I must admit, the carrot cake at The Barn doesn’t look very appealing – a little shrunken and mushy – but remember the famous saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’; this carrot cake is worth the trip to Mitte. It’s a class of its own, hands down the best carrot cake I’ve had in my life so far. So the idea that this treat is even a little healthy seems absurd to me. But it doesn’t end here. At this small coffee shop you’ll find (according to many) Berlin’s best coffee, yummy sandwiches, savory quiches, friendly staff dressed in plaid shirts, a lovely wooden interior decor and a great logo.
The Barn, Auguststr.58 10119 Berlin-Mitte; Stadtplan
Mon-Thu 8.30–17h, Fri 8.30-18h, Sat & Sun 10–18h
Stephan Deisenhofer lives in Berlin and works as a freelance copy writer.
Published in Cee Cee #46 on 1.3.2012