05 October 2014

Sunday List // Happy Hamburg Moments

Sunday List

Every now and then you need to remind yourself that the place you are in your life is pretty good. 
It has taken some time to get under the skin of Hamburg - but we are getting there. 

Say hello to my little Sunday List devoted to Happy Hamburg Moments + a little eye candy on a Sunday. Being a wee bit addicted to Liza Minnelli at the moment. No comment needed.

Best Burger?
Gorilla Grill in Eppendorf. It is too die for. It has been a favourite for some time - My man took me many, many months ago and we had such a good time - and since then we have been quite a few times. Extremely well grilled meat - perfect bun - and the masculine interiours kicks ass to top it all off nicely. 
Gorilla Grill Link here
Another really good one - is Otto's Burger. They have two spots in Hamburg and they are booth quite new. We tried the one in Lange Reihe on our Anniversary and it was horrible. Like literally the worst burger ever. I am picky for sure - but we were both so upset and disappointed because the place had great staff, the prettiest sign and nice fries. So much potential. But the actual burger was so dull and the meat was poorly cooked. But today we tried their new place and it kicked ass ! So we must have caught them on a bad day the first time.
Otto's Burger Link here

Best Breakfast Spot?
Cafe Johanna - they have it all. The only thing missing is a decent coffee. It is a really great place. Simple and Tasty food, nice German bread, very tasty eggs - amazing German cakes all located in a really nice area. Not open on Sundays - don't ask. This happens regularly in this part of the world.
Cafe Johanna Link here
Favourite Regular Spot? 
Via Vai Pizza Al Taglio in Altona - cold Peroni Beers and great pizza with so much cheese. It is just around the corner from where we live and we always end up there and I love it! 
We spent our first night after we moved into our Hamburg home in this place and it just has a really soft spot in my heart. We always take our friends here as well - so it's filled with happy memories.
Via Vai Link here

Best Coffee?
This has been a tough one. But we have been here a year and things are starting to happen but it is still ligh years behind Scandinavia and other European Metropolitan Cities.  
Stockholm Espresso Club is a little - sweet spot where they have so much attention for detail. 
Serving Coffee made by Koppi beans is a pretty good base. 
Stockholm Espresso Club Link here

 The new spot we discovered today was a nice catch too - we will for sure come by again. 
A really nice little place with very good coffee. They roast their own beans and just thrilled us with all their passion for coffee. Playground Coffee. 
 Playground Coffee Link here and here

Best Tourist Show Off? 
 Old Elb Tunnel - and when the weather is good I love to have a beer and enjoy the view at the tourist spot on the other side of the Elbe.  The harbor in Hamburg is breathtaking and when enjoying the look of it you feel so small. It is fascinating and sad and intimidating all at the same time.

Best Place to get a hangover?
The past few weekends have been really heavy. We have had some good friends over and you want to give them a good time in Hamburg so we have been out a lot. 
Reeperbahn is so much fun if you are there with the right people. 
And down at the Fishmarked - Golem is such a great Bar // Club. 
Golem Link here 

Best Sandwich? 
Luncheonette - also in Altona. Open late and even on Sundays. Mostly packed, sweet, sweet staff! They serve a real nice American grilled sandwich and the gin tonics are good !
And to make my heart tingle a little more - the guys behind this little shop are starting to serve brunch as well in the weekends and I will for sure try their Huevos Rancheros!
Luncheonette Link here