Best Coffee Shops in Düsseldorf

After several hours of negotiations, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of the federal states have agreed to once again extend lockdown restrictions in Germany, this time until at least March 7.

Which means that supporting local businesses is still necessary. On previous posts in this series, I showed you some awesome local restaurant, as well as different ways to help those who need it the most these days.

Today I want to talk once again about food. Buying some coffee to go is one of the easiest ways to support local cafeterias – and a good excuse to discover new places.

In order to help you with the search for the perfect coffee (and cake), here are some awesome cafés that are offering coffee to go at the moment – and which are delicious:

 

PYC Cheesecake

Best cheesecakes ever and tasty coffee, all in one place 😊

Where?:

  • Düsseltal: Weseler Str. 65, 40239
  • Oberkassel: Belsenstrassen 18, 40545

Website: PYC Cheesecake

Cafe Nikan

For coffee lovers who want to try coffee from different parts of the world.

Where?: Rethelstraße 98-100, 40237

Website: Cafe Nikan

Birdie & Co

Good coffee, great cakes (try the carrot cake) and more.

Where?:

  • Pempelfort: Marc-Chagall-Straße 108, 40477
  • Pempelfort: Bagelstraße 130, 40479
  • Altstadt: Mittelstraße 6, 40213

Website: Birdie & Co

Roasted Kaffebar

Intense coffee from different parts of the world and some good cakes.

Where?: Moltkestraße 75, 40479

Website: Roasted Kaffebar

KYTO Coffee & Deli

A good place for a breakfast to go. They offer good coffee and croissants.

Where?: Am Wehrhahn 42, 40211

Website: KYTO

Tenten coffe

A nice place with a variety of coffee and sandwiches.

Where?: Oststraße 57, 40210

Website: Tenten Coffee

Tomo Café

A hidden gem in Düsseldorf: Great coffee and cakes.

Where?: Klosterstraße 67, 40211

Website: Tomo Café

Woyton

A nice coffee place. I used to go a lot! Lately they only offer regular or oat milk, which I cannot drink. However, if you like and/or can drink these type of milk products, I highly recommend you to try a capuccino or a latte macchiato. In the Altsadt café, you can also buy salad to go.

Where?:

  • Stadtmitte: Schadowplatz 16, 40212
  • Altstadt:  Hunsrückenstraße 40, 40213

Website: Woyton

Coffee Fellows

Good coffee and cakes (the brownie is really tasty).

Where?:

  • Stadtmitte: Königsallee 92, 40212
  • Stadtmitte: Berliner Allee 4, 40212

Website: Coffee Fellows

Espresso Perfetto

They offer good italian coffee.

Where?:

  • Friedrichstadt: Bilker Allee 228, 40215
  • Grafenberg: Grafenberger Allee 400, 4235

Website: Espresso Perfetto

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

French pastry + tasty coffe: Best combination ever!

Where?: Kasernenstraße 15, 40213

Website: Aux marveilleux de fred

Cøffe

Small coffee shop with coffee beans from all around the world.

Where?: Benrather Str. 6B, 40213

Website: Cøffe

Kaffepiraten

Good coffee and cakes (try the lemon one).

Where?: Neusser Str. 121, 40219

Website: Kaffepiraten

Café Hüftgold

Best cakes ever and tasty coffee to go.

Where?: Ackerstraße 113, 40233

Website: Café Hüftgold

 

Do you know any other café you would like to recommend? Then leave a comment below. We are always happy to discover new places 😊

 

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Cómo apoyar negocios y organizaciones locales en Düsseldorf

A medida que nos acostumbramos a las quedadas online, a las cenas virtuales y a planificar estratégicamente nuestras visitas al supermercado para pasar poco tiempo en un espacio cerrado, puede ser fácil olvidar que una vez existió vida y mucho movimiento en esas mismas calles que hoy están casi vacías.

