On the go in Eimsbüttel & Eppendorf with Torben und Sabrina
Moin, we are Torben and Sabrina. We run a small manufactory in the Hamburg district Eppendorf. We like this quarter around the Eppendorfer Landstraße and the Eppendorfer Baum with its beautiful art nouveau houses and parks, cafés, boutiques and many small shops, which you can also discover in the adjacent Eimsbüttel around the Osterstraße.
People get to know each other quickly here and take the time for a chat. The best place to experience this is the Isemarkt, one of the most beautiful weekly markets in Hamburg. In Eppendorf it's very chic, in Eimsbüttel you have more corners with rougher charm, but both offer green oases. We would like to invite you on a journey of discovery to our favourite places in Hamburg and show you interesting sights and insider tips.
Cream cakes and discoveries
If you want to have breakfast in Eppendorf, you have the choice between many small cafés. We like to go to the Hermitage (Martinistraße 6). Lina Zokolow, who comes from St. Petersburg, not only serves aromatically scented coffee and sweet rolls, she also bakes sinfully delicious cakes that you can hardly resist just by looking at them. For us it is still too early for cream and cake, we stroll on. Near the Eppendorf market is the furniture shop of Florian Viele (Eppendorfer Landstraße 117). Actually it is more of a treasure chest, where you can discover many strange, great and beautiful objects, vases, chests or porcelain. While you are there, you should also go to the printing house "", a little jewel at Ludolfstraße 42. The owner Achim Witt has nine old printing machines in his manufactory and makes posters and cards, which can be printed with wooden or lead letters according to your own wishes.
Côte d’Azur im Lehmweg
At Lehmweg, you will find a great choice of restaurants. We like to go to Küchenfreunde (Lehmweg 30). Their classic boiled beef and meatballs are so delicious (and not even too heavy) that we fully enjoy coming here. Only a few metres down the road, you will find a great number of authentic stores, one next to the other. Today, we will explore the Bon Voyager Interior (Lehmweg 32). With bright-coloured furniture, owner Janina Krinke wants to convey the feeling of Côte d'Azur - and you can indeed feel that as soon as you enter the shop. If you are looking for the latest fashion designers, go to boutique Queen for a Day (Lehmweg 28). Cheap isn’t on the menu, but it sure is inspirational. Then we treat ourselves to a double espresso at Café Little Amsterdam (Klosterallee 69).
Did you know?
Rappers Samy Deluxe and Jan Delay grew up in Eppendorf and describe their teen years in their song “Lang is her”.
Relaxing moments in the green
The view at Isebekkanal, which goes from Eimsbüttel past Hoheluftbrücke (borough Hoheluft-East) and flows through Eppendorf and finally into the Alster at Heilwig Park, is already worth the stay. If you’re done with shopping, just like we are, get yourself a city bike, which can be borrowed from numerous stations, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere along the green spaces. We will drive along the Isebekkanal, along the Kaiser-Friedrich-Ufer, to the popular fitness club (with a public swimming pool), turn right and arrive at Osterstraße, the main traffic artery of Eimsbüttel, with many nice shops, cafés and restaurants. Far away from the concrete jungle, we’ll spend the afternoon at park Am Weiher (German for “by the pond”), which is surrounded by beautiful willow trees and is a great place to linger.
Bowls, ramen and special highballs
People used to say that you have to go to another borough to enjoy an evening out. That's no longer true for Eimsbüttel and Eppendorf. If we take the Eppendorfer Weg, the connection between the boroughs of Eppendorf and Eimsbüttel, we occasionally stop by Boilermann Bar (Eppendorfer Weg 211). They have one of the best non-alcohol basil cocktails we've ever had. The Botanic District (Hegestraße 14-16) is a stylish bar in Eppendorf which also offers a great choice of burgers and bowls. Personally, we love their authentic highball cocktails with rosemary and lavender.
Anyone who is into Asian cuisine like we are can assuage their hunger at Ramen Bar Zipang (Eppendorfer Weg 62) and enjoy one of the spicy noodle soups. Tonight, we will treat ourselves a few steps down the road at restaurant Zipang (Eppendorfer Weg 171), where we will have some caramelised eel and salmon with teriyaki sauce. Just delicious...