There are quite a few coffeeshops in Bonn, Germany, but my favorite place to enjoy a delicious cup of cappuccino is “Kessel´s Espresso Studio”.
Although this is not your typical coffeeshop, one of the friendly baristas will prepare an excellent cappuccino, espresso or hot chocolate for you (with that beautiful Faema E 61 coffee machine) while you ponder your decision whether you should go ahead and buy a few things while you are there.
The range of products includes espresso machines from a number of different manufacturers (such as Jura, Nivona, ECM, Rancilio, Vibiemme, and WMF) .
Then there it the selection of espresso and cappuccino cups and mugs. Then there are the Italian sweets like the Baci chocolates (“Kisses”) from Perugina, Torroncini (Sicilian nougat), cookies such as Amaretti (made with ground almonds and apricot pits), Ricciarelli (Tuscan almond cookies) or Cantuccini (crunchy Tucsan specialty). And then there is, of course, the wide selection of pre-ground or whole bean coffees from coffee companies/merchants such as Illy, Segafredo, Pellini, Nannini and Ionia, to name but a few.
You can enjoy your beverage inside the Studio or while sitting an one of the comfy wooden benches outside the store.
The Studio has been operated by Frank and Bianca Kessel for about eighteen years now with an ever growing clientele and is located on the beautiful “Friedrichstrasse” – a wonderful street with a pedestrian zone lined by a number of fantastic stores that are all worth a visit (I will post about some of them in the weeks to come).
Kessel´s Espresso Studio
Phone +49 (0228) 656433
Fax +49 (0228) 656436
Opening hours: Monday til Friday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
This place looks so charming! My first experience with coffee shops were while visiting Holland many years ago…way before Starbucks became a fixture in American culture. It was the best coffee I’ve ever had, always served with a wonderful little cookie! So very civilized!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, Kathy - the Dutch and the Belgian coffee shops are fantastic and don`t we all love that Speculoos cookie on the side of the cup. If ever your travels lead you to Brugge, let me know...But a number of German coffee shops, like the one I wrote about, certainly have followed suit.Delete
This looks like a great place to spend a few hours.ReplyDelete
Elaine, this certainly is a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life - at least for a bit.Delete
Andrea, We have one fantastic coffee shop nearby which is called Cafe Leone. Doesn't that mean lion in Italian??? When I am nearby, because it is 40 minutes from my home, I always stop. Their machine is something like the one you showed in your second picture. Ohhhh, I love that place.ReplyDelete
Mary, you are absolutely right, "Leone" does mean "Lion" in Italian (I knew that taking Italian classes for three years would come in handy one day.... Next time you are there, you should take a picture of their logo if they have one and maybe mail it to me...and I do know what you mean about driving forever for s.th. really good, in my case it is that Pizza place, last time we were stuck in traffic and it took us 90 minutes to get there but that does not keep me away...no...Delete
Your favorite coffee shop looks like a great place to visit in the afternoon, especially to meet a friend. I love the what the barista made a heart from the foam. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Thank you Betsy, love that heart too - it is indeed a nice place to meet my friends! And I will be taking a Barista class there on Friday, I can`t wait!Delete