Cosy Cafes in Hamburg
Along the banks of the Elbe river, around the Alster lakes and in the narrow streets of Portugiesenviertel and Ottensen: Hamburg is full of cosy little cafes where you can relax after a long day of exploring the city or during your well-deserved lunch break. It's impossible to list them all, so here are some highlights: Ahoi and Strandperle on the beach by the Elbe are swarming with guests in summer. At Alsterperle or La Dolce Vita you can enjoy your coffee while snuggling up in a blanket by the Alster lake. Visit Cafe Gnosa in the nearby Lange Reihe for homemade cakes and a chat with LGBTQ locals.
Mamalicious in Sternschanze has great American breakfast and many vegetarian and vegan options. Around the corner from there, Bacana claims to have the 'best roasted coffee' in Hamburg. Cafe Geyer on the tranquil Hein-Köllisch-Platz in St. Pauli has served homemade cakes for 20 years. For a chic, French ambiance go for crepes at Bistro Tati in Sternschanze or a classic steak tartare at Cafe Paris (see photo) located right in the centre, around the corner from coffee joint Cup&Cino. Cafe Kleinhuis is part of Hotel Baseler Hof and specialises in coffee as well as wine. And then we haven't even covered Altona yet, with its many family friendly hangouts: check out Tide cafe and several Scandinavian-style cafes like Klippkroog or Saltkrakan.