Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Today we’re back in Hamburg for the weekend and have discovered a very nice spot in St. Georg. Two different blends are offered and the barista knows how to use his machine. But judge yourself.
You won’t be disappointed if you visit the elbgold café in the “Schanzenviertel” – Hamburg’s hipster district. You can usually choose from three different espresso beans or blends and a variety of beans being sold from the counter. The milk foam is creamy and the baristas are all trained. The best cappuccino in Hamburg!
This coffee shop, located in „Schöneberg“ – a laid-back, middle-class living area in the southwest of Berlin – is an exception among the typical Berlin barista-style coffee shops. This is mainly due to its unconventional and relaxed atmosphere. You will search in vain for stylish furniture and posh clientele. The shop is tiny and usually packed. You get your coffee the way you like it independent of any coffee ideologies, which the owner (Arno Schmeil – world barista champion 2006) is surely familiar with. People sit in front of the shop drinking their cup of cappuccino while having a chat. We had the option to choose between two coffee beans: a daily changing roasting and the Nannini bean.
Latte Art and espresso tasted great even though it was nothing unusual. The price however was unusual: We only paid €1.80 for a cappuccino!
This is a lovely coffee shop, located in one of the side streets of Kreuzberg – a Berlin hipster district, where its inhabitants complain about the increasing gentrification process. CHAPTER ONE is a great spot for an excellent cappuccino (perfect latte art and intense, rich espresso taste). We were amazed by this cappuccino!
We fell in love with this café and its indulgences ranging from a cappuccino that blew us away, to excellent panini and pasteis de nata as well as a stylish environment.
To be honest we heard some rather shocking stories about this coffee shop: Supposedly, you are not allowed to bring children or put sugar in your coffee as this is said to destroy the coffee experience. We did actually see a prohibition sign addressing the owners of push chairs and there was no sugar to be seen. However, the staff were really friendly and we loved the cappuccino. The latte art was just perfect and the coffee taste was rich and intense but balanced.
Located in a beautiful wide street in Berlin Kreuzberg, this café was packed on a Saturday morning. We learned that Five Elephant is not only a cake shop and café but also a roastery, which is distributing its coffee beans to other cafés in Berlin. The latte art looked promising… However, the cappuccino didn’t taste like coffee at all. I guess we were just a bit unlucky with the bean selection that day as we had a much better cappuccino with Five Elephant beans the next day in Friedrichshain at Aunt Benny. Maybe just the wrong choice of beans for a cappuccino. We will test it again next time!
Rating: 6.0 out of 10
Baristas, who know what they are doing (most of the time).
This is a cosy coffee shop in „Prenzlauer Berg“, which uses organic coffee beans for its cappuccini. It is the perfect spot for a quiet break from the bustling area of Prenzlauer Berg. The cappuccino comes with a thick crema and solid latte art. The taste is strong and slighly acid. Overall an experience worthwhile, however with strong competition in the neighbourhood.