I visited my sister in Hamburg over the weekend and thought I’d share some of the wonderful things we discovered!
We started off the weekend with a cocktail in Alex, a cafe/restaurant with the most amazing view over the Innenalster. It is definitely worth going to, the prices are absolutely fine and they are open from 8 am to 1am (3am weekends). Address: Jungfernstieg 54, 20354 Hamburg (Telefon: 040 35 01 870)
Tarterie St. Pauli
On saturday we planned to go to the “Tarterie St. Pauli”, a place I found on a German Food Blog about 6 months ago and have been excited since. We were not disappointed! The Tarterie is a small café that serves a variety of “Flammkuchen” and Quiches as well as breakfast and changing menus of soups, cakes and other lovely sweet things. The café itself is very comfortable and the open plan kitchen gives it a very homely feeling. The quality of the food was absolutely incredible and definitely worth the price. We ordered an Elsäßer Flammkuchen and one with goats cheese and honey, delicious. This is one of those places that you wish you’d have round the corner to go to all the time! It is located in St. Pauli (Paul-Roosen-Str.31, 22767 Hamburg) and easy to walk to from the Reeperbahn S-Bahn station. You should definitely have a look at their Facebook page where they post pictures of their amazing food and all the other things that are going on.
On our 7 hour long shopping trip through the city, we found this wonderful shop for cake decorations: KD Torten (Colonnaden 3, 20354 Hamburg). They sell everything for making and decorating cupcakes, cakes, wedding cakes and they even have a studio in the back where they offer cake decoration courses. I have never seen that many Wilton products in my life before and felt like a kid in a candy store. I ended up buying a small, round cake tin – so excited to try it out soon! They do have a large online shop with all their products and information about the courses they offer.
The Tower Bar is a small cocktail bar in a 62 m tall tower overlooking the “Landungsbrücken” and allows a 360° view of the city. It is located in the Hotel Hafen Hamburg (Seewartenstraße 9,20459 Hamburg) and is open until daily from 6pm to 2am. They offer a large cocktail menu with prices ranging around 9 Euros. We tried a Strawberry Caipirinha and a Mojito Cassis, both very nice. The bar gets very busy at weekends and I think we were very lucky to get a seat without a long wait. It is best to book a table in advance (040 / 31 11 3-70 450).
This is the amazing view from up there:
Kochhaus – St. Georg
The Kochhaus’ self-description is a “walk-in recipe book” and in my eyes a genius idea! There are two Kochhäuser in Berlin and four in Hamburg, we visited the one in St. Georg (Lange Reihe 60,
20099 Hamburg). The concept of the shops is to provide recipes with the exact amounts of fresh ingredients needed all on one table. They offer starters, mains and desserts ranging from 2-12 Euros per person. I took two pictures to give you an idea of what it looks like (apologies for the bad quality):
In addition to the recipes and ingredients they sell fine salts, sauces and all sorts of deli foods. They deliver their recipes and ingredients as well, check out their website for more information!
Mutterland is a delicatessen shop with café (three locations in Hamburg). The shop itself is full of rare delicatessen, often from small, local and organic producers. Products range from manufactured chocolate, tea and coffee, jams, honey, chutneys, mustard, spices, drinks to a fresh range of milk, cheese, Wurst and a variety of bakes (biscuits, cake, bread). The café attached to the shop serves coffee and cakes as well as breakfast.We treated ourselves a little bit and ordered the breakfast for two that included all the goodies of the breakfast menu (including a hot drink and juice). Everything they serve for breakfast is from their shop range (including an amazing liver paté with thyme) so that the price of 32 Euros is definitely worth it. We didn’t manage to finish all the food but the waitress offered us to take the rest home (we did of course 😉 ). The main shop is located right next to the main station Ernst-Merck-Straße 9 (Ecke Kirchenallee) in 20099 Hamburg.
Friends of Frozen Yoghurt
I love frozen yoghurt and I love the fact that it becomes more and more common on this side of the big ocean. This shop is a very colourful place serving at least 6 different flavours and a huge variety of toppings. The pictures were taken in their “flagstore” in Lange Reihe 81, 20099 Hamburg, there are two more shops, one in Hamburg and the other one in Bremen.
The Witthüs is a lovely tea house that turns into a restaurant in the evening. They serve brunch, cake, and their famous spiced bread during the day as well. It is located in Hamburg-Blankenese (Elbchaussee 499a, 22587 Hamburg).