Bathed in sunlight, Home Coffee & Food may be one of the brightest additions to Berlin’s growing specialty coffee scene in recent years. Established by New Zealand native Sarah Flanagan, the sunlit café on Jonasstraße is known for its friendly neighborhood feel. Inside, lush plants accent the polished concrete floors and high white walls, and a variety of freshly baked treats and cakes sit temptingly along the counter. The coffee is the true star though, with Home rotating a variety of international coffee beans, such as Entre Rios beans from Costa Rica, supplied by Barcelona’s Nomad Coffee, and Gatare beans from Rwanda, supplied by Bratislava’s Goriffee. The menu matches the refinement of the coffee selection, with a small, seasonal brunch menu of beautifully presented items. The majority of the menu is made up from local, ethically sourced ingredients, with a focus on zero wastage and minimal environmental impact. “Home”-made batches of marmalades, cakes, and fermented vegetables are for sale, and their kimchi makes a welcome appearance on the menu. Through the meticulous presentation and care that goes into each coffee and meal, it is clear that Sarah Flanagan and her staff share a great love for the space, and this effortless warmth is imparted on each customer who visits. (Text: Laura Box / Photos: Laura Box, c/o Home Coffee & Food)
Laura Box is a Neukölln resident who recently relocated from Sydney, Australia. A freelance writer and content creator, she is interested in great coffee, art, and design.