I love the lively neighborhood called “Grindelviertel”. It is where most of the University of Hamburg’s buildings are based, and it was the Jewish area of Hamburg before WWII. Today you can find many golden cobblestones on the ground in front of the buildings which remind us of the Jewish heritage and people who did not survive the war due to Nazi punishment.
But, nowadays, some small and beautiful Jewish places are here again. Among them is café Leonar which is (not only) a very beautiful café, bar and restaurant at the same time. Of course, you can find kosher food on their menu, but most of it is “normal” food.
Wanna drink wine from Israel? Come here! Wanna enjoy a book in a café? Come here! They even have books to borrow on their shelves. Need a place for a drink with friends? Or a nice cocktail like espresso tonic? Come here. Or lunch? Well… guess the answer…
The normal menu is not the cheapest in the area, but for at least a nice drink or hot chocolate or, or, or… come here.