I was there for my birthdayit was a little surprise of my boyfriend! A little gift for me (that I'm a vegetarian) to start better the day with a delicius breakfast!
the place is small and cozyit seems to be at home.
the vintage shop is interesting and I loved the idea of the decorative plates on the wall.
I moved to Berlin about a month ago and have slowly started to wandering around my neighborhood. My friend told me about this new cafe called Sing Blackbird that opened up a few weeks ago just down the street. He said it was owned by two girls, one which was American, the other a native to the area. I was curious to stop by and check it out.
I waited for the opportunity to go visit w/ a friend so we could sit down and chat while enjoying some tea/coffee and snacks. Upon entering this place I saw that it was so cute. The renovations to the building looked great, lighting, elements and design were beautiful for this space. The wallpaper is amazing, and the decor and feel reminded me of a cafe that had more contemporary edge and design than most places that I've been to in a LONG time. It was extremely clean and tidy, with small tables to sit at and sip coffee and chat with friends.
The other side of the store has vintage clothes. Diana one of the co-owners was working diligently at the sewing machine altering some clothes for a customer that was in the store. I found that to be a great characteristic of the store, as well as feature to those shopping. We all know vintage and older clothes are as is, and sometimes it just doesn't fit, or there is something that is a little off w/ sizing, but we LOVE IT and gotta have it! Well she can fix it for you!
As i sat and drank my chai tea and ate some of the Pumpkin cheesecake (which was both amazing!), we struck up a conversation with Tasha, the other owner, about food in Berlin, tastes and cultural differences between America and Germany. They wanted to bring both together, using that lovely Baking Powder and Baking Soda we miss from back home into their foods here. The cheesecake we had was a hybrid of both cultures and had some great flavors to it. Not too heavy and not too sweet, the pumpkin topping had a great taste to it.
They had a bunch of other self made snacks there from biscuits, to cookies and breads, and even salads and other lunch/snack/dinner foods available for purchase. They also have a bar and serve wine and cocktails. They are looking to diversify their business by showing movies, hosting events, and having a great spot on the street with outside seating (in warmer weather), and starting to serve brunch with Pancakes! Yum!
I know where I'll be in these next coming months in this great city. With great welcoming energy, positive outlook and creativity, I think Sing Blackbird will flourish quite well and I will definitely enjoy another cup of tea and snack there!
On our first attempt to visit Sing Blackbird it had just closed.. by about 10 minutes. After reading countless reviews and seen it mentioned on many 'Best of Vintage' Berlin lists, I had to see for myself. We made a trip back two days later and sure enough it delivered.
The cafe/vintage store combo is brilliant. These are two things women love: coffee breaks and clothing. The selection was beautiful, well-curated, and exactly what I was expecting in terms of uniqueness and quality.
We had a coffee and tea and then shopped. The decor of the cafe is cute, charming, and inviting. And the minimal touch of the shop is everything. I found a great pair of pants, my friend scored an amazing vintage persian lamb hat for only 5euro.
I am really happy we made the trip back to visit Sing Blackbird and next time I find myself in Berlin, I will surely make the trip again.
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