Bremen’s bonds to coffee are old and deep. It is said that half of the coffee consumed in all of Germany has been transported via Bremen since the 17th century. Bremen was also the first place in Germany to start selling cups of coffee to the populace, and later became the birthplace for HAG decaffeinated coffee (invented in 1906). Our list highlights the best places to grab a cup in Bremen today.
Coffee Corner is a very popular spot in Bremen. Though the original owner Oliver Sappelt has sold the cafe to pursue a full-time baking career, the old name ‘Coffee Corner’ has stuck under new management. The name fits because the store is located just off one of the busiest and most popular areas in the district. Because of this, they are almost always fully booked. If you manage to snag a chair or stool, this is a great place to perch and enjoy a warm beverage while taking in the bustling crowd of central Bremen. In addition to their great-tasting coffee, the cafe serves savory bagels, salads, cookies, cakes, and other exciting creations.
This Viennese coffeehouse in Bremen offers a cozy, throwback ambiance with its reasonably priced coffee and scrumptious snacks. Its unique vintage furnishings feature original sofas, mirrors and chairs from the Austrian capital. This is a great place to soak in the atmosphere of the past, while their window offers a street view of the Schnoor Quarter for some present-day people-watching.
Allegretto has written the book on caffeine – imagine page after page (after page) of nothing but coffee selections, then a second menu for tea, then a third menu for hot chocolate. If variety is the spice of life, then this place offers the full spice rack. Do try their delicious homemade pastry, too. The service is pretty sharp, which combines with the endless menu to make for a memorable experience. Allegretto, Knochenhauerstraße 5, Bremen, Germany +49 421 2427710
Café Heinrich is conveniently located in the city center, on a quiet side street near the musical theater and the entrance to the Wallanlagen Park. Their coffee is simply delicious, and they serve cakes and small dishes for both breakfast and lunch. Their floor-length window allows you to enjoy the greenery of the nearby park from a distance, and their friendly service only adds to this lovely experience.
Cantina Concordia is the perfect little place for a late lunch or breakfast. Their inviting atmosphere and their wide range of coffees have earned them several regular customers since they opened in 2008. We recommend coming here with an empty stomach, so you can start with a cappuccino before enjoying their large portions of tasty Italian food. Cantina Concordia, Außer der Schleifmühle 84, Bremen, Germany +49 421 3302535