Roam If You Want To

Roam If You Want To
Source: Roamers Berlin
Source: Roamers Berlin, Photography: Sasha Kharchenko

Recently, I’ve been surprised by why the blog for Roamers Berlin hasn’t been getting more attention. I mean, their pictures are gorgeous, both of the food and the interior.  (I’m just going to focus on the interior.)

So check out the photograph above. See the lovely, vintage, industrial desk chairs? Have you ever laid eyes on such chairs? Seating diversity thrills me. Really, it does.

I also love the simplicity of their decor. Succulents and sugar bowls never looked so good on a café table. And have you noticed the rustic timber molding contrasting with the stained concrete floor?

Source: Roamers Berlin
Source: Roamers Berlin, Photography: Sasha Kharchenko

How is it that these succulents are evoking my cute response? They are so cute! I want to pinch them while crying out, “sheyne punim*!”

The design here is excellent, in that the plants are size appropriate for the tables and in pretty containers that are both rustic and stylish (matching the rest of the café’s decor).

That desk lamp is the coup de grâce–I admire how time-worn it looks, but keeps on shining. I feel the same way about succulents, actually–that they’ve adapted beautifully to thrive in inhospitable environments.

Source: Roamers Berlin
Source: Roamers Berlin, Photography: Sasha Kharchenko

The bar and front counter is incredible, and many customers have noted how it reminds them of American cafés (especially the ones in Portland, Oregon). Notice the use of unfinished wood, quirky collections, and vintage typewriter and camera? I think this German coffee shop would be at home in San Francisco’s Mission District or anywhere hipsters and connoisseurs of handcrafted goodness abound.

Check out their blog and give it some sugar (and drool over their food pics).

And if you’re in Berlin? Go.

Source: Roamers Berlin on Facebook, Photography: Vasili Trigoudis
Source: Roamers Berlin on Facebook, Photography: Vasili Trigoudis

Roamers Berlin: Pannierstraße 64, Berlin, Germany

*Yiddish for “pretty face,” usually said when pinching the cheek of a cute child.

Featured image source: Ignant, Photography: Ana Santl



2 thoughts on “Roam If You Want To”

  • Man, I love typewriters. I’ve seen them at the thrift stores, but never picked one up because I have a problem with beautiful items that don’t serve an actual purpose outside of their beauty. I know, I should get over that!

    • I have difficulty with purely decorative, beautiful things, too (and don’t have the room to spare), and have chipped away at this resistance.

      I started with painting, and now I’ve been inspired by Roamers to grow succulents! Before, I’d only grow herbs, because they were useful and *did* something!

      The feeling that beautiful things evoke in me, I think is worth it. (And you don’t even have to feed or water a typewriter!)

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