Las tiendas locales, las cuales siguen siendo los principales impulsores de la economía en nuestros vecindarios, son las más vulnerables en estos tiempos. La caída en la demanda y el pago de los gastos fijos habituales como los salarios y las facturas, pueden llevar a los negocios locales al desastre si no están lo suficientemente preparados para enfrentar la tormenta.

Sin embargo, traigo buenas noticias, ya que para mantener vivas nuestras comunidades no necesitamos movernos del sofá. Podemos apoyar a estos negocios desde casa, sin ningún esfuerzo y simplemente usando nuestro teléfono o nuestro portátil. De esta manera podemos ayudar no solo a las pequeñas empresas, sino también a nuestros propios vecinos.

Tanto si quieres ayudar a tu tienda de ropa favorita, como si quieres decirles a tus vecinos que estás ahí para lo que necesiten, echa un ojo a mis 5 mejores consejos sobre cómo apoyar a las empresas y comunidades locales en Düsseldorf:

Locals for locals

Gracias a esta iniciativa puedes comprar cupones de distintas tiendas, bares y restaurantes en Düsseldorf. Estos cupones serán canjeables una vez estos negocios vuelvan a abrir. Con esta compra ayudas a que tus lugares favoritos sigan recibiendo algún ingreso hasta que la situación mejore.

Una última cosa, este servicio no cobra ningún tipo de comisión, por lo que el 100% del dinero va a la tienda o bar que elijas.

Website: Locals for locals

Nebenan

¿Te apetece ayudar a tus vecinos con tareas sencillas como ir al supermercado o cuidar a sus mascotas? Para evitar que personas de riesgo se expongan a personas potencialmente infectadas, podemos ofrecer nuestra ayuda en este sitio web. Así mientras vas al supermercado a por tu compra semanal, ¿por qué no ayudar a esos vecinos mayores con su compra?

Para usar esta web necesitas registrarte de manera gratuita.

Wesbite: Nebenan

Hilfelokal

Una web creada a nivel nacional por Optiopay y Metro para ayudar a restaurantes y comercios locales. En esta página puedes comprar cupones y así ayudar a las empresas locales con algo de liquidez. Los cupones se pueden canjear tan pronto como las tiendas vuelvan a abrir.

Tienes que registrarte para usar el portal. El registro es gratuito y solo lleva un par de minutos.

Website: Hilfelokal

Fifty Fifty

Probablemente hayas visto un aumento de personas sin hogar en las calles estos días. La razón por la que esto está sucediendo es porque debido a las nuevas restricciones los lugares habilitados para pasar la noche no pueden albergar a tanta gente como solían hacerlo. Otra razón es que estas personas están teniendo más dificultades que nunca para vender la conocida revista fifty-fifty. La venta de esta revista les permite normalmente ganar algo de dinero para comida y alojamiento.

Cualquier donación en su sitio web o cualquier compra de la revista será bien recibida.

Website: Fifty Fifty

Support Your City

En el sitio web #SupportYourCity puedes hacer donaciones a asociaciones, restaurantes y organizaciones benéficas que necesiten algún tipo de ayuda económica en estos tiempos.

Esta es una forma rápida y sencilla de ayudar a la ciudad de Düsseldorf.

Website: #SupportYourCity

 

¿Conoces algún otro sitio web u organización para apoyar negocios y organizaciones de Düsseldorf? ¡Cualquier idea o recomendación es bienvenida!

Si te gustaría compartir otras formas de ayudar deja un comentario a continuación o a través de las redes sociales.

 

 

 

 

 

How to support local business & organizations in Düsseldorf

As we turn to online coffee dates, virtual dinners and strategically plan our grocery shopping to spend few time in a closed space, it can be easy to forget that a local community existed once in those same streets that are almost empty today.

Local stores, which are still the main drivers of a healthy economy in our neighborhoods, are the most vulnerable in times like these. The drop in customer demand and the payment of usual business overheads such as salaries and bills, can lead local business to a disaster for those which are not prepare to face the storm.

However, to keep our communities alive we do not need to move from the sofa.  Yes, we can support these businesses from home, without any effort and just by using our phone or laptop.

