A little bit of ‘Zen’ amongst the hustle and bustle of Haptbahnhof!  If you heading out of town via the main station, definitely take a detour via this cafe in Bahnhofsviertel for your ‘on the go’ coffee!  We can guarantee that it will be worth the extra 5 minutes!

The Story behind 19Zehn Cafe in Bahnhofsviertel?

Ceyja, is not only a determined and vivacious woman, but is the brains and ‘braun’ behind 19Zehn Cafe in Bahnhofsviertel.  After more than her fair share of challenges she finally opened 19Zehn’s doors in June 2021.  And boy, we are so glad that she did!

More than just a name!

Also, ‘19Zehn’ is so much more than just a clever name.  Firstly, it’s a coffee formula ie 19 grams produces 1.0 ounce of coffee.  Secondly, the building in which it humbly sits is a historic building built in 1910 by the renowned Hohenzollern family.  And finally, they aim to prepare and offer foodstuffs reflecting how things were in 1910 ie no chemicals and or processed ingredients.  

The Coffee and Bagel Bar

The house coffee comes from a well known local Frankfurt roastery, Hoppenworth & Ploch.  Furthermore they have a number of guest beans from around the world for one to try.  In particular, one currently being featured is from a roastery in the Ukraine, fine cup.

Along with coffee they have a fairly large selection of sweet and savoury food options to choose from.   Including freshly made bagels, burritos, smoothies and cakes.

The Vibe

Whilst there is minimal space inside, the seating spills out onto the side walk and is the perfect spot for a little people watching!  The clientele is as dynamic as it’s owner, with regulars being from all walks of life.

The interiors are modern with bespoke seating to fit the irregular diamond shape.  Outside comprises both bar stool and regular seating all in a gorgeous teal green colour.  Simple square tables complete the look.

19Zehn Cafe declared a Police ‘safe zone’ in Bahnhofsviertel

Worth noting is that 19Zehn not only serves up great coffee, but its also been marked as a ‘safe zone’ by the Police.  So, if you in and around Hauptbanhof and feeling threatened or unsafe you can stop in here and they will call the police.

Also, Ceyda has a quiet authority about her but it’s coupled with an incredible kindness that I witnessed as she dealt with non paying visitors.

Düsseldorfer Str. 1-7,
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday:  8am – 3pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

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