Thomas at "Handbestand"

Thomas is the owner of a a cafe close to my apartment in Berlin called "Handbestand". Here he combines his love for antique books with very good coffee.

The other day I asked him if I could take a portrait of him and was very happy that he agreed.

See a short video of Handbestand here, check out their Facebook page here.

It is a great place for having coffee, checking out old books, political discussion and epic chess battles that I unfortunately lose 99% of the time. But there is hope on the horizon! Thomas is my new chess coach. Watch out Laura!