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Five Elephant – Sublimely Good New York Cheesecake in Berlin

Philly Cheesecake (New York Cheesecake) Close Up at Five Elephant Berlin

Philly Cheesecake (New York Cheesecake) at Five Elephant Berlin

When Steffi and Bine told me that they had driven from Charlottenburg to Prenzlauer Berg just to get the New York Cheesecake at The Bird it got me wondering where you get the best New York Cheesecake in Berlin.  I started to draw up a list and the first place to go on it was Five Elephant.

On Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg, in their own words:

Five Elephant is a specialty coffee micro roastery, bakery and cafe in Berlin, Germany. Passionate about quality, our goal is to source the best coffees in the world in a way that is both socially and environmentally responsible.

You can read more about Five Elephant’s approach to sourcing and brewing their coffee on their website and Facebook page.

All this is lost on me because I’m not a coffee drinker so it’s lucky that Steffi had come along, tempted by the prospect of excellent Cheesecake, and sampled a Cappuccino (very good).  I have to admit that it looked great but coffee is just not for me.

Cappuccino at Five Elephant Berlin

Cappuccino

And the Cheesecake? It was as good as it looks, if not better.

New York Cheesecake at Five Elephant Berlin

Philly Cheesecake (New York Cheesecake)

The top was rich and creamy and light and the biscuit base sweet and crunchy – so crunchy in fact that I somehow managed to get some in my pocket.

As well as the stellar desserts and great coffee, Five Elephant is in a great spot.  It’s just a short walk from the Landwehrkanal and what is arguably the most instagrammed view in Berlin – equally stunning in snow and sun.

The Landwehrkanal from Hobrechtbrücke on a snowy Berlin day

The Landwehrkanal from Hobrechtbrücke on a sunny Berlin day

For me, the New York Cheesecake at Five Elephant in Berlin is as close as a dessert can come to Heaven so it’s going to take some beating but I’m still going to continue my quest for Berlin’s best New York Cheesecake.

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7 Responses to Five Elephant – Sublimely Good New York Cheesecake in Berlin

  1. notmsparker 22 April, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Ha! Although I am sure that their cakes are delicious, I must throw in a true heavy-weight in this category: Mr Minsch in Yorckstrasse. Also in Kreuzberg, by the way, and best described with one word only: divine… 🙂 Something tells me it´s already on your list.

    • andberlin 22 April, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

      I hadn’t heard of Mr Minsch before but a quick google session shows you’re not the only one to rate their cakes. It’s on the list now!

  2. Heine, Barbara 28 June, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Who can get the recipe for this amazing cheesecake?
    Will pay reward!

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