All vegan cafe near Bergmannstr., opened Mar 2012. Serves an assortment of in-house-made cakes, soups, quiche, and other vegan food. Beverages including coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and lemonade. Dishes are clearly marked like gluten-free or nut-free. Cozy wood burning stove inside. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Bakery, European, German, Take-out
Nostitzstr. 33, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Berlin, Germany 10965
030-69004461

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Reviews

First Review by Elizabeth
vgnfrrsn
vgnfrrsn
  • vegan
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+76

Very nice place!

4
Posted on 05 / 18 / 2015

They serve pretty tasty cakes, tartes and quiches and the coffee's good as well. The place itself is cozy and clean, the staff's friendly and the actual location is relatively calm and not crowded which is a huge plus in Berlin. If you're not that far away you should give it a try for a snack or cakes'n'coffee.


MO.MARIEL
MO.MARIEL
  • vegetarian
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+264

delicious cake

4
Posted on 04 / 17 / 2015

I was craving some cake so I was lucky to find this café close by and wasn't disappointed. The Zupfkuchen (kind of cheesecake) was really good. It's a very nice furnished and decorated café, too. Staff seemed a little moody that day ):

Pros: Zupfkuchen, interior
Cons: moody staff
Kyttiara
Kyttiara
  • vegan
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+118

Like it very much!

4
Posted on 09 / 10 / 2014

I really like Freckles because it's so convenient for me to get there: I work in the Kiez. It's nice to have a cosy coffee not far from your working place.
They have really good cakes, although many of them are made of spelt flour, which is full of gluten, they sometimes have gluten-free options (like the Tiramisu which is really good). But otherwise, they aleways have 3-4 Cake sin display, and they are really good I must say. On the deli side, they have 2 different types of salads, and a panini that I never had because it's made with wheat ... The salads are a bit pricey for the quantity, I always get a bit hungry after that, but they make an amazing white sauce and you can tell if you have any intolerance or allergies so they adapt your dish to suit your needs, which I think is great.
They sometimes sell homemade Kraüter Mayo (Herbs mayo) or Remoulade sauce (great on potatoes salad) for 2€ which is such a fair price!
They make great coffee as well! Definitely recommend the place if you stop by in the neighborhood ! [Bergmanstr.]
The 2 gals here are also really nice ;)

Pros: great loc, lovely sauces and cakes, good coffee
Cons: not enough glutenfree, pricey

EmilyBennett3050
EmilyBennett3050
  • vegan
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+340

Disappointing

2
Posted on 08 / 15 / 2014

We visited Berlin recently and planned to visit Freckles after taking a recommendation by a friend and reading good reviews on Happy Cow. Photos on the Freckles website suggested that we would be met by a vast array of amazing cakes and lots of choice for savory food. In reality, there were three different types of cake and only two savory dishes: a panini with vegan cheese and zucchini (with or without salad) and a soup. There were no other food options. My partner and I both chose the panini (minus salad) and it was fairly average but reasonably priced at 4 euros. I'm unsure whether limited food options is the norm for Freckles or if we were just unlucky. Considering this I personally wouldn't recommend a trip here unless you happen to be passing by.

Pros: Fairly economical
Cons: Limited options
  • Kyttiara Kyttiara

    It's always like that, unfortunately :)

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  • Men-schen-feind Men-schen-feind

    I am at Freckles quite frequently, and I honestly can’t see what’s „limited“ or „disappointing“ about FOUR massive layer cakes PLUS delicious tiramisu and (at least) TWO sorts of scones/brownies/muffins/sweet buns/ AND selfmade chocolates EVERY day.

    (And fortunately it's ALWAYS like that.)

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MitziTant
MitziTant
  • vegan
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+144

mmmhhhhhhhh :)

5
Posted on 04 / 30 / 2014

the cakes at freckles are amazing! I don't even know what else to say other than that I am mad I can't try all of their goodies at once. ;)

Pros: great variety of pastries, good service, fair prices
Nikki1801
Nikki1801
  • vegan
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+497

Great lunchspot

5
Posted on 04 / 21 / 2014

We searched this place out for lunch and really enjoyed our visit. The staff were friendly and the place was busy, so obviously doing well! Very limited food menu, but when you see the small space they are working with it's no surprise and makes perfect sense! The panini was (from memory) a simple vegan cheese and salad panini but it really was delicious. Our hot drinks were great and the cheeky cupcake I had to finish was divine :)
It's such a cute spot with such a well thought out design, I think we'll definitely make the effort to come back next time we're in town.

