Cafés and delis in Hamburg
MalinaStories in the heart of Barmbek is a cozy place where you can unwind with a good piece of cake and a colorful fairy tale world that always surprises and inspires. An old apothecary's counter offers plenty of space for their homemade cakes throughout the day, which are baked with many good ingredients and garnished with dried flowers often still warm from the oven in the display. From Tuesday to Saturday, a warm breakfast is available until 3 pm. On Sundays, MalinaStories offers their popular brunch étagère with lots of homemade treats.
Hellbrookstraße 61 (Barmbek)
Located in the Weidenallee, between Sternschanze and Eimsbüttel, the Weidenkantine sweetens your time in Hamburg. Here you can not only enjoy delicious coffee and homemade cakes, but also get honest, homemade food for lunch and on weekends a breakfast that you otherwise only dream of. The Weidenkantine loves its Nordic corner and everything it has to offer and therefore sources its products directly from the region, paying attention to sustainability, seasonality and fair prices for suppliers. The menu is then created from these finest ingredients, new every week but always healthy and preferably vegetarian or vegan.
Weidenallee 61 (Eimsbüttel)
Lily of the Valley
The Lily of the Valley offers vegetarian and on request also vegan dishes, as lunch and on weekends also as breakfast. However, not with a raised forefinger, it's all about having fun with balanced, fresh and varied food - and the Lily has the opinion that this is also possible without meat and fish and often even entirely on a plant basis. This starts with the first glance at the plate, which is why the Lily also puts a lot of effort into the arrangement - true to the motto "the eye eats with you." The classic of the menu is the vegan bolo, vegetarian with parmesan, no day in the Lily at which no bolo leaves the kitchen - as always imaginatively arranged, topped with a berry-nutty side salad.
Bahrenfelder Str. 212 (Ottensen)
The café and bistro Ivy, which only opened this year, is the little sister of Lily of the Valleys and sweetens your lunch break with weekly changing vegetarian and vegan dishes. The location was once a former ship's pub and has been painstakingly transformed into a modern bistro. From mid / late October you can also enjoy the breakfast offer here: Avo or eggplant bread, scrambled eggs, vegan pancakes and everything the vegetarian/vegan heart desires.
Hopfensack 8 (City centre)
Here you will experience homemade delicacies, paired with sustainable and regional offerings. In addition to a fine and lovingly selected drinks menu, with a predominantly Hamburg connection and close friendship with the producers, the kitchen team makes your breakfast dishes almost exclusively in homemade production. Whether freshly baked bread, the sweet Challah bread for the Poor Knight or the variety of spicy chutneys and toppings - all self-created and homemade in their own production.
Große Rainstraße 15 (Altona)
Hanging Out Café
With delicious smoothies, fruit bowls and coffee specialties, the Hanging Out Café brings a piece of Bali to the Hanseatic city. Bast chairs, some of them swinging, provide the maximum chill factor. If you're looking for a cozy place with fair prices in the Grindelviertel, you should visit this café.
Bornstraße 18 (Eimsbüttel), Tel. +49 (0)176 62409068
U|F Poké Bar
U|F Poké Bar provides delicious, healthy and versatile Poké Bowls. Every customer can have their own bowl put together individually. Whether vegan, vegetarian or certain food allergies: there is something for everyone. The sustainability of the ingredients and environmental protection in general are particularly close to U|F's heart. Sustainably and responsibly caught fish, regional meat and plastic-free packaging are just as much part of the concept as the highest quality fruit and vegetables from local traders.
Großer Burstah 1 (Altstadt)
Tel: +49 (0)40 34914 106
At ÆNDRÈ, founder Janine op het Veld not only serves food. She puts a very strong focus on sustainability and healthy eating as a whole. To eat, isn’t just something we do, it is its own language, that makes us able to open doors and to connect one another. Good food has the elements to lay the fundament for a strong, flourishing and healthy society. Janine gathers all the ingredients and food from regional and seasonal cultivation. A couple of specialties like spices, coco’s, nuts, seeds, coffee and cacaocome from distant cultures but these are all fair trade und have been delivered to ÆNDRÈ in a sustainable way. The origin of the products is mostly organic and have always been selected based on quality and a connection. Behind every recipe there is a story and a thought. And that is something you will notice with everything you touch, taste and see at ÆNDRÈ. The ÆNDRÈ team is there on a daily basis from 8 till 8 to serve the best breakfast, lunch, dinner, great organic natural wines and the best biodynamic coffee. Reach out to Janine herself if you are interested in catering as well.
Lehmweg 31a (Hoheluft)
There is good news for all friends of healthy eating: the “superfood deli” Paledos offers gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free meals with a superfood guarantee in Winterhude. In addition to daily specials, which change on a weekly basis, Paledo also offers delicious snacks such as sweet potato toast or quinoa salad, and breakfast lovers can enjoy a tasty acai bowl or a latte macchiato with home-made almond milk.
Mühlenkamp 1 (Winterhude)
Tel: +49 (0) 40 69454466
MAD about Juice
As well as featuring a stock of classic lunch choices, Mad about Juice also offers changing seasonal products. Freshly squeezed juice, smoothies and snacks are all prepared from scratch as orders come in. Also on offer here: healthy salads with power ingredients such as quinoa, hemp seeds, chickpeas, beetroot and avocado.
