Berlin's most beautiful corner store
If all grocery stores were this enchanting, we'd probably be popping out for extra provisions far more often than we actually needed to.
The tiny 'Spätkauf' - or late-night store - in Prenzlauer Berg's Choriner Strasse oozes old-fashioned charm, its rickety wooden shelves, coalburning stove and vintage posters all adding up to a setting that the years seem to have completely forgotten. (In fact, if it weren't for the modern products squeezed into every conceivable space, you'd swear you'd somehow stumbled into a Berlin time-warp).
Outside, the creeper-clad walls still show traces of crumbling, ancient signage from a former incarnation as a butcher's... this little place really has been serving locals for a very long time.
But it's not just a destination for grocery supplies. Like most of the city's 'Spätis', it doubles as a cafe and bar, and at night the candle-lit interior is especially magical (although there's only enough space for a few tiny tables).
What's more, if you'd like to spend even more time getting to know Berlin's cutest corner store, it offers a couple of simple but cosy guest rooms. The perfect tip for anyone shopping around for a completely unique place to stay.
Spätkauf store, cafe and holiday lets: Choriner Straße 12, 10119 Berlin
Opening times: daily until midnight