The latest instalment in the series is brought to you today not as a “working café” as much as it is a “café to slump exhaustedly in while drinking a smoothie after a long day at work”. But I’ve been to Heinrich many times before to work, and hopefully the reasons for this will become clear below.
- Good coffee and great food: see pics. Here you see a smoothie with a banana & courgette tart (top pic) and a piece of cheesecake with a cappuccino (bottom pic), and there is much more.
- Wifi that works and is free: this shouldn’t need to be stated! But unfortunately is still missing from way too many nice cafés here.
- Great location: it’s central, near the bus stops, the station and the cathedral, and is good for people-watching, as well as just being surrounded by nice-looking buildings.
- Decent size: it’s rarely completely full, even at peak times, and yet is small enough not to feel too industrial.
- Reasonably priced: for a place with as many pretensions as this one clearly has, it’s unusual to see prices this low.
- Weird music choices: they’re unconventional, I’ll give them that, but neither thrash-metal nor grime are really what I’m hoping for from a working café – just too distracting. In fairness, though, it’s usually inane pop music playing.
- Danger of sugar coma: beware of the brownies and cheesecake in particular.
Overall rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ (5/5). Since I’m from the British academic system and hate giving full marks to anyone or anything, I should point out that this is rounded up from a 4.7 or something. Still, it’s my current favourite place to go to work in the city centre.