The Best Coffee Shops In Essen

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1 December 2016

Essen is the ninth largest city in Germany and is located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Essen is vibrant, young and full of things to do and see, as well as some excellent coffee shops. Here are some of the best.

Cafe Augenblick

Cafe Augenblick is small in size but run with passion and offers a more pleasant ambiance than other coffee shops in the area. Their Sunday morning breakfast is to die for, and you can choose from scrumptious homemade pancakes, cakes, or chocolate cookies, to name just a few options. If you haven’t tried a vegan chocolate cookie, you can have one for the first time at Cafe Augenblick, and you might even like it more than a regular chocolate cookie. If the weather is nice, you could sit outside and enjoy the pleasant neighborhood.

Address & telephone number: Gerichtsstraße 47, 45355 Essen, +49 201 6349209

Cafe Konditori Perfekt

Cafe Konditori Perfekt offers fresh pastries any time of the day. The menu is rich, and the staff, although often busy, provide quick and friendly service. They use high quality ingredients and offer exquisite pies, tarts and sweet delights.


The Nord café is not your typical chain coffee shop. Aside from drinks hot and cold, Nord offers you a great menu with breakfast, pizza, burgers, cutlets, and pasta. On the first floor of the cafe you can enjoy a few games of pool, a large seating area, the bar and music. Their large beer garden is a lovely place to be during the summer months. Nord is not for every coffee lover, but it is perfect for those looking for a variety in their daily coffee-drinking habits.

Address & telephone number: Viehofer Pl. 1, 45127 Essen, +49 201 231207

Eiscafe Meffert

Eiscafe Meffert is located in the vicinity of the castle Borbeck. It is a popular destination for cyclists and walkers. The café offers a hearty breakfast menu, ice cream, cakes and savory snacks. It is open all year around every day but Thursdays. If you happen to be in Essen during the summer, the cafe’s peaceful garden terrace will be the perfect place for you. They offer a rich selection of specialty coffees, hot chocolate and waffles with hot cherries.

Address & telephone number: Rabenhorst 61, 45355 Essen, +49 201 683077

Cafe Extrablatt

Cafe Extrablatt is one of the biggest in Essen with around 400 seats. The cafe is very close to the shops and cinemas of the city, which makes it well attended. The fact that its also close to the musical Colosseum makes it a place to go after attending a performance. Their menu offers hot and cold drinks and the typical European fast food meals, such as wraps, fajitas, pita, baked potatoes, soups, and salads.

Address & telephone number: Kennedyplatz 5, 45127 Essen (Ruhr), +49 201 236855

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