Café Johanna is located at Venus Berg, which – to my mind – is a very special street. It’s near the harbor, near the Portugiesen-viertel and the “Michel“, but at the same time it is very calm because it is a little bit off the touristic trouble. There is a pleasant neighborhood with lots of design and architecture studios.
The interior is kind of Scandinavian-style, everything is very simple and clear. They offer some snacks, very good cakes and fantastic coffee. Last time I had a Swedish cocoa-cake which was really awesome. Prices are not that cheap but everything is organically grown (which seems to be standard in hamburg’s café meanwhile – I remember I wrote this sentence before…). I think it’s the perfect stop after a walk ’round the harbor or the Portugiesen-Viertel and a very good alternative to all this crowded Portuguese cafés in the Ditmar-Koel-Straße (which are nice as well, no question).
By the way: none of the founders of Café Johanna is called Johanna. I never asked how they came up with their name..