You can never have enough café recommendations, whether the weather is hot or not. So if you’re on the lookout for some new cafés in and around the city this summer then check out Amy Lloyd’s fabulous top coffee spots for twenty-somethings.
Black Notes Coffeeshop
This new coffeehouse has quickly become a favourite for many. It’s artistic, musical vibe and tasty coffees has a homey feel – not to mention a nice selection of alternative beverages, all without cleaning out the pocketbook. It’s slightly modern style is accented with coffee and music paraphernalia, and you might even find some books lying around for those who feel like reading. The staff are quite friendly and helpful, while its spacious interior offers a calm and quiet atmosphere. Black Notes is easily accessible in the city, located between the Gare and Place de Paris.
- Good for : free wifi and its “come in and stay a while” atmosphere
Where: 42 avenue de la Liberté, L-1930 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
When: Mon to Fri 7h – 18h, Sat 9h – 18h
This restaurant and brasserie has such a cosy vibe to it that it simply must go on the list. Though mainly a restaurant, it offers such delicious Italian blend coffee that it’s certainly worth a go. Also known to serve Amorino’s Italian gelato, Montefiore is ‘perfetto’ for summer afternoons as one may also need to cool off with an ice cream. Located in the city centre, its terrace is an inviting spot to kick back and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Good for : afternoon coffee breaks while people-watching
Where: 28 Rue Philippe II, L-2340 Luxembourg
A new kid on the block, Ready has nonetheless quickly been appropriated by those wanting friendly service, great coffee and free wifi. Shabby-chic, it boasts all sorts of speciality coffees from all over the world, including single-sourced filter coffees and experimental espressos. There are also healthy smoothies and lunches, guaranteed to cure a hangover, as well as goodies of a more waist-expanding variety. It’s very popular with freelance writers and the mummy brigade, not least for the free flavoured waters on offer. A great place to while away a morning.
- Good for : bohemian-chic coffee the morning after the night before
Where: 35 Avenue du Bois, L-1251 Luxembourg
When: Tues – Fri 7h – 18h; Sat 9h – 16h
Lea Linster Delicatessen
An adorably small café tucked in a side street near the Grand Palace, this little shop is a treat not only for the coffee addicts, but for lovers of homemade goodies as well. The atmosphere is cosy, due to its royal purple interior (a tribute to the palace perhaps?) and simple row of window seats. Its staff are very kind and friendly, and the location ideally central to many tourist attractions. Although this stylish café has a simple selection, it’s ‘parfait’ for a quiet chat or a moment of relaxation after a busy day.
- Good for : a simply elegant cuppa coffee
Where: 4 rue de l’Eau, L-1449 Luxembourg
When: Tues – Sat 10h – 18h
Don’t be fooled by this café’s simple exterior nor its basic menu. The coffee here is quite excellent and rather affordable compared to many places. Due to its location just between city centre and the Gare area, Café Grécco is a great place to stop and rest for a little pick-me-up; be it a coffee boost, a cool beverage or even a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day.
- Good for : a quick refreshment
Where: 5 Plateau du Saint-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg
When: 6h – 19h
Perfectly located in city centre, Coffee Lounge is quite popular and well-known for its excellent menu options. This three-floor coffeehouse offers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options, coffees and other various beverages. The staff is often multilingual and the atmosphere varying from calm, quiet mornings to animated, busy afternoons. Stop in for a quick drink or slip upstairs for a leisurely refreshment.
- Good for : prime location and breakfast bagels
Where: 28 Rue de la Poste, L-2346 Luxembourg
When: Mon – Fri 7h – 17h, Sat 8h – 18h
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