Pros: atmosphere, food!
nadsun
nadsun
  • vegan
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+18

The service was a bit cold

3
Posted on 02 / 18 / 2014

The place is very cozy and they have good atmosphere. The cake was nice but the girl who was serving was a little bit cold and reserved.

Pros: Cozy, Nice cakes
Cons: not smiling stuff
roxette521
roxette521
  • vegan
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+84

Tiny but tasty

4
Posted on 11 / 22 / 2013

Had dinner here after shopping in Kreuzberg. The place is very, very small, and only a few items are available for food. For example, the day I was there, they had one soup, one panini and maybe one or two other things. The soup was delicious, and the panini pretty good as well. However, when it comes to drinks and dessers, this place hits it out of the park. They make many different coffees, and they also make ginger tea from fresh ginger to order, cutting the ginger right in front of you. They have a glass case with several prepackaged vegan desserts. I had the tiramisu, which was probably the best I've ever tried - creating a good vegan tiramisu is a huge accomplishment. The best thing about this little cafe is the extremely friendly and kind service. The girls who work here actually seem to care about their customers. I paid for everything right away, but asked to have my tea after the meal, and they just said "Sure, just let us know when you want us to make it!" A really refreshing experience.

Pros: Friendly service, Great drinks, Great dessert
Cons: Small, can be hard to find a seat, Closes early
quidam
quidam
  • vegan
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+31

great place

5
Posted on 09 / 12 / 2013

really great cakes, good pannini and the best: very friendly staff (which you cannot expect everywhere in berlin).
Have been there three times and never left quickly.

If you wanna relax and have good food, freckles might be the place to go.

Pros: great cakes, good pannini, super friendly staff
chrdold
chrdold
  • vegan
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+185

great place, good coffee

4
Posted on 09 / 04 / 2013

I liked both the Latte Macchiato with almondmilk and the apple cream cake I was served here. It is also a nice place. The neighbourhood Kreuzberg is pretty cheap, compared to the prices around I would rather call it expensive.

Pros: great cakes, good coffee, nice place
Cons: no wlan, rather expensive
KatieBatty
KatieBatty
  • vegan
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+113

Fantastic Panini and awesome desserts

5
Posted on 08 / 26 / 2013

This cafe is really cute! Close to the almost all vegan sex shop Other Nature too, which is good to check out. My partner and I both had the panini which had cheese and veggies and it was AMAZING! You can get it with or without salad. The bread tasted like toasted garlic bread, it was delicious. Best sandwich I ever had. For dessert, I had a chai latte (I like them a bit sweeter so I added some sugar but maybe that's how they do them in Germany) and a cinnamon scroll which was incredible. My partner had apple cream which had LOTS of amazing cream on it. The cream was really good and it was awesome! Highly recommended.

They speak English too.


Harp
Harp
  • vegan
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+841

Amazing vegan cakes

5
Posted on 08 / 03 / 2013

This place has the best vegan cakes I've ever tasted, absolutely outstanding.

The atmosphere is really nice and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended.
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 03, 2013

Pros: Taste, Staff, Vibe
Cons: None
GlobalVeganist
GlobalVeganist
  • vegan
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+44

Best Zupfkuchen in the world!!

5
Posted on 07 / 25 / 2013

Even better than the real thing!! Nice little place! Have only tried the cake so far, so will be back!!


vegan_ryan
vegan_ryan
  • vegan
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+999

Amazing cakes

5
Posted on 07 / 23 / 2013

I've had lots of cake in my life, but this place has some of the best desserts I've ever had.

GO HERE!

Pros: All-vegan, Friendly, Delicious desserts
mattisprobablytaken
mattisprobablytaken
  • vegan
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+24

impressive!

5
Posted on 07 / 17 / 2013

Possibly the best panini I have ever had! The coffee is definitely the best I have has in Europe so far. Vibe is very relaxed and I'm in love with one of the waitresses! ;-)

Pros: amazing coffee, great food, very relaxed vibe
Sussie
Sussie
  • vegan
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+36

Cozy little café

3
Posted on 07 / 11 / 2013

We visited Freckles on a beutiful varm summersday and it was a perfect time to sit outside on the quite street and relax. The waitress was extremely helpful and nice.

They didn't have a huge selection of cakes, but the ones we tried were delicious, especially the mango torte.

The atmosphere was quiet and calm and it was an all around good experience.

