I have a thing for Büdchen. Our kiosks in Cologne are traditionally places of encounter and short friendly chats. They provide you with an encouraging coffee in the morning or the last Kölsch of the day. Recently, some of the old kiosks have experienced a revival. Of course, there is my very own favourite Büdchen am Nikolausplatz. But the prettiest one is the Köski Royal, located in the neighborhood of Braunsfeld.
Charlotte, the charming owner, has turned the old Büdchen into a real gem. Step in and have a look around the beautiful green hut with the golden “royal” letters! The product range is very ambitious: lovely gift articles from small manufactories, fine food and drinks, ice cream and excellent coffee. Every time I visit, I feel like buying something – simply because everything is so beautiful. In any case, the cappuccino is a must and I never move on unless I have had a short chat with Charlotte.
PS: If you are a Cologne visitor or park lover, I highly recommend a walk in the nearby Stadtwald – a pretty park with a small lake, geese and ducks.