About us

There are many stories about the Café Einstein headquarters. In 1878, the sewing machine manufacturer Gustav Rossmann had a villa built outside the center of Berlin at Kurfürstenstraße 58 in the then modern neo-renaissance style. In the pulsating 1920s, the Jewish private banker Georg Blumenfeld acquires the Villa Rossmann, which he rents out to a secret gaming club of high society. The crème de la crème of the Weimar Republic comes and goes here: Aristocrats, factory owners, famous lawyers and stars celebrate in tuxedos and evening gowns with champagne and caviar. This has not changed until today. After the National Socialists seized power in 1933, the club was blown up with publicity effect. Soon an SS authority moves into the premises of the present coffee house. The owners of the Villa Rossmann, the Blumenfeld couple, are expropriated and finally driven to suicide. Today, two “Stumbling Stones” at the entrance to the house commemorate the life and fate of the Blumenfeld couple. Over 300 air raids transform the city of Berlin into a field of rubble. The villa at Kurfürstenstraße 58 survives the war – for a long time it is unclear what is to become of it and it decays. 100 years after the laying of the foundation stone of the Rossmann House, the exiled Austrian Uschi Bachauer revives in it a renaissance of Berlin coffee house culture as well as a real Viennese coffee house; the perfect symbiosis of apple strudel and avant-garde. Today, the Café Einstein flagship store is known worldwide and has enjoyed a first-class reputation since its takeover by Philipp Hasse-Pratje. If you like exclusive ambience, want to experience tradition, simply take your time or enjoy the greenery, come to Café Einstein Stammhaus. A book about the coffee house: “Café Einstein Stammhaus – the history of the Berlin coffee house” is available in our online store or in the café.