Berlin Coffee Shop Bans Strollers, Milk, Sugar

Is this the world's strictest (and most hipster) coffee shop?


Although the San Francisco coffee shop that tried (to no avail) to ban "hipster topics" seemed extreme, the Barn Roastery in Berlin most definitely tops it with its new rules. No strollers, no milk, and definitely no sugar in your coffee, customers. 

The Huffington Post and Eater point out the shop's Facebook and Twitter posts, which alerted customers to a bowling-pin-shaped concrete pole in front of the shop, to send baby strollers packing. "THE BARN Roastery is an industrial space and a brew bar for coffee connaisseurs [sic]," read one Facebook post (that spelled connoisseurs wrong — get it right, people). "As such we have created a space without music and laptops where people can talk or listen to each other. Our menu is very reduced and catered towards adults." The shop also noted that a number of strollers could get in the way of an emergency evacuation, and that children in the production area of the shop could be dangerous. 

Of course, there's no explaining the purpose behind the milk and sugar bans behind the counter. "For us, it would be like adding milk to champagne to serve it any other way" besides black, read the "house rules" at Barn Roatery. And the shop also bans music and laptops, to encourage human interaction. 

The rules have naturally caused a bit of an uproar on Facebook and Twitter, but the Barn Roastery did clarify on Twitter that the pole can be moved for those in wheelchairs unable to get in. 


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You mock the Facebook post for spelling in paragraph 2, yet you misspell Roastery as "Roatery" in paragraph 3. And I will quote "get it right - people." Don't throw stones if you can't spell either!! I applaud The Barn Roastery for trying to get 'exclusive' clientele by not having cream and sugar for their coffee and I am sure it is wonderful but would imagine that after a while with no new customers they will not stay in business too long. Existing customers will get tired of it and that will be the end of another small business. I will admit if I was on the other side of the continent I would give it a try.

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While your spelling may be above par, I would encourage you to brush up on your grammar skills.

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