There's nothing quite like a delicious cup of coffee to get your day started right. If you're looking for the best coffee shops in Stuttgart, you've come to the right place! I've put together a list of the 10 best cafes in town, so you can find the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cup of joe.
Whether you're looking for a quiet corner to read your newspaper or a place to chat with friends, these cafes have something for everyone. So check them out and start your day off on the right foot!
The 10 Best Coffee Shops In Stuttgart
Harry's coffee roastery
The heart of Harry's coffee roastery are the shimmering coffee spouts made of brass. These are filled with more than 50 types of coffee (15 of which are espresso roasts), which are roasted in the drum roaster and thus ensure the aroma of coffee in the shop.
The organically certified and fair trade coffees are prepared in a variety of ways at the coffee bar. Filter coffee from the Hario V60, Karlsbader Kanne and the French Press, or espresso and co. from the red La Cimbali portafilter machine invite you in.
There is also a wide selection of craft chocolates, truffles and refined pastries. Both coffee beans and the right equipment can be purchased in the store and in the online shop. Coffee training courses are also part of their programme.
Traded directly. Gently drum roasted. A Stuttgart original with multiple awards for regional top quality. The coffee manufacturer in the third generation of the family roasts fresh daily in small batches and is celebrating its 90th birthday this year and you can taste the decades of tradition and experience: in addition to exclusive coffee compositions, there are exquisite tea specialties, handmade chocolate delicacies, truffles, espresso chocolate beans and cappuccino.
The café is timelessly modern and, being centrally located, always invites you to take a coffee break after a strenuous shopping tour. The delicacies are available in the branches in Kirchstraße, on Kleiner Schlossplatz, in the market hall and directly in the roasting shop.
Glora coffee house pleasure manufactory
The operators of the Glora coffee house believe that time is the be-all and end-all for good coffee. That's why they take plenty of it here, both in the composition of the beans, the gentle roasting and in the preparation of the coffee specialties.
The coffee is roasted and sold in-house, as are accessories and sweet Italian treats. The cake is really a treat, you should definitely try it once when you visit. There are some other small snacks as well. The café is located on Calwer Straße and is therefore easy to reach. The Glora is elegantly furnished and has a unique charm. It's a place where you can definitely feel relaxed.
Mókuska, which means squirrel in Hungarian. Mókuska Caffè doesn't have any of the cute animals, but after a cup of coffee there you have the feeling that you could jump from branch to branch yourself - or even fly. The mighty W1 5A Giesen roaster reveals it straight away: they roast themselves here. And they have a very wide range of coffees too!
The specialty coffee beans come from India, Africa, South, North and Central America and are traded directly. In the bar there are around seven different roasts for filter coffee and two for espresso. Among them are the consistent house blend and a changing single-variety espresso, so that you can always discover something new and find your personal favourite. It is prepared on a La Marzocco PB Linea espresso machine.
Down-to-earth, honest and cosy, that's the Schwarzmahler on Landhausstrasse in the east of Stuttgart. There is music on vinyl, the furniture is made of old wood and the seat cushions in the shop window are very comfortable. Drinks based on espresso come from a two-group hand lever machine from the Bosco manufactory in Naples.
In addition, you can drink coffee prepared from the French Press. The signature drink, a mix of a cortado and espresso macchiato in a shot glass, which according to the owner it has the perfect ratio of milk and coffee and it is called kettle coffee. The coffee served is roasted weekly by Quijote Kaffee in Hamburg according to our own roasting profiles and specifications.
A constant range of three different coffee beans for espresso drinks and four for filter coffee, from Bonanza Coffee Roasters (Berlin), Public Coffee (Hamburg) and Rösttrommel (Nuremberg), await you in Café DA, in a cozy and modern atmosphere.
The espresso specialties run through a La Marzocco GB5, filter coffees are brewed with the Hario-V60 and stylishly served in a glass pot. In addition, homemade lemonades, directly traded organic green teas from Japan, pink lattes and fresh ginger tea, but also wine and craft beer are offered on site.
There is a delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan quiches and cakes for small or large appetites. They are clear proof that Stuttgart has much more to offer than just meat dumplings. You can also take a seat outside in front of the café, where cozy blankets ensure that it doesn't get too cold even in autumn.
Café Misch Misch
Creating a living room atmosphere: That's exactly what the two sisters Michaela and Anastasia Tsanidou want to do in "Misch Misch". Without the sales counter, the small café actually looks like the living room of a shared flat. It was always Michaela's biggest dream to open such a jewel. When she found out in 2016 that the space on Tübinger Strasse was empty, she slipped small love letters under the door to the landlord.
She absolutely wanted to make the location near Marienplatz her café. After a few exchanges of letters, the idea worked. The owner agreed to renovate the room. And how did the name "Misch Misch" come about? This is Michaela's nickname and stands for apricot in Arabic. The café is family-like. Whoever stops by here leaves in a good mood. Our recommendation: the cappuccino with homemade banana bread. Delicious!
The interior in the middle of the Königsbau, the outdoor seating on Königstrasse and the direct view of castle square: Admittedly, there are worse locations for a coffee house! But no, the Café Königsbau takes a spot in my top 10 series not only because of its location. The NY Club Sandwich I ordered was excellent, as was the filter coffee and espresso.Café Königsbau has made the leap from antiquated to a modern cafe. And the view is priceles!
Café Herbert’z Espressobar
An old saying in Immenhofer Straße says: Anyone who falls in love with the Herbert'z espresso bar will always come back. The rustic café in the south is unique in its entirety and can hardly be copied. Last but not least, it lives from its loyal regular customers, who come to hang out in almost every free minute.
Joy, sadness, anger: at the regulars' table, the large and small world situation is often discussed. In the middle of the bar is the large coffee machine from the Italian brand "Elektra", which was a special edition of the Herbert'z espresso bar. The coffee tastes great, the filled croissants are world-class in their unmistakable way.
Friendly staff, high product quality and right in the heart of Stuttgart. A well-deserved third place for Cafe Stairs. Many Stuttgarters still get excited when they think of the old Mövenpick ice cream parlour on the Kleiner Schlossplatz. What many people don't know is that the popular ice cream is still available in the immediate vicinity - in the Café Treppe.
There is also a high-quality range of drinks and food. “Our stairway café is in the city’s hotspot,” says owner Markus Vafai. That is why he bears a special responsibility. “The guests get the highest quality for their money and only good products.” The café staircase does not want to be a “tourist café” where the guests come once and then never again.
"We have many regular guests, especially in the mornings, who enjoy the gourmet breakfast here." Breakfast is served here until 4 p.m. You will also be well catered for here until late at night. I especially recommend the freshly made and inexpensive panini.
Stuttgart is a city of coffee shops. Which one should you visit? Well, that's up to you! As long as it has great service and good quality coffee, then I am happy. And if the shop also happens to have a nice design or an interesting story behind its creation - even better! I hope this list was able to help you find your new favourite spot in town. Enjoy Stuttgart!