Visitors Dine & Drink
Dine and Drink


Black or with a dash of milk? Get cosy over coffee or tea inside Hamburg's many cafés.

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 cafés where you can relax during a well-deserved lunch break or after a long day of exploring the city. It's impossible to list them all, so here are some highlights. 

Ahoi and Strandperle on the Elbe beach are always bustling, especially in summer. Or enjoy your coffee while snuggling up in a blanket by the Alster lake at Alsterperle or La Dolce Vita. Visit Café Gnosa, a local LGBTQ favourite in the nearby Lange Reihe, for an extensive range of homemade cakes and coffee specialities.

Mamalicious in Sternschanze serves up a great American breakfast with many vegetarian and vegan options. Around the corner from there, Elbgold is just the place to go for freshly roasted coffee in all its forms. For a chic, French ambiance, go for crepes at Bistro Tati in Sternschanze or a classic steak tartare at Café Paris (see photo) located right in the city centre. Part of Hotel Baseler Hof, Kleinhuis Cafe specialises in coffee as well as wine. And of course we haven't even covered Altona yet, with its many family-friendly hangouts. Check out TIDE as well as several Scandinavian-style cafés like Klippkroog or Saltkråkan.