In Lübeck, fresh ideas for food and drink can be found all around: From the Sudden Death craft beer brewery to the Cycle Roasters coffee roastery, the “Konditoreibar” Uter to the Hanseatic food served at the “Fangfrisch” restaurant – the region’s newly opened hotspots are always about the best taste, as well as attitude and a bit about style.

Glaskaraffen mit Bier

Sudden Death Brewing

The home of the Lübeck brewery “Sudden Death Brewing” is the shipyard quarter of Kulturwerft Gollan, a place with an industrial history that, today, invites you to events, art and culture. The founders of the craft beer company – driven by their passion for ice hockey and beer – brew every beer by hand, from developing new recipes, mashing, boiling wort, lautering, cooling and bottling. Only when a recipe is perfect does the production of a larger batch begin. This results in creations that have such melodious names as “Not your Grandma’s Rote Grütze” or “Hit me with a brick”, and whose taste remains firmly cemented in the drinker’s memory. In addition to the brewery, there is a spacious restaurant area in the hall serving freshly baked pizza. 

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Café Uter
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Cake dreams

The cupcakes at the cosy “Café Uter” on Lübeck’s Fleischhauerstraße are little works of art. Under the gaze of visitors, master pastry chef Aurèle Uter conjures up, for example, the “lemon curd”, named after the British lemon cream made of butter, eggs, lemons and sugar, arranged on shortcrust pastry and surrounded by meringue on the “turntable”, creating a unique sour taste experience. There are no words that do it justice! In the pastry bar, which the owner has furnished in industrial style with great attention to detail, there are breakfast and small lunch dishes – and cake is always good anyway.

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Restaurant Fangfrisch
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Freshly caught fish

Directly on Drehbrückenplatz in Lübeck, the crew of “Restaurant Fangfrisch” has created a paradise for friends of straightforward, honest and Hanseatic food: The menu includes captain’s soup and cod fillet, salmon burgers, fish and chips and, of course, matjes with homemade sauce creations and potatoes from the local farm shop “Bauer Schramm”. Where possible, all dishes are made from regional products. One special tip: Take a fish roll or a sandwich to go at the restaurant’s own kiosk and enjoy the sunset on the water steps of the Untertrave.

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Glaskaraffe mit Kaffee
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But first coffee!

Cycle Roasters is all about good coffee: At the café in Fleischhauerstraße, you can let your palate decide which flavour tastes best:

Whether classic, fruity, nutty or chocolatey – there is much more to discover than simply strong or mild. Every cup of coffee here is a speciality with its own story. Questions expressly welcome! Those who want to delve even further into the world of baristas should secure a place on one of the coffee courses, which, in addition to imparting basic knowledge, for example, on the best way to prepare coffee, also talk about sensory science and technology.

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Niederegger Torten am Tresen
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Mmmmmh ... Marzipan

In the heart of the Hanseatic city – be it from a spatial or figurative standpoint – is the “Café Niederegger” and Marzipan Salon complete with Marzipan Museum. After enjoying a piece of this classic nutty cake, you can learn about the impressive history of the company, which was founded in Lübeck in 1806, and admire life-size figures of famous marzipan fans on the second floor of the flagship store in Breite Straße. From vegan alternatives to “men’s delights”, nougat and pralinés and seasonal creations – the family business offers confectionery art at the highest level.

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