Selig (which aptly means ‘blessed’) is a charming café and lunch spot gracing the former brick chapel on Herrfurthplatz in Schillerkiez. Long–time Berliner Christian Birkelbach has created the kind of refreshingly no-nonsense social hub that has something for everyone. For starters, Christian and his team have curated a solid breakfast/brunch menu that boasts everything from a hearty Croque Madame to avocado-topped bagels. It’s international comfort food delivered at a high standard that’s in no way reflected by the prices. Sunlight floods through long windows, and it has a terrace perfect for people watching with a morning coffee, an afternoon wine, or an evening beer. The bright interior and combination of snug tables and plank benches makes Selig a great place to meet friends or do a spot of life-admin, coffee-deep in the glow of your laptop. Selig lacks an agenda, and you can make of the space exactly what you want. (Text: Tom Taylor / Photos: Selig, Philipp Obkircher, Florian Kottlewski)
Tom is a Welsh musician who writes about stuff for Berlin Loves You. Based on the border of his two favorite neighborhoods, Kreuzberg and Schöneberg, you’ll find him either in Lidl or in an eck-kneipe.