To make sure you start your day in the Grand Duchy in the right way, Culture Trip has listed the best cafes in Luxembourg City.
With quick, on-the-go coffee stops and welcoming cafes that will encourage you to kick your feet up and stay a while, Luxembourg’s cafe scene is as dynamic as the city itself. When you’re looking for a caffeine kick, and perhaps a sweet pastry to accompany it, Luxembourg’s wide selection of coffee shops and cafes mean there’s plenty of options to choose from. According to Didier Quaring, the manager of cafe–bistro Beim Renert, a warm environment is key to a great coffee shop experience: “Some of the best cafes in Luxembourg are the ones that can offer great coffee, fresh food and a cosy atmosphere”. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or simply yearning for afternoon tea, Luxembourg resident Lindsay Drake recommends the best cafes in Luxembourg City.
Konrad Café & Bar
Located right in the heart of the city centre, people come to Konrad Café & Bar for the coffee, but stay for the cake. Offering a wide assortment of Swedish-inspired cakes and desserts, Konrad is the perfect place to go to enjoy a Luxembourg coffee break with friends. The funky decor and vintage furnishings give the interior a warm and intimate atmosphere. While in the evenings, the café transforms into a hustling bar where you can often find local musicians jamming the basement.
Knopes Artisan Torrefacteur
Homely cafe Knopes’s six locations are conveniently located throughout Luxembourg City and are entirely dedicated to all things coffee. Baristas at Knopes are known for having perfected specialty coffee drinks – if quality is what you’re after, Knopes has got you covered. In fact, they still roast their own beans in a traditional way and sell both gourmet and organic blends. Stop in and ask for tips on how to prepare the perfect cup and pick up a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans so you can recreate their coffee magic at home.
Golden Bean Coffee Experience
Golden Bean Coffee Experience, which has two locations in Luxembourg City, reimagines the cafe. From their use of AeroPress coffee makers and paper filters to French press coffees, this is surely the best place in Luxembourg for specially prepared coffee. Golden Bean also serves teas as well as a wide assortment of bagels, paninis, cakes, muffins and cookies to accompany your beverage. For superb coffee, a great atmosphere and excellent service, look no further.
Located in Place Guillaume and just steps away from the Grand Ducal Palace, this cafe is an ideal spot for people-watching. The expansive terrace allows coffee drinkers to sip in the sun when the weather permits. Manager Didier Quaring explains that in Luxembourg, “Many people come for the coffee and stay for the food”. This means that the team behind Beim Renert ensures that the food is of the highest quality: “We use fresh, local produce as much as possible”. House specialties include their traditional Luxembourgish dish of bouneschlupp (green bean soup with German sausage) and Luxembourgish wäinzoossiss sausage in a creamy mustard sauce. Check their Facebook page for their weekly menu.
By night, The Office is considered one of the best bars in Luxembourg City. By day it’s one of the best cafes. This little-known gem is located just on the outskirts of town in a unique co-working building. Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch freshly prepared daily, or opt for an assortment of small snacks to accompany your cup of joe. The Office’s cafe is also vegan and vegetarian friendly. Regardless of what you want to eat or drink, the eclectic and energetic atmosphere of this cafe is sure to please.
With two locations in the city centre, Coffee Fellows is one of the most accessible and popular coffee shops in Luxembourg. One of the branches is convinently located near the central train station and offers comfortable seating to make it a highly functional space. Bring your laptop and make use of their free wifi while enjoying your morning coffee, or sit near the large bay window and enjoy people-watching. Coffee Fellows is well known for its bagels and also serves a range of vegan and vegetarian delights.
Boasting vintage decor, an array of mismatched furniture, stacks of books and walls covered in framed artworks, comfortable cafe Kaale Kaffi is always lively with energy. Baristas serve ‘art coffee’ (latte art) with home-made cakes and desserts, and there are also light food options such as soups and sandwiches. Although the interior is small, its homely size makes the cafe both appealing and inviting. It’s easy to spend hours marvelling at the wide array of eccentric wall art while sipping a coffee or tea and catching up with friends.
Owners Connie and Yuki have created something truly unique with a dash of humour in their Ready?! coffee shop in Luxembourg City. Eclectically decorated with bicycles adorning the walls and ornate furnishings, the intimate atmosphere is one of its main draws. In addition to hot beverages, Ready?! also offers cakes and pastries, sandwiches, bagels and soups. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available. This trendy cafe attracts an array of clientele, including students, young parents and business people.
A list of the best cafes in Luxembourg would not be complete without a mention of the legendary Ladurée. More of a tea room than a coffee shop, Ladurée serves guests in a traditionally regal and elegant style, with dainty crockery and pretty tea cups. The interior is decorated with gold-trimmed adornments and glass chandeliers, while guests are served beautifully plated treats with distinction. Be sure to pair your coffee or tea with Ladurée’s most prized offering – their world-famous macarons.
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