– RECOMMENDED BY A LOCAL!
Nice to see you again! If you’re reading this you’re probably (planning on) going to Nuremberg. Since Nuremberg – or Nürnberg like we call it here in Germany – is my lovely hometown, I thought I’d give you a little more information about the city that hosts one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world. Today I’ll tell you my favorite and a little more unique Nuremberg cafes so you can give them a try, too.
When in Nuremberg you’ll find coffee places like fish in the sea. There are bakeries, small lounges, and Starbucks… BUT – we want to have some cool spots, right?! I collected all of those cool Nürnberg cafés for you in a list right here:
1. NIU – Asian Café
So this place is perfect if you’re down for an Instagram-able location and picture-perfect food.
Located in the old town, this cute Asian cafe is not only looking adorable but also has some special drinks. There’s Rainbow Coffee, Glitter Coffee, Matcha, homemade Ice Teas and so much more! I had a hard time choosing what to try since everything looked and sounded amazing.
Of course, the glitter isn’t only added to the iconic drinks. If you’re down for a sweet snack you can try one of the pancake cakes. They vary from different tastes and are again presented as picturesque as possible. A 10 out of 10 for every Blogger and one of my favorite Nuremberg cafés.
2. Cat Cafe “Katzentempel”
Yes, you’re reading that right – it’s an animal cafe. If you’ve been to Asia (especially Tokyo and Seoul) you might have seen some of these along your travels. I ain’t a huge fan of animal cafes. When in Asia, I visited a Cat Cafe once and was shocked, at how the animals were kept in small spaces only to please the tourists and locals as an attraction. To be honest – I thought I would never enter one of these places ever again.
Now here comes what makes this one special: The „Katzentempel“ hosts rescued cats only and their main concern is the health and well-being of the cats. In Nuremberg’s Cat Café, seven lovely cats are living in a spacious area where they can play on their own, with the guests or go into the cat’s only area in case they just want to be on their own. They’re not forced to do anything and can decide whether they are with the guests or not.
Their menu is completely vegan-vegetarian and every meal is handmade with love. They even bake their bread themselves! I ordered a salad and it was not only huge but also really delicious!
3. Cafe in der 12
This Cafe is unique because of its beautiful location.
If you arrive at the Main Station by train and walk into the old town you’ll pass by that little area – the „Handwerkerhof“ – where you can stroll through some ancient houses and small shops with handmade art made by locals.
House number 12 hosts a small cafe (which is why they called it “Cafe in der 12”) with a cute seating area on the outside and in the cafe itself. They serve coffee specialties and small snacks like cake and croissants. It’s very delicious and the surrounding is just too cute!
4. Cafe Lebemann
Cafe Lebemann is one of the most popular places here and loved by locals. It is located underneath the „Köpfleinsberg“ and offers a variety of drinks and cakes. During the day you can have a coffee or handmade Lemonades, in the evening you go there for drinks. You just grab your Coffee/Spritz/Beer etc through their small To-go window and sit on the stairs if there are no more chairs. Definitely one of the most iconic and crowded places here.
I’d recommend trying some of the homemade lemonades – they’re amazing. If you’re down for a drink try one of the Spritz Varieties, they’re so delicious! The perfect spot for a chill summer night with friends!
5. Brezen Kolb
Well, every Local reading this will now wonder why on earth I’m recommending a Pretzel bakery since they are very common here in Germany. Well, that’s true BUT as a foreigner, you probably only know pretzels from Auntie Annies in the States which are, sorry to say, incomparable to what Pretzels are actually like. (Which is not that crazy sweet!! lol)
Brezen Kolb is a franchise here in the area and they make the best Brezen ever (Breze is german for Pretzel). You’ll find little houses on the street where they sell them or some bakeries. But there’s one specific shop you wanna visit – because leaving Germany without eating a real german Breze isn’t acceptable. Have you even been to Nuremberg if you didn’t have one of their Brezen?!
This one shop is located beautifully by the water next to the iconic Fleischbrücke and while eating any kind of Brezel you want you can watch the ducks on the river and the tourists crossing the bridge. The best place to have one of our iconic Brezen! Enjoy!
6. Machhörndl Espresso- and Brewbar
The Machhörndl Espresso Bar is not unique compared to the others on the list but – in my opinion – serves some of the best coffee in town when it comes to quality. They roast the coffee themselves and you can try it in one of their three locations.
Located in the old town as well, they have different coffee specialties and you can choose between the different beans they offer that day. They serve some delicious Cold Brew (my summer go-to) and of course different Teas as well. Additionally, you can eat some of the delicious pastries or some Ice cream during the summer months! Definitely one of my favorite Nuremberg Cafes!
So here you go – these are my favorite Nürnberg cafés if I want to have my coffee in a little more unique way or place. Those spots are all located in the old town of Nuremberg so you can easily reach them on foot after some sightseeing or just to take a quick break from shopping all day.
If you try them out please let me know if you like them and write me in the comments or over on my Instagram.
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See you soon,