentive, is generally friendly… Read more
  • 4.0 star rating
    7/6/2011
    1 check-in

    A great place to grab a book, drink a cup of coffee and forget the world.

    they have nice comfortable couches here, so it is a good place to hang out in the winter (in the back area) and have a relaxed heart-to-heart chat.

  • 5.0 star rating
    29/8/2008

    I met a tandem partner here and I decided that I really had to have dinner. I ordered a Cauliflower, potato and scrambled egg plate. I have to say, it was enormous and extremely tasty. It had a Hollandaise sauce that was very yummy as well. The service wasn't great but the food and the ambience were fantastic. The price for the amount of the food and the tastiness was absolutely incredible!

    The interior was very comfortable and homey feeling. I didn't get a chance to try one of the cakes as I was completely stuffed from all the food. It was a tad bit too salty though.

    The service wasn't great but everything else made up for it! I will definitely go back.

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/8/2009

    If you want to just slouch around, take the weight off your feet after an afternoon of shopping, relax on comfortable sofas then this is the place.

    Make your way through to the backroom. It's has a large living room kinda feeling. You can meet your friends there and chat away all day. Or sit and read in an armchair. Work on your laptop.

    It's more about atmos. here. Bilderbuch offers drinks and food like any other cafe. Service is a bit slow echoing the relaxed atmosphere. It's a great meeting place. I like the lounge music. Sometimes they have a live pianst... I don't know why I wrote that as I'm sure a dead one wouldn't be good for anyone! Anyway it's nice to have breakfast to some live music.

    Food is average but having said that once or twice they have offer some great bakes. On those days I eat, otherwise I just take a drink and melt into the sofa whilst talking crap hours on end to friends.

    There is also an outside area front and back.

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/3/2010

    Love it or leave it!

    Are you looking for fast and obliging service or for fine creative cuisine? Skip this café. Do you need an old chair to give some rest to your tired soul, a motley audience to satisfy your curiosity, an impressive piece of cheesecake to sweeten the novel you cannot tear yourself away from? Go for it!

    Furniture of indeterminate age presumably from one of the Berliner flea markets, books on the shelves, relaxed atmosphere, unhurried waiters, and generally tasty food that's what the BilderBuch is about. Occupy one of the cosily sagging down armchairs, order a cake or a breakfast (till 23.00) and relax there for ours chatting, reading, observing. My favourite breakfast  Geschichten aus der Molkerei: lots of different cheeses, all of them simple but fresh and a big basket with various kinds of bread.

    For God's sake don't get frightened by their terribly looking website. The location looks much more appealing in the reality. Don't miss the backroom; it is nicer than the front one.

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/2/2012

    Breakfast at the Bilderbuch Café is truly an awesome decision every time. The setting is unique - the place is a converted first floor appartment with open floor plan and nothing but old furniture you would find in your grandparents appartment. The breakfast is awesome and plenty for many to share. Prices are reasonable. Parking can be a little bit of a hassle.  Do go. You won't regret it.

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