Bistro Tati is a French restaurant offering a tasty brunch on the weekends. The spot is small but cozy, with large, sleek glass windows by which visitors can enjoy a crepe, a croissant or a piece of cake while viewing the glistening waters of the port. Croques, quiches, salads and cheese plates are on offer for a more substantial meal. A small but exquisite selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for refreshment. Stop by one evening to catch some amazing live music performances which regularly accompany the dinner service here.
Bellealliancestraße 35, 20259 Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 1801 7611
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
Café Le BeauVoisin
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
Café Mimosa is an Italian breakfast and brunch restaurant located in a quiet neighborhood of Hamburg. Serving up arguably the tastiest brioche in town, complete with homemade, tangy marmalade, Mimosa prides itself on its recipes perfected over generations. Salad, soup, breads and pasta make for appealing brunch options here, but don’t forget to leave room for dessert. Chocolate pie, mixed berry pie, cheesecake, lemon tart and apple crumble make the list is heavenly and endless.
Clemens-Schultz-Str. 87, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 32037989
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
Café Gnosa provides an amazing breakfast selection. As well as classic French and Italian options, the venue offers a Nordic breakfast with smoked salmon, card salad and black bread, and a champagne breakfast with cheese, cold cuts of meat and a large glass of bubbly. All breakfast plates are served from 10am until 4pm. So for those who like to sleep in, there’s no reason not to start with a champagne breakfast in the afternoon and continue into the evening with happy hour.
Lange Reihe 93, 20099 Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 243034
Situated close to the majestic city hall, Café Paris is another frequented French restaurant in Hamburg. It features an innovative interior design with two long tables adorned beautifully by domed lights, and white-tiled walls oozing German modernity. Breakfasts from all over the world are served here, with Italian, English, American, Moroccan and German options available until 4pm. The croissants are buttery, flakey and melt in the mouth, and the hot chocolate with whipped cream is out of this world. It’s always extremely busy here, so advanced bookings are highly recommended.
Price: Fine dining
Rathausstraße 4, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 32527777
Vju im Energiebunker
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
Glück und Selig
Glück und Selig, translated to ‘luck and blessings’ in English, is a restaurant which aims to share their luck and blessings with their customers. Fresh waffles and sandwiches are always on-hand to entice customers here. The daily special menu often includes favorites such as homemade pretzels and quiche. Featuring a homely interior of wooden cabinets, rustic tables and sleek floors, the establishment is filled with a warm ambience perfect to complement any relaxing brunch.
Heußweg 97, 20255 Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 3251 8975
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