We can help not only small businesses, but we can also help our own neighbors.

Whether your soul is bound to your favorite clothes store or you miss the noise of your neighbors when organizing a barbecue in the park, here are my 5 best tips on how you can support local businesses and communities in Düsseldorf:

Locals for locals

With this initiative you can buy coupons for bars, restaurants and stores in Düsseldorf. This should help your favorite places to keep receiving some necessary income. The vouchers can be redeemed as soon as the stores are open again.

One last thing, this support service has no fees, so 100% of the money goes to the store or bar you chose.

Website: Locals for locals

Nebenan

What about helping your neighbors with simple tasks such as going to the supermarket or taking care of their pets? People at risk should not be exposed to potentially infected people, therefore we can always offer our help for daily tasks thanks to this web. While you are going to the supermarket anyway, why not offer your elder neighbor to buy some products for her?. It is also a good excuse to know how they are doing these days.

You have to register – for free – to use the portal.

Wesbite: Nebenan

Hilfelokal

A German-wide portal powered by Optiopay and Metro to helps restaurants and local stores. You can buy a voucher online and help local businesses with some liquidity and sales. The vouchers can be redeemed as soon as the stores open again.

You have to register to use the portal. Registration is free and only takes a couple of minutes.

Website: Hilfelokal

Fifty Fifty

Probably you have seen many homeless people on the streets these days. The reason why this is happening is because due to the new restrictions, the places where they sleep at night cannot host so many people as they used to do.

Another reason is that these people are struggling more than ever to sell the well-known fifty-fifty magazine which usually allows them to make a bit of money for food and accommodation.

Any donation on the website or any purchase of the magazine will be really welcome.

Website: Fifty Fifty

Support Your City

On the website #SupportYourCity you can donate to associations, to restaurants and to charitable organizations which are lacking money in this times. Here you can support the city of Düsseldorf quickly and easily.

Website: #SupportYourCity

 

Do you know any other website or organization to support the city of Düsseldorf? Any idea or recommendation is welcome!

If you want people to learn new ways to help during these time, leave a comment below or in any of our social network channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please, note that I am not an English native speaker. Therefore, you may find some spelling mistakes in this post. Feel free to let me know it and help me improve my English skills.

Best places to takeout in Düsseldorf

Every day I am more convinced that supporting local businesses is good for the community. Can you imagine your neighborhood empty of stores and restaurants? I think we are all on board by now that we should increase the amount of money we spend on local business in comparison to the amount we spend on large corporations. But, how can we do that? How can we help local businesses without leaving our houses?

Good question.

At the moment most of these places are not open for daily business. However, many of them offer vouchers or are still open for pickup o delivery.

Today I want to talk about food. Ordering food for pickup or delivery is one of the easiest ways to support local restaurants – and a good way to discover new places. Sure there are other business that need our support right now, but we will talk about them in a later post.

How can I find local restaurants?

Many local restaurants have pickup and delivery menu-options on their websites directly. You can also use the German-wide web called Local Gastro, or the well-known Lieferando.

Local gastro was built during the first semester of 2020 as a way to support local restaurants, and thanks to it I was able to discover new tasty places.

In order to help you with the search, here are some awesome local restaurants that are offering pickup/take away at the moment – and which are delicious 😊:

Delivery

Aloha Poke

Fresh bowls with the best ingredients. If you want a rice or salad bowl with veggies and fruits, this is the place to order.

Address: Friedenstraße 65, 40219 Düsseldorf

Website: Aloha Poke

Cala D’Or

Traditional Spanish food: Tapas, fish, meat… They also offer a wide range of Spanish wine.

Address: Dorotheenstraße 6, 40235 Düsseldorf

Website: Cala D’Or

Em Brass

This restaurant offers fresh food: From the market to the kitchen.

And you can feel it when you taste any of their main dishes.

