Take a trip to Italy without leaving Hamburg! Some of the city’s best cafés channel la dolce vita with fresh Italian dishes, pastries and coffee like you wouldn’t believe. These spots are perfect for taking some time to sit, relax and smell the espresso roasting.
Benvenuto Caffè d`Italia (Grindel)
Heinrich-Barth-Straße 13-15, 20146 Hamburg
This roasters’ shop in the city centre’s historical Grindel area not only offers freshly roasted coffee blends and single-variety coffee and espresso beans but also real rarities, such as wild coffee or Kopi Luwak – the world-famous civet coffee. Located conveniently near the university, it’s a particularly convenient spot for students to grab a tasty caffeine fix before class.
Due Baristi (Eimsbüttel)
Langenfelder Damm 2-4, 20257 Hamburg
Anyone interested in the fine art of Italian coffee shouldn't miss the excellent espresso variations at Due Baristi in the heart of Eimsbüttel. Standing out amid the hustle and bustle of the modern city, coffee at Due Baristi is a true craft created with love and dedication. The original Italian Izzo espresso is dark and strong and the frothed milk for cappuccinos and other caffeinated classics is unrivalled throughout the city. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and round off your stay with good pastries and focaccias or a small afternoon meal.
Tre Pazzi (Uhlenhorst)
Hofweg 101, 22085 Hamburg
There are many reasons to visit Winterhude's Tre Pazzi. From the coffee beverages made with local organic milk to the rotating menu of warm Italian dishes, this spot is worth a visit. But perhaps the most unique reason to stop by Tre Pazzi is the range of Italian pastries and baked goods, like sfogliatelli and cannoli, which are usually quite difficult (if not impossible) to find in Hamburg.
Die Rösterei (Altstadt)
Steinstraße 19b, 20095 Hamburg (Altstadt)
This roasters’ shop in the city centre’s historical Altstadt offers not only freshly roasted coffee blends and single-variety coffee and espresso beans but also real rarities, such as wild coffee or Kopi Luwak – the world-famous civet coffee. Located conveniently in Steinstraße, it’s also a great opportunity to grab a tasty high-quality gift along the way to or from the main station.
Caffè Centrale (Ottensen)
Nöltingstraße 4, 22765 Hamburg
This small café in the heart of Ottensen is a dream for any lover of italian food. The homemade pasta and small plates are made fresh daily and the rotating menu (featuring many seasonal items) will keep you coming back again and again. Those looking for something lighter will find a full coffee and espresso menu as well as a nice selection of baked goods.
I Bizzarri (Eppendorf)
Eppendorfer Weg 240, 20251 Hamburg
La dolce vita right in Eppendorf’s beautiful Hoheluft neighbourhood: all guests are welcome to feel a little bit of the true Italian way of life in this cosy rustic-style bistro and café with its small shop front terrazza. Ignazio and his employees speak Italian and everyone is invited to join in. Besides very good and strong espresso coffee, I Bizzarri offer homemade pasta for lunch and authentic Italian meat and cheese platters for dinner from 5 p.m. – perfect for an aperitivo drink with the staff and neighbours. Bella Italia within arm’s reach.