Do you know your babka from your buchty and your kremrole from your kolatschen? If not, it’s time to get yourself over to Nonna Café & Co for a crash course on Czech bakery classics. Overlooking the peaceful Georgen-Parochial cemetery on Greifswalder Straße, the cafe occupies a single-storey red-brick building that was formerly a florist. Inside you’ll find a haven of Bohemian sweets baked on-site every day, including the likes of buchty: sweet bread rolls made from a yeast dough that’s more soft and airy than you’d ever think possible (go early to avoid missing out). The cafe was founded in 2020 by Prague-born architect Anna Vohlídalová, whose love for the cakes, breads and dishes of her home country led her to give them a home in Berlin, where the cuisine has long been under-represented.
Besides the sweet goods (accompanied by coffee from Passenger) there are light savory bites like the chlebíčky, a Czech version of a Stulle which – dare we say – is even nicer than the German variety. These can be enjoyed on the intimate west-facing terrace, which offers pleasant views of trees and lawns. We can recommend matching a dish or two with a Pilsner from Pilsen (of course!) or some Czech natural wine from Vinofactum. Cheers to that, or rather, Na zdraví!