As many of you may already know from previous posts and/or my Instagram stories, I’m a foodie always chasing the best local places to eat. The thing is, there are so many cool coffee places to visit in Hamburg that it is really hard to choose only a few. So this month I chose 7 of my favorites (vegetarian-friendly) to share with you.
Café May St. Pauli
Café May is one of those places I always passed by and wondered “why is this so crowded? I must visit someday”. It is close to where I live and I’m ashamed to tell you that it took me almost two years to visit it – and it was so good that it is now a weekend activity. The ambiance is cozy, makes you feel like you’re at grandma’s house. And the cakes are a great way to ensure that feeling. Everything is delicious: good coffee, breakfast options, gorgeous and mouth watering desserts. I went on a Saturday for a brunch and it wasn’t so crowded. The place is also a bar, so it is even more crowded during the night hours.
You can find Café May at Hein-Hoyer-Straße, 14
This one catches your attention as soon as you step in. Gorgeous tiles and a vintage style leads you to the interior of this huge place. Perfect for spending hours, has a friendly service and absolutely delicious cakes – they also serve breakfast/dinner. There’s a small store as well, selling local products like mugs, jams, chocolate or coffee.
You can find Mutterland at Brodschrangen 1
I can’t deny I was attracted to this one as soon as I saw the name. What could go wrong in a place called Cheesecake Heaven? And I was right: small, comfy and absolutely tasty. Their homemade cheesecakes are guaranteed to be a “grandma’s secret recipe” and will make you want to try every flavour.
You can find the Cheesecake Heaven at Gertigstraße 23
Cat lovers, here’s the place for you. Katzentempel is a vegan-vegetarian Cat Café with six lovely furry babies rescued from a shelter close to Munich. The cats basically run the place: they observe you from above or join you at the table, they decide. Also you can see them riding on the back of the waiters or demanding belly rubs from us, visitors. They have a good variety of cakes and a delicious fair-trade coffee, besides serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can find tthe cat café Katzentempel at Kleiner Schäferkamp 24
Die Herren Köstlich
A hidden treasure in Baumwall. This one I found by accident while seeking shelter from a random storm (Hamburg weather) – lucky me! Strong and savory coffee in a small, intimate and pleasant place. The Café has just a few seats and, on top of their delicious breakfast, you can find a large selection of homemade cakes. They also have a store selling bio tea, wine, candies, jams, etc.
You can find the Herren Köstlich at Neustädter Neuer Weg 20
Besides the great coffee, this place has a big and delicious cake selection. Everything handmade and the service is really welcoming. I was there on a Saturday afternoon and was crowded, but the waiters were fast and attentive. I tried peanut butter cake and peanut butter cupcake (with bitter-chocolate base) and oh, I wish my stomach was bigger.
You can find the Liebes Bisschen at Spritzenplatz 5
Hanging Out Café
Regional, yummy and healthy. Hanging Out Café lives up to its name: it is one of those places where you forget about the outside world and just hang out, enjoying good ambiance music and your strong coffee. They even have hanging chairs! I tried the carrot cake and brie sandwich, both big portions and tasted so good!
You can find the Hanging Out Café at Bornstraße 18
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