Me and coffee have a volatile relationship, I neck as many as I can, then get a migraine, and so have to reign it in for a bit. Usually, I have to mix things up and opt for the odd decaf equivalent. Needs must! Anyway, no matter where I go on me European jollies, I like to test out a handful of coffee shops, and when I popped to Hamburg, that was no different. So, here’s a list of a few places where I’ve sunk a few.
Minding my own and strolling for the Deutsch street art, I stumbled across this belter of a bike and walked the 90m to its cracker of a coffee shop. I have to add that the coffee shop appears to have closed since – maybe it’s been a casualty of the Rona. It does still sell its roast and is looking for a new space. Hit its Insta link above for more info.
Back-Factory: Outside U3 Feldstrasse Station
I’ve been partial to a good troffin’ session at Back factory ever since I was a Student in Berlin. It’s cheap as chips and serves a decent brew. My tip for you is to pop into this one just outside of the station if you’re heading to the fleamarket on Neuer Kamp. Make like me and fill your boots with all of the German baked bits that you can on a shoestring whilst you watch the world go by through its window.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg: Steintorpl, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
For me, no trip to a museum or gallery is complete without falling into its cafe, and that’s exactly what I did when I went to the MKG. Reasonably priced with plenty of shaded areas for when you’re sweating your tips off from the German sunshine. You can even treat yourself fancy to a sit-down meal. On another note the MKG has some cracking exhibitions, see my post at ‘Getting Inspired At Hamburg’s MKG.’
I obviously had to go for a walk past Hamburg’s infamous Rote Flora, and just down the road a little Portuguese cafe caught my eye. From its menu to its decor, it felt really traditional and I genuinely felt like I was on holiday in Portugal! I stopped for a quick espresso and ended up staying for lunch. I couldn’t remember its name, which is a first for me and have had to google. I think it’s ‘Petisco‘. If not, then there are two Portuguese restaurants very close to each other!
My final coffee spot tip is Vlet. If you get off the U Bahn at Jungfernstieg, it’s just by the water. Take the steps down and you can go fine dining inside, or sit outside on their pier. Above the pier is a general viewing spot for the public, and whilst I was sat relaxing with a German cake and coffee by the water’s edge, a Japanese tourist accidently dropped his selfie stick on my head. True story. Unfortunately!!
Share your Euro coffee shop tips with me in the comments, love.