The café Karvana is a nice place in Fridrichshain. Near the very touristic Simon-Dach Str. this café-lounge have good coffee (It's already something) and from their place you can reach the trendy places to have fun in the neighbourhood. During summer, terraces are over crowded, sunday is brunch-time and you can enjoy a walk (if you can) at the flee market in Boxhagener Platz. The café is proposing as well lectures. A novelist is invited in the evening to read part of one of his books and then comments are welcome. It's the occasion to have a bit of culture in Goethe's language and to hear what people have to say regarding the subject. Next Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. will be introduced Kriss Rudolph (.com) to read more about "Heute ziehst du aus". You need to book your seat to sip your glass of wine next to him (or next to me ...).