Just a few steps down from Kurfürstenstraße is a cafe that resembles a charming little living room. Café Odor is a new basement space that radiates a welcoming warmth. You feel immediately at home amid the exposed brick walls, comfy Chesterfield sofas and chic little doghouse that’s home to Ahmi, a pooch who always keeps watch. Every nook and cranny here has been thoughtfully furnished. At the counter, you’re greeted by the two owners and an impressive array of cakes and pastries: mouthwatering matcha pound cake, lovingly decorated lemon cakes, fresh waffles and other treats. The fluffy croissant with brie and fresh berries is as pleasing for the eye as it is the palate. And if you prefer something heartier, try the avocado and egg brioche. It’s all served on one-of-a-kind vintage tableware.
If you’re planning a visit, make reservations in advance as tables fill up quickly, even on a weekday. For those who have ever been, this won’t come as a surprise, as Café Odor is a real bright spot in the Tiergarten district on these gray winter days. You’ll want to cozy up on one of the leather sofas, order a steaming cup of the rosebud tea that hasn’t officially made it onto the menu yet but is definitely a must, and open a book or enjoy good conversation in peace. We’ll definitely be back.
Text: Natascha Hamel / Photos: Savannah van der Niet