Unique Factor: A classic vintage-looking spot, from way before the concept was ever considered “cool”. The design elements, the friendly but not trying-too-hard waiters and the occasional DJ who plays a set in a corner of this cafe make Cafe Espresso an original place to meet for drinks. While the name inspires coffee, Espresso Bar is the kind of place where a pint can be enjoyed at breakfast, or a tea can be drank at night, by the fireplace. Timeless and free.
Many hold a deep affection for the living legend of a cafe & bar, the Café Espresso – the kind of love that’s held for charismatic characters.
Sitting on Espresso’s scarlet red leather bench seats, taking in the details of the place: the baby blue walls, the locally famous holy antique Rainer Stadthalle chairs, the faded painting on the wall, the retro light fittings, the squeeling of the old coffee machine – it’s obvious that this place has a story behind it. And we only wish we could have met the character who gave birth to the place in the early 1900s (when the building was built) as only a character could have created such a place.
There is still an aura here that emits the feeling that stories were lived here. The place looks old, and we say this to avoid the word retro or vintage, as Espresso was all these things before the trends had new bars opening up trying to replicate the look. From the sign out front, to the odd-matching lighting and lamps – that play a major role in the look here – the place looks classy kind of old, like your grandfather smelt classy kind of old with that spicy aftershave he always wore.