Address: Moltkestraße 122, 40479 Düsseldorf

Website: Em Brass

Naniwa

The soup & noodles restaurant par excellence in Düsseldorf. Usually there is a huge queue in front of the door.

Address: Oststraße 55, 40211 Düsseldorf

Website: Naniwa

Pizzeria Romantica

It is not me talking, it is my Italian friends: It is real Italian pizza!

Address: Düsselthaler Str. 48, 40211 Düsseldorf

Website: Pizzeria Romantica

Rhodos Taverne

Authentic Greek food, for Greek food lovers.

Address: Bismarckstraße 67, 40210 Düsseldorf

Website: Rhodos Taverne

Pickup

Casita Mexicana

Choose among different kind of tacos, burritos, nachos and bowls. Tasty Mexican food to feel like in Mexico while you are at home.

Address: All around the city. Just check their website.

Website: Casita Mexicana

La Copita

If you like Spanish tapas I suggest you try this restaurant. Good food, good quality and fast service.

Address: Nordstraße 52, 40477 Düsseldorf

Website: La Copita

Sattgrün

A vegan restaurant with delicious food – also for not vegans. Do not forget to try a piece of one of their cakes 🙂

Address: All around the city

Website: Sattgürn

Sumi

High quality Japanese food. Rediscover Japanese food with this restaurant.

Address: Schinkelstraße 28, 40211 Düsseldorf

Website: Sumi

Tamam

High quality traditional Turkish food to take away.

Address: Moltkestraße 115, 40479 Düsseldorf

Website: Tamam

Delivery & Pickup

Askitis

Are you a Greek food lover? Then I advice you to try Askitis. Fresh, natural, delicious food.

Address: Herderstraße 73, 40237 Düsseldorf

Website: Askitis

Bánh mì

Ready to eat unique Vietnamese food? Pho, Bahn Mi sandwiches… Here you will find these delicatessen and more.

Address: Ackerstraße 161, 40233 Düsseldorf

Address: Friedenstraße 65, 40219 Düsseldorf

Website: Bahn Mi

Bistro Erminig

Oh la la! The best place to eat traditional French Galette in Düsseldorf. They also offer French charcuterie and delicious desserts.

Address: Gegenüber, Mutter-Ey-Straße 5, Neustraße 10, 40213 Düsseldorf

Website: Bistro Erminig

Kamikaze Sushi

A huge variety of sushi and pokes.

Address: Grafenberger Allee 51 – 55, 40237 Düsseldorf

Website: Kamikaze Sushi

Kirti’s Dhaba

It is not me talking, it is my Indian friends: Authentic Indian food!

Address: Düsselthaler Str. 1 a, 40211 Düsseldorf

Website: Kirti’s Dhaba

Laura’s Deli

Health, fresh meals. In the menu you can also find fresh juices and smoothies.

Address: Carlspl. 1, 40213 Düsseldorf

Website: Laura’s Deli

Les Halles St. Honoré

A French restaurant with traditional French food. They also have a bakery with baguettes and French sweets.

Address: Nordstraße 31, 40477 Düsseldorf

Website: Les Halles 

Lunitas Düsseldorf

Best Colombian empandas in the city! Also vegetarian options.

Address: Ulmenstraße 18, 40476 Düsseldorf

Website: Lunitas

Massi

A mix of western and Arab cuisine. Delicious, fresh – they buy only fresh products in the market – and surprising.

Address: Moltkestraße 110, 40479 Düsseldorf

Website: Massi

Restaurant Herr Knillmann

High quality German food. Try the cheesecake 😉

Address: Alter Markt 1a, 40625 Düsseldorf

Website: Herr Knillmann

Takumi

If you are a Ramen fan, this is the right place for you.

Address: Immermannstraße 28, 40210 Düsseldorf

Website: Takumi

 

Do you know any other tasty place you would like to recommend? Then leave a comment below. We are always happy to discover new restaurants 😊

 

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*Please, note that I am not an English native speaker. Therefore, you may find some spelling mistakes in this post. Feel free to let me know it and help me improve my English skills.