Pros: quaint, calm
Pelle
Pelle
  • vegetarian
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+13

Weltbester Kuchen

5
Posted on 06 / 04 / 2013

Über den App 'Berlin Vegan' sind wir per Zufall bei Freckles gelandet. Wir haben noch nie so guten veganen Kuchen gegessen! Auch der Cappucino war sehr lecker. Die Atmosphäre sehr gemütlich und nette Bedienung. Wir kommen definitiv wieder, wenn wir in Berlin sind. Absolut empfehlenwert!!!

Pros: Tolle vegane Torten, Wohlfühl-Atmosphäre
ms.greene
ms.greene
  • vegan
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+46

best cakes in town.

5
Posted on 05 / 24 / 2013

I loved this place since the first time I sat there during July 2012. The cakes are really the best in town, the drinks are yummy and special and the service is great. This is a wonderful spot to bring non-vegan friends to, cause the cakes are so awesome and the overall environment is cool and not "hippie" like other vegan places (not that there's anything wrong with hippie!). I really love the panini and the soups and pretty much everything these ladies make. This is absolutely my favorite cafe in town and I always recommend it to anyone visiting or living in this fabulous city.

Pros: Great cakes, Pleasant atmosphere, Good neighborhood
Gudrun
Gudrun
  • vegan
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+3369

Just wonderful!

5
Posted on 12 / 30 / 2012

A great place to relax, with a variety of superdelicious vegan cakes and friendly service! Another reason to say (now that I'm back home): "I wish I was in Berlin...".

Pros: great cakes, friendly service, nice atmosphere
ts_happycow
ts_happycow
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+22

vegan cafe

5
Posted on 12 / 28 / 2012

I had cupcakes and a piece of cake and both were absolutely delicious. An absolutely recommendable location with a nice ambience.

Pros: Taste, Ambience
londoncandy
londoncandy
  • vegetarian
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+19

Vegan cake in Berlin = Freckles

5
Posted on 12 / 18 / 2012

Really nice all vegan cafe. All cakes I tried on my visit were extremely good. Prices aren't cheap, but fair. Cafe is small so if it's busy it might get a little uncomfortable. Clean place with a good atmosphere.

Pros: quality, fair prices, clean
astro
astro
  • vegan
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+31

cakes and hot drinks

3
Posted on 11 / 12 / 2012

This is an excellent cafe for a bite to eat and delicious dessert, the salty caramel kakao hot drink is amazing. They had a limited menu: soup, panini or tart, we ate a spinach tart with salad - good quality but fairly simple - I think the cakes are the winning item, with much more variety. The staff were lovely, restaurant is very clean and has a warm quiet ambience. I think they have wifi.

Pros: yummy food, good ambience, decent prices
Cons: limited choice
ladystokes
ladystokes
  • vegan
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+16

Just delicious!

5
Posted on 11 / 07 / 2012

The panini and soup I ordered there was superb. Best vegan food I tasted so far in Berlin. Not that expensive. I'd say one star for cost. I plan to go back this week sometime. Highly recommended!

Pros: cost, good portions
Cons: smallish
J-Veg
J-Veg
  • vegan
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+1122

Nice little cafe

3
Posted on 10 / 28 / 2012

I've only been here once recently after it opened and it seems a nice little cafe in a great location. They have a wide variety of baked goodies and the quality was good, although but not amazing. The sizes of the slices of cake were also a little disappointing, although that probably says more about my gluttonous appetite. I would probably visit again if I was in the area.

Pros: Wide variety of baked goodies, Great location, Cosy atmosphere
Cons: Not the best value, Small(ish) portions of cake
Tara HD
Tara HD
  • vegan
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+338

Great cakes

5
Posted on 10 / 21 / 2012

A lovely little place which fabulous vegan cakes!

Pros: vegan cakes, nice atmosphere
Polly Gold
Polly Gold
  • vegan
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+21

My personal highlight!

5
Posted on 10 / 13 / 2012

Berlin probably is the German vegan capital. Whenever I am there, I like to go to as many cafes as possible to indulge my sweet tooth.
I found the cake at Freckles to be the best I found in Berlin, so far. Also, the coziness of the place and the friendly staff made this cafe a highlight on my trip. The day after my return I already long to go there again, as soon as possible!

Pros: excellent cakes, cosy, friendly staff
JMNL
JMNL
  • vegan
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+42

Best vegan apple pie

5
Posted on 08 / 27 / 2012

Great vegan pies, cakes and desserts. They also have salads and savory snacks but didn't get to try it. The apple pie with vegan whipped cream was the best I ever tasted.
Nicely decorated and in a good neighborhood.


sglcklch
sglcklch
  • vegan
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+790

Lovely, cozy cafe

5
Posted on 07 / 19 / 2012

After lunch nearby, I decided to check out this place for some dessert. They only had 4 different cakes on display when I was there, which I thought wasn't very many considering it was a cafe. But quality is what counts. They also had pasta and sandwiches for those who are looking for a full meal, but I saw no quiches or soups.

