Between Schanze and Grindel is a beautiful old building that used to be a hospital back in the late 1800s. The former emergency room area now houses a quaint little venue called Hadley’s, a popular gathering place for locals and visitors with an adjunct bed & breakfast.
During the day, it’s a café that offers a fantastic breakfast and delicious cake. In the evening it turns into a bar with an excellent selection of wines. Another really nice offer is their “Abendbrot” – a typical German dinner with different kinds of bread, cheese, cold cuts etc. I often meet here with friends for some coffee or drinks. My favorite spot during the day is up on the gallery where you have a beautiful view of the lush green backyard. In the summer, outdoor seating is available.
Hadley’s has also made a name for itself as the birthplace of the famous Elbjazz festival. This event, that presents newcomers, national and international artists alike, has gained so much popularity in recent years that it was moved to a bigger location. Since 2010 fans have been celebrating 50 concerts on 10 stages in 2 days against the impressive backdrop of the Hamburg harbor.
Some of this spirit remains at Hadley’s: every Sunday between 15:00-19:00, you can indulge in a variety of pastries and cakes (buffet-style) and listen to local DJs spinning some fine jazz tunes.