Törnqvist The Best Coffee Shop in Hamburg

Inspired by the Australian and Scandinavian coffee culture, the passionate barista and major coffee geek Linus Köster decided to open his own place. Today, Törnqvist is the best coffee shop in Hamburg. Rarely have I seen a store with a cleaner design than this. It’s minimalism taken to the extreme, both in terms of the menu and the interior design. The line-up of pitch-black coffee machines is impressive, especially against the bright white wall that just reads: “Flat White. Handbrew. Shot.” This is the only menu available at Törnqvist. One grinder is set to espresso-fine, the other tuned for a Kalita brew. I ordered the latter (not the latte). Linus asked me how I liked my coffee. When I said: “Fruity,” he reminded me that coffee is a fruit. Later, I asked for the Wi-Fi-password and learned that it was “itsafruit“. I notice a trend here …

Coffee doesn’t get much better than at Törnqvist. He filters his water and selects only the best roasteries in the Nordics, like La Cabra in Aarhus, The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Drop Coffee in Stockholm, da Matteo in Gothenburg, and Tim Wendelboe in Oslo. In fact, his dedication reminded and preference for simplicity reminded me of our very own Tim Wendelboe more than anyone. The only difference is that Törnqvist actually serves food, albeit limited to Scandinavian pastries and sourdough bread with cheese and butter.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in Germany’s second largest city? Check out my foodie map of Hamburg.

Törnqvist is the best coffee shop in Hamburg
Törnqvist is the best coffee shop in Hamburg
Have you ever seen a more impressive-looking lineup of coffee machines?
Have you ever seen a more impressive-looking lineup of coffee machines?
Owner Linus Köster is a passionate barista and coffee geek
Owner Linus Köster is a passionate barista and coffee geek
A perfect flat white
A perfect flat white
Linus: "How do you like your coffee?" Me: "Fruity." Linus: "You know, coffee is a fruit."
Linus: “How do you like your coffee?” Me: “Fruity.” Linus: “You know, coffee is a fruit.”
Kalita brew
Kalita brew
Sourdough bread with cheese and butter
Sourdough bread with cheese and butter
Linus got the inspiration for his flat white from Australia
Linus got the inspiration for his flat white from Australia
Can you see the Scandinavian influence?
Can you see the Scandinavian influence?
Chef Fabio Haebel joined me for a coffee
Chef Fabio Haebel joined me for a coffee

Törnqvist Coffee Shop in Hamburg

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Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

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