When you’re looking to start to the day with a delicious caffeine kick, and perhaps a sweet pastry to accompany it, Luxembourg offers a wide selection of coffee shops and cafés for you to choose from. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or simply yearning for afternoon tea, here are the best cafes in Luxembourg City.
Njörd is a unique cafe in that they serve much more than your typical croissants and flaky pastries to accompany your coffee. At Njörd, the food is made fresh daily and with a Scandinavian twist. Their quinoa bowls and fresh sandwiches make this an excellent lunch spot as well. With free Wi-Fi and an abundance of comfortable seating, it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon here.
Located right in the heart of the city centre, Konrad Café & Bar is where the locals come for the coffee, but stay for the cake. Offering a wide assortment of Swedish-inspired bakes and desserts, Konrad is the place to go to enjoy a coffee break with friends. In the evenings, the café also offers frequent basement jam sessions with local musicians.
As the name suggests, Golden Bean Coffee offers a unique experience for all. With two locations in the city to choose from, this is the cafe you can count on to get coffee prepared specially. From their use of aeropress and paper filters to French press coffees, this is surely the place to go for coffee lovers out there. In addition to coffees and teas, Golden Bean serves a wide assortment of bagels, paninis, cakes, muffins, and cookies to accompany your beverage. For superb coffee, great atmosphere and excellent service, look no further than Golden Bean Coffee Experience.
With three locations in Luxembourg City, there’s always a Knopes nearby. Baristas at Knopes are known for having perfected speciality coffee drinks and if quality is what you’re after, Knopes has got you covered. These cosy cafes are conveniently located throughout the city, but if you’re unable to stop by in person, Knopes also sells their roasted coffee beans so you can recreate their coffee magic at home.
By night, The Office is considered one of the best bars in Luxembourg City, but by day, it is 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 prepared fresh daily in the newly fitted kitchen, 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.
This cafe is in an ideal spot for people-watching. It’s in Place Guillaume just steps away from the Grand Ducal Palace and the local farmers’ market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The expansive terrace just adds to its charm, allowing coffee-drinkers to sip in the sun when the weather permits. This cafe is well-known to locals and tourists alike, giving it a unique energy and charm. And for those who follow gluten-free diets, everything on the menu can be made gluten-free upon request.
Léa Linster is a renowned Luxembourgish chef, having been the first and only female chef to win a gold medal in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition. Her boutique delicatessen in Luxembourg City offers you a chance to taste some of her delicacies first-hand. Known for the madeleines (French butter cake), visitors have no shortage of goodies to indulge in along with their beverage of choice.
Boasting eclectic vintage décor, the energy inside Kaale Kaffi is always bustling. Baristas serve their “art coffee” with homemade cakes and desserts. Although the interior is small, most visitors find this to be one of the more appealing and cosy elements to the cafe. It’s easy to spend hours marvelling at the wide array of quirky wall art while sipping your coffee or tea and catching up with friends.
Owners Connie and Yuki have created something truly unique with a dash of humour with the Ready?! coffee shop in Luxembourg City. Eclectically decorated with bicycles adorning the walls and ornate furnishings, the cosy atmosphere is one of its main drawing points. In addition to beverages, Ready?! also offers cakes and pastries, sandwiches, bagels and soups. Every first Sunday of the month, the coffee shop also serves a brunch menu, so be sure not to miss out.
This list of best cafes in Luxembourg could not be complete without a mention of the legendary Ladurée. As more of a tea room than coffee shop, Ladurée serves guests in a traditionally regal and elegant style. The interior is decorated with gold-trimmed adornments and glass chandeliers, and guests are served with distinction. Be sure to pair your coffee or tea with Ladurée’s most prized offering, their world-famous macarons.