The last paintwork of tables and chairs is already quite a while ago, when the cash register opens there are loud ringings and chatter filling the space between the old apothecary cabinets from past decades. The cute Ladencafé Marais is a piece of art, in which one feels transported back to the Paris of the 1920s.
No bar logo, no nameplates or anything like that: This bar is incognito. But if you look closely you can still recognize Robinson’s Bar: The window shows the meaningful sentence “We don’t get drunk, we get awesome”. Inside there are countless photographs from past parties hanging on the walls, the alternative audience wears horn-rimmed glasses and Chucks and from the speakers a mix of Easy Listening, Soul and Funk echoes.
Old english pub mixed with a modern lounge? The Sullivan expands on 2 floors, with a bar each and wins you over with good longdrinks and a striking amount of Whiskeys. Whoever enjoys a 17 year old Bowmore in one of the cozy corners, likes to play pool or listening to jazzy DJ sets, this is your place.
Café Karin is a real institution for breakfast and cakes just in the center of Frankfurt’s old town. Famous for the best scrambled eggs, a yummy Bircher Müsli and home made ice tea you can have breakfast all day. The cozy seating area is a real melting pot of generations and this way Café Karin stands out not only for the excellent menu but mostly for its guests.
There is hardly another place that currently attracts more hipsters from around the world like this spot. “My Lake House” as you would translate it – is the epitome of Berlin Mitte for quite some time now and is located directly at Rosenthalerplatz
Muse might be the perfect lunch spot in Berlin. The restaurant offers delicious sandwiches, homemade soups and other yummy dishes on weekdays. It is nearly completely farm-to-table as most of the ingredients come from local organic farmers around Berlin.
For a true burger fan Austria might be a tricky place, but lighten up if you’re in Salzburg. Two outlets of Burgermeister serve you burgers with tasty bread buns and organic meat in 13 different styles starting from 4,50€. Good news for vegetarians and vegans: there are special burgers with tofu or feta cheese on the menu.
This place used to be the city’s movie theatre, until it was transformed in a colourful bar and theatre in 2001. Since then it’s been a place where locals just like tourists like to meet for a coffee in the afternoon or a beer at night. Check out the changing program to see what shows are on at the moment (also available online).
Staying at the MEININGER Hotel Cologne City Center right in the heart of the city you probably won’t need a car or even a taxi to explore Cologne. Some of the most cozy and nicest bars and shops are right around the corner. Like the ‘Orlando’. Going there for breakfast or just one of their huge Cafe latte is a perfect start in the day.
The Piccolo Bar near Shepherd Market calls itself a “High Quality Sandwich Bar”, and does not promise too much! There are great melts, pasta, pizza and paninis at unbeatable prices.