“Frau Nora and Herr Max” is a cute design coffee shop located at the heart of busy Merowinger Straße in Cologne’s Südstadt and I warmly recommend it if you like to have your coffee in a stylish and sophisticated ambience!
The interior is stunning. High brick walls and an impressive coffee machine on the bar counter. Everything is plain and tasteful with little eye-catchers like the lamps or record player (playing!) under the black board.
But “Frau Nora und Herr Max” is not only a beautiful place to have excellent coffee (the owners Nora and Max are trained baristas), it’s also a little shop for designer goods. Nora has Danish roots and so the focus is on Scandinavian designers: beautiful blankets and baskets by fermLiving, tea towels and special items by Hay, my all time favorite tea and coffee thermoses by Stelton, outstanding lamps by Herstal.
You’ll also find a collection of backpacks by the upcoming brand pinqponq – designed in Cologne and produced with recycled materials without the use of any toxins and under fair social standards.
Besides all the wonderful stuff for the adult design lover, there is a kid’s corner, too. There are so many beautiful things to discover…don’t forget your coffee!