Since the 17th century, the city has been a haven for lovers of this popular hot drink. One of the first coffeehouses in Europe opened here in 1694. Fancy a journey through Leipzig’s coffee history? We present the best places to go!
The Riquet coffeehouse
in Leipzig’s city centre is a real rarity: it is one of the few original coffeehouses in Leipzig. Designed in Art Nouveau style with Chinese elements, this is the place to immerse yourself in Leipzig’s coffee history.
In the middle of Leipzig's historic centre, the Kandler coffeehouse
also serves up authentic coffee delights. And what is essential for any coffee break in Leipzig? That’s right: a Leipziger Lerche
– meaning “Leipzig lark” – or the café’s own speciality, a praline created in honour of Bach called the Bachtaler.
The east of Leipzig has the perfect spot for espresso lovers. Espresso ZackZack
is an espresso bar serving deliciously aromatic espresso specialities and pastries to match.
In western Leipzig, Dankbar
is a café known for its excellent and original coffee creations. This café has a charming interior and drinks are accompanied by the finest confectionery specialities.
And how do the people of Leipzig like their coffee? Strong, of course!