When does hip become too hip, or even feels artificial? That’s what struck me when I entered Leuchtstoff. It’s on the southern edges of Neukölln, in the Körnerkiez, not exactly the funkiest neighborhood in town.
You wouldn’t say that when you see the coffee prices in Leuchtstoff. And that despite the (typical Berlin( shabby interior design: old chairs and tables, and in the adjacent rooms even couches that are placed at a height of one metre. Practical? No. Beautiful? Not really as well. Hip ? Without a doubt. And the coffee? Reasonable.