Café Sehnsucht


Café Sehnsucht, with its cosy yet contemporary interior, was opened way back in 1982, long before Ehrenfeld had become hip and trendy. Sustainability features strongly at this combined café and restaurant, meaning that they really think about what products they use and where they come from. Sehnsucht is now certified as an organic restaurant and uses regional products as far as possible. You can enjoy a good meal almost any time of the day here because they do breakfast, lunch and dinner – with an evening menu that changes every month. The food is seasonal with lots of pumpkin, turnip and sweet potatoes in autumn and asparagus and strawberries taking a starring role in spring – in line with the principle of sustainability.

From sweet to savoury: in Café Sehnsucht (Sehnsucht translates to “longing”), you tick any number of breakfast options on a list and your wish is fulfilled. I opt for French toast with bacon and maple syrup, which arrives accompanied by a cappuccino to lift my mood. Thankfully, I got here early and managed to grab a lovely spot in the sunlit conservatory – minutes later, all the tables are taken. Maybe it’s the genuinely friendly service, the delicious organic ingredients, or the simple but pretty furnishings. Or maybe it’s just the fact that this place manages to satisfy one’s longing for a truly good breakfast.




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Café Sehnsucht

Körnerstraße 67
50823 Köln

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