The Coolest Place to
Drink Coffee In Germany
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I got started really slowly today, probably because the blonde dragon did not sleep well (which means NO ONE sleeps well.) I think I had to drink an entire pot of coffee just to get through my emails! Luckily, I am a coffee freak! I love coffee – hot, lukewarm, with Baileys, or even coffee that has sat on my desk for two hours. My son Vinny, not so much, but I can always talk him into a good cup of hot chocolate. So, my morning coffee marathon got me thinking about the coolest spot I have ever had a cup of a coffee. So, where is the coolest place to drink coffee in Germany? Well, thanks for asking! It’s in Göttingen at a spot called Cron & Lanz. Göttingen is a little university town, smack dab in the middle of Germany. Its claim to fame is that the Grimm brothers actually taught at the university. Cool, right?! The coffee shop dates back to 1876! WOW! This cool coffee spot has a beautiful store front that is in the original building. Göttingen was never bombed in WWII, so many of the original buildings are still standing. They have a cake and candy shop downstairs where you can order from the counter to go. Up the gorgeous, old-world staircase is a beautiful seating area where you can order from the menu and just bask in the beauty of the dining room! Seriously, this place is so classy; you feel like you stepped back in time. My favorite part is that they also have a lunch menu and serve breakfast, which is really hard to find in Europe sometimes. They serve homemade bread, eggs, and quiche. Oh, do I love quiche! They have every type of coffee you can dream of from 100% Arabic coffee, coffee with a shot of Irish whiskey (could be my fave), to espresso with vanilla ice cream! They even have different types of hot chocolate for the kids! If coffee is not your thing, which I can’t quite understand, they have many types of teas as well. There is no free Wi-Fi and no room full of kids surfing the net on their laptops. There are people dressed in their Sunday’s best, enjoying coffee, and eating some of the yummiest homemade cakes and candies you could dream of. Now, let’s be honest – sometimes, the best coffee places are all about the food, right? So let me just give you a little peek into the amazing cakes and candies that Cron & Lanz makes on a daily basis. This place has all types of cakes and tortes full of cream, chocolate, or fruit. Everything is handmade and fresh… Um, can you see I’m getting fatter just reading the menu? They make their own candies by hand. Yes, really! And if there was any way I could give you a scratch and taste right now, you would be in candy freakin’ heaven. These little beauties are filled with chocolate, cream, caramel, fruit, and some with liquor (my fave, of course.) This is a place you go not only for the taste but for the experience; old world Germany at its best. So put on your Sunday clothes and make it a point to stop by Cron & Lanz Cake and Coffee House! You will be happy you did.
Good to know
Where is it:
Cron & Lanz is located in Stammhaus on Weender Street #25; you can find it on the main pedestrian street in the center of town. If you get lost, just ask – anyone can point you in the right direction.
When to go:
They are open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m and Sunday & holidays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Midday is a great time to have some coffee, or wine, and just relax and people watch.
There are two flights of steps to the upper seating area (which is the best), so be prepared to carry your little one. They must be well-behaved or will for sure be reprimanded in harsh German. There are no high chairs for the kids.
How to pay:
Upstairs, in the coffee house, they only take cash, so be prepared. Live a little – tip, round up to the nearest dollar figure; or, if you’re a big spender, a fiver is always great! Downstairs, in the candy and cake shop, they take credit/debit cards.
What else can I help you with?
Do you need a flight to Gottingen: Gottingen sits in the center of Germany, making flight options plentiful. You can fly into Berlin, Frankfurt, or even Hanover. From he airports you can rent a car or grab a train to Gottingen. Compare Prices Here, for your best flight options in and around Germany.
Do you need a place to stay:
There is a local hotel, Best Western Hotel Am Papenberg; it is not only family-friendly but also has free breakfast. The breakfast is fantastic and includes things like salmon and cream cheese lox with many meats, cheeses, and yogurt to choose from. You can compare prices here!
Do you need a rental car:
Don’t forget – you need a valid passport to travel to Germany from the USA (or anywhere outside of the European Union.) It must be valid for 90 days past the date of departure. If you need to quickly update your passport, click here – RushMyPassport.com. If you need other information on visiting Germany, check out our posts about Germany here. If you are a coffee addict like I am you might want to read about our favorite Coffee Places in London! Have you been Cron & Lanz before? If so, what was your favorite dish? Drop a comment below! We would love to hear about it! – Stacey