Nestled in the bosom of its confidante and partner-in-hip, Berlin’s Companion Coffee is the in-house coffee shop of stylish Kreuzberg garment peddler, Voo. Matching in aesthetic and defiant approach to simplicity, Companion Coffee offers up coffee (of course) and tea (not-so of course), alongside a limited selection of baked goodies. Simple.
Design-wise, the script alters little. Simple reclaimed woods, simple vintage pieces and very simple branding. CC’s extravagant break for a freedom of eclecticism and wonder is a creaky old bathtub upcycled into a handsome planter – but even the simplicity of greenery planted brings temporary fantasy quickly back down to earth. Paired down. Simple. Those in charge of the beans at Companion are some of the most experienced in the city, offering training and consultation as a side-order with your morning espresso. Some say the mere mention alone of a mocha-frappu-wocka could result in instant lynching ’round these parts. Keep it: simple.