In western Germany, the district of Chorweiler is often used as a synonym for failed urban development policies in the 1970s and ghettoisation of the immigrant population. I have to admit that as a native of Cologne, I never came to visit the neighbourhood until recently. For some time now, I occasionally accompany an elderly lady who does her shopping here on Saturdays.
In search for a breakfast and coffee place, we came across Le’zzett and I was convinced right away by the tasty food and the friendly service. There are different breakfast options with sweet and savoury delicacies. Everything is served in cute little bowls and comes with a bread basket with warm bread and simit. The menu also promises all sorts of delicious things at other times of the day, which I would love to try.
The view from the café terrace is truly Chorweiler: High-rise blocks and 1970s buildings (super interesting for architecture enthusiasts), a huge shopping centre and a large square where the market takes place on Saturdays, which I also recommend. Piles of cucumbers, peppers, melons and mint from the fruit and vegetable sellers or stalls with household items of all kinds take me away to another world.
Is this Cologne? Of course, this is Cologne, too.