What used to be the former gym of a Jewish school, is now a hang out/coffee/restaurant dream come true. You enter this hidden gem through the main entrance of a residential building. Once you have reached the inner courtyard, you’ll find a small rear house from the Gründerzeit, which is equipped with stunningly large curved windows. The font of its past purpose saying Turnhalle (german for: gymnasium) is still up on the facade.
I fell for the interior architecture of this place, as it is quite spectacular. The building has high ceilings, a petite gallery, copper beer barrels and an overall cozy atmosphere to it. If you look closely you might find some old furnishing from back when it was still used as a gym.
Turnhalle offers vegetarian and vegan food only. I love going there in the afternoon, choosing a vegan option from one of their baked cakes and having a chai tea with soy milk. They’re opened daily. During weekdays you can choose from different breakfast options (10 a.m and up until 3 p.m). In the afternoon and evening they are serving bowls.
On weekends Turnhalle is known for their exceptional brunch buffet, which is operated in two shifts: the early birds shift from 10 a.m – 1 p.m and the sleepyheads one from 1 p.m – 4 p.m.