Monday, February 06, 2023

Konstanz Working Cafés #9: Heimathafen

 New year, new café: Heimathafen in Fürstenberg.


  • Good coffee. ‘Nuff said.
  • Functioning wifi. Non-trivial.
  • Plug sockets next to tables.
  • Nice ambience. It’s in a modern, grey, nondescript concrete building, but the interior is quirky and welcoming, with mismatched old furniture and hipster lighting.
  • Very nice food, including options with egg, which are not that easy to find in Konstanz. Below is the avocado toast I had. (Don’t @ me, I’m a millennial, and anyway I already bought a flat.)
Avocado toast sandwich with egg, parmesan and cherry tomatoes, along with a big coffee.


  • Annoying music. We literally had Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley a bit ago, as well as a cover of Toploader’s Dancing In The Moonlight.
  • In the middle of nowhere. It is hard to overstate just how far this place is from civilization, nestled as it is between the industrial part of town and a yawn-inducingly tedious residential area. It takes two buses to get to it either from where I live or from the university. You’d hardly stumble upon it by accident – though it is worth the trip, if you plan to spend a decent amount of time there. (And it’s within spitting distance of Konstanz Fürstenberg railway station, for all the use that is.)
  • Closed on Tuesdays. (But my Tuesdays are full of meetings on campus anyway, so I don’t care.)
Price of a regular black coffee: €2.80.

Overall rating: ☕️☕️☕️ (3/5). Honestly, it’d be well above 4, were it not for the bad location.

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