I settled on a slice of scrumptious nougat cake with a glass of hot chai latte. The setting and atmosphere were so cozy, and together with the food, it felt like utter bliss. I had a really hard time refraining myself from getting the chocolate cherry cake too. The staff was lovely as well.

From a tourist's standpoint this place might be a little out of the way, but I can assure you, it's going to be well worth it.

Pros: decor, food, staff
Cons: location
proper or pompous?
proper or pompous?
  • vegan
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+201

new favorite spot in berlin

5
Posted on 07 / 14 / 2012

i'm a huge proponent of freckles... from the decor, to the delicious sweets, to the amazing quiches, all the way through to the incredibly friendly and adorable staff.

freckles is a must stop! i went there multiple times on my last visit to berlin, and was never disappointed.

Pros: tasty sweets, savory quiches, welcoming staff
cmayr
cmayr
  • vegan
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+64

Cakes delicious beyond belief

5
Posted on 06 / 16 / 2012

This likeable place in Berlin's hip Bergmannkiez is an oasis for vegans with a sweet tooth like me. There is absolutely nothing not to love about these cakes and tortes. I swear, non-vegans won't notice any difference to comparable products produced with dairy. There's also a variety of hearty meals like soups. bruschetta or salads to chose from besides cakes and desserts. Strongly recommended!

Pros: friendly people, delicious food, cozy atmosphere
matrosin
matrosin
  • vegan
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+65

well thought

4
Posted on 06 / 04 / 2012

I was at freckles 2 days ago and loved the atmosphere. Cozy, nice CD (all white and tuerkese). Two very friendly girls served me and gave me welcome feeling. They really care about what they sell you. It's vegan cake perfection. I would have expected more cakes, but I think it's because they are fresh open.

Go there, it's lovely.


mamvis
mamvis
  • vegan
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+22

Yummy!!!

4
Posted on 05 / 23 / 2012

I ate a lot of their cakes when they still offered them at Veganz and I always loved them. So I think it is awesome that they opened their own little cafe. Too bad I live on the other side of town and only went there once yet. I had some noodles and as desert I got my favorite - the Russian cheesecake. Both was really tasty. I really like the interior. It's nice and cozy. But as cute as this little cafe is it could be bigger. Near the end of my stay another costumer got mad because there was no free chair for her to sit and she asked me and my friends when we would finally leave. But that's really the only con about this place!

Pros: friendly staff, delicious cake , cozy atmosphere
Cons: not enough space for busier days
wildfang
wildfang
  • vegan
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+1175

A-Ma-Zing cakes

5
Posted on 04 / 03 / 2012

The cakes at Freckles are really, really good. I#ve tried many of their creations when they still offered them at Veganz and was never disappointed. These girls really know how to make a good vegan cake! They were very friendly and know how to give their place a personal atmosphere.
I also enjoyed a very tasty lentil soup the other day, so they also know how to make soup. Looking forward to the planned breakfast options. Nice location too!

Pros: all vegan, delicious cakes, friendly owners
AmandaUCSC
AmandaUCSC
  • vegan
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+38

Cake was nice

4
Posted on 03 / 31 / 2012

I had the peanut butter and jelly layered cake and while the cake bit was a little dry, it was dense and surrounded by peanut butter and chocolate icing, thus making it delicious. :)

I was disappointed by the drink. I ordered a hot chocolate and it tasted like half-melted dark chocolate with cinnamon but it had a powdery after-taste and the chocolate had not entirely dissolved. Tasted like when you make your own at home and haven't stirred enough. There are so many good places for finding hot drinks made with soy milk in Berlin that I found it kind of expensive to pay 2,80 for something of which I consumed only half because, frankly, it was not really drinkable. I will return for the cakes for sure, but not the drink. I noticed another person nearby only finished half her latte, so I guess it's not just the hot chocolate that's not up to par.

The atmosphere is nice, cozy, and comfortable. It's a nice place to have a chat or work /read for a bit.

Pros: cake, nice atmosphere
Cons: drinks not up to par
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
  • vegan
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+100

Great place

4
Posted on 03 / 27 / 2012

We went here today and we had their lentil soup. It was so yummy! It came with slices of fresh bread. We also had a slice of the chocolate pie and crumb pie. It was to die for! This place just opened this month. Go try it, you will like it!

Pros: Easy to find, Friendly staff, Great Decor
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