Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city, an idyllic space dotted with quaint cafes and restaurants. For light bites, small snacks and scrumptious brunches in Hamburg, here are our top tips on the 10 best places to go.
Located in a picturesque courtyard, Café Koppel is a vegetarian venue which also specializes in vegan food. Team a breakfast menu item with a piece of cake for a great brunch. Don’t miss the mandarin sponge, topped with rich mandarins and filled with a sweet yogurt cream. If you fancy something a little more filling, try the daily specials which are served from midday and have previously included a delicious vegetarian pasta with a fruity peanut sauce. After brunching, visitors are encouraged to check out Koppel 66, an art studio and workshop exhibiting handmade arts and crafts products. It’s located just next door.
Lange Reihe 77, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 249235
A true hidden gem of Hamburg, Café Le BeauVoisin is a homely spot with an airy terrace and a warm, French atmosphere. The vast selection of cakes and tarts here are all homemade. The chocolate-marscapone tart and the lemon-yogurt cake are two particularly popular favorites. If you feel like bringing something home after brunch, there is an array of authentic French products available for purchase, including olive oil, jam and biscuits. The latte macchiattos here are foamy and delicious.
Ulmenstrasse 2, 22299 Winterhude, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 73086474
Offering a large selection of traditional German food and cold beer, Oma’s Apotheke is a top brunch spot. It’s an establishment set in an old pharmacy among the effervescent graffiti of Hamburg’s Sternschanze district. The venue offers pancakes, homemade pastries and cakes as well as a few simple and classic breakfast staples. Scrummy scrambled eggs, hearty hash browns and golden fried potatoes make up the menu here. Brunch is served to customers until 1pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends.
Schanzenstraße 87, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 436620
Vju im Energiebunker, or Café vju in Energiebunker, is interestingly located inside a renovated air bunker which was built in 1943 and used during World War II. Here, visitors can enjoy a spectacular 380-degree view of Hamburg. The venue is situated on the south side of the River Elbe, overlooking the Reiherstieg neighborhood and the majestic Church of Saint Emmaus. Enjoy a brunch of eggs and bacon while soaking in the incredible vista here. Don’t miss the coffee, which is dark, rich, and arguably the best in the region.
Neuhöfer Straße 7, Hamburg, Germany, +49 152 3373 8337
A venue specializing in colorful cupcakes, Zuckermonarchie is a vibrant venue painted in pastel pinks and serving sweet breakfast treats. Macarons, tarts, pies and pastries abound here which are sugary creations sure to satisfy any brunch craving. Homemade lemonade and speciality coffees are signature must-tries. On weekends a decadent “Catherine the Great” breakfast is served featuring mounds of bacon and piles of pancakes; don’t miss it.
Taubenstraße 15, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 38 63 06 82