Mühlenkamp 12 (Winterhude)
Dammtorstraße 29-32 (Neustadt)
Lovers of Austrian cuisine have plenty of choice at the Alpenkantine in the district of Eimsbüttel. The menu includes extravagant dumpling variations such as chilli and olive, beetroot and walnut or carrot and ginger, as well as traditional meat rissoles, strudels (both sweet and savoury), pies, salads and soups. Naturally, all of the dishes served are prepared from scratch in the Alpenkantine’s kitchen.
Osterstr. 98 (Eimsbüttel)
Tel: +49 (0)40 848 994 93
In guter Gesellschaft
Hamburg’s very first zero-waste café is all about sustainability. This establishment avoids waste as much as possible, e.g. by using recycled paper and packaging as well as reusable containers. Any biodegradable waste is recycled or reused, and most of the products are regional and organic. Both sweet and savoury dishes can be enjoyed in this modern café with its clear-cut design.
Sternstraße 25 (Schanzenviertel)
Close to Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn the café Zuckermonarchie attracts visitors with its fine pastries. The delicious cupcakes, macarons and mousse-tartlets are made in the cafés very own bakery. On weekends you can also have breakfast and if you order in advance, you can enjoy an English Afternoon Tea with scones and sandwiches.
Taubenstraße 15 (St. Pauli)
Tel: +49 (0)40 38 63 06 82
Milch (Milk) is located close to the harbour amidst the lively Portugese quarter. In the cosy atmosphere of the trendy café you can try different types of coffee, tea and cake. Whilst eating and drinking it is fun to look out of the big shop window and watch people passing by.
Ditmar-Koel-Straße 22 (Neustadt)
Tel: +49 (0)40 20 94 90 35
Café Entenwerder 1
A café on the river Elbe. The café Entenwerder 1 is wonderfully situated on swimming pontoons in front of Elbpark Entenwerder. While enjoying coffee, cake or a beer, you can watch the ships pass by on the river. They also serve breakfast and a have menu of the day.
Entenwerder 1 (Rothenburgsort)
Tel: +49 (0)40 70 29 35 88
Café Leonar is a popular meeting point for students, tutors and people living in the neighbourhood of Grindelviertel, where the café is situated. The kitchen with its slight oriental touch is a pleasure from morning until evening and of course you shouldn’t miss out on the great coffee and cake. After dinner you can have some drinks and stay until midnight. Also, the Jewish literature saloon takes place here once a month.
Grindelhof 59 (Rotherbaum)
Tel: +49 (0)40 27 88 10 12
Café Koppel is the perfect place for late risers, because here you can have breakfast until 10 o’clock in the evening. The café is furnished with cozy old couches and during summer you can enjoy their vegetarian or vegan food outside in the garden of the courtyard. A good choice is the popular chocolate cake.
Koppel 66 (St. Georg)
Tel: +49 (0)40 24 92 35
The name of this café is based on one of Astrid Lindgren’s famous children’s books. If you don’t know the book, make sure to go to the bathroom because the audiobook is playing there. Visiting Café Saltkråkan is like a short trip to Scandinavia: You can find typical Scandinavian sweets and pastries on the menu, the choices of breakfast and lunch are called Tjorven, Skrollan or Tunnbrödrollen. If you are looking for new Scandinavian literature, you can exchange your old book for a new one in the exchange cupboard.
Große Bergstraße 11 (Altona)
Tel: +49 (0)40 87 09 70 73
For 30 years Ertekin Hasanbeyoglu is pleasing the locals with excellent roasted espresso and coffees and gourmet roaster. The homemade cakes contribute to its popularity in the neighborhood and the coffee is now also internationally recognized.
Große Brunnenstr. 60 (Ottensen)
Tel: +49 (0)40 39 05 511
The Coffee Shop
Coffee with a view – despite being situated in the busy inner city district, The Coffee Shop is a peaceful place with a fantastic view on one of the town canals and St. Michael’s church. The place is still an insiders’ tip - even though its coffee is praised and its location on one of the big shopping streets is quite central – because the entrance is hidden in a small side street.
Poststraße 6a (Neustadt)
Tel: +49 (0)40 35715112
Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt
The hote opened 2014 is the only hotel within the official border of the Historical Warehouse District. Built in the stlye of of 50s, the conference hall is a must-see: It is dedicated to the auction hall of the former coffee exchange with swinging doors, mosaic parquet, chandeliers and glass paintings.
Am Sandtorkai 4 (Speicherstadt)
Tel.: +49 (0)40 6385890
It has already been 15 years since Ulrich Carroux began to wory about the german coffee culture. There was no "good" Espresso blend for the upscale dining. So he decided to create a blend on his own and experimented with different coffees for several months until the "Espresso Carroux" was perfect. Today, the Espresso blend still counts as one of Germany's best Espressi.
Elbchaussee 583 (Blankenese)
Tel.: +49 (0)800 2277689
This deli is centred around wraps, tapas and “skewers to go”. Using meat, fish or vegetarian ingredients, the skewers are freshly prepared and then grilled. Guests can decide for themselves whether they would like to eat on site or have their snack prepared for takeaway. In addition to non-alcoholic beverages, the drinks menu also includes wine and delicious cocktails.
Grindelallee 32 (Rotherbaum)
Tel: +49 (0)40 361 112 84
Bakery und Deli
In addition to their choice of toasted and untoasted sandwiches, the Bakery & Deli in the vicinity of the port also offers tarte flambée, salads, Indian specialities, and wok dishes – all of these at reasonable prices. This urban deli attracts food lovers with an appealing interior design as well as an outdoor dining area. The lunch menu changes daily.
Brandstwiete 36 (Altstadt)
Tel: +49 (0)40 303 811 77