Bulbul Café is run by locals for locals, although everyone is welcome. You can always find something interesting going on here, from a dance protest made to raise awareness about the violence against women that takes place in Brazil’s Carnival to a radio show creating a spotlight for Berlin’s up-and-coming artists.
Inside you’ll find a plant-based café decked up in Moroccan decor playing all sorts of music from techno to reggaeton to top 40 beats. The backyard is just as snazzy featuring a wide range of seating options from hammocks to couches to beer garden benches. Plus, affordable food and drinks, along with free WiFi. Since they’re located inside of Neukölln’s community center they don’t mind if you hang around most of the day and pride themselves in being a safe space for all kinds of people regardless of sex or gender identity, race, origin, immigration status, or background.
They are a deeply welcoming space and always make for an interesting visit. I like to come here and work on my laptop for a few hours while observing how much the space changes in just a few hours as events take place, groups come in and out, and the aux cord gets passed around. It’s a fun and unique experience, and need I say it? It’s just so Berlin.
They also have a new location on Skalitzer Straße that seems to be more dance club influenced.