Frankfurt has an abundance of great cafes where you can sit for hours and enjoy both the atmosphere and the decadent treats they have to offer. During the summer, these places are a big hit, primarily due to the outside seating areas, where you can soak up all the sun and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Here are some favorites amongst expats:
Cafe Laumer: This beautiful cafe is located in the Bockenheimer Landstrasse and boasts a charming atmosphere and very pleasant staff, most of which speak at least some English. It's great for a morning coffee, afternoon cake as well as brunch. They offer a wide selection of products that are guaranteed to effectively satisfy your sweet tooth and have you licking your fingers long after. The lunch menus come in rather large portions and are definitely worth the price based on both quantity and quality. During the summer the large outdoor patio is very popular, so try to get there early in order to secure a spot for yourself.
Mainkai 5: Situated within such close proximity to the river, its popularity is ever increasing amongst expats who crave appetizing foods and unforgettable scenery. Maneuvering your way through the menu will be rather simple, as most items include an English translation. Prices are very affordable, portion sizes are rather normal for European standards.
Iimori Konditorei Pattisserie: This cafe is beautifully designed as are the goodies they offer. The comfortable design makes it a great place to hang out with a book, and just chill a while over cappuccino and some cake. They offer a breakfast buffet, for a very reasonable price. If it's your sweet tooth that needs pleasing, you surely won't be disappointed. Not only do the pastries taste lovely, but they're uniqueness is uncanny.
Brot & Butter: A very comfortable cafe with outdoor seating available in the warmer seasons. Enjoy a bread basket with a variety of different breads, all freshly baked, and top them off with some delicious meat. The place in itself, is rather large and roomy, making it a great option for larger groups. Also available are a selection of exotic cheeses, which you can have packaged, take home and enjoy with your favorite wine.
There are so many cafes to choose from in Frankfurt. You'll find that the staff in most of these places are exceptionally warm and welcoming. It's definitely worth trying out as many as you can. The experience will certainly be different every where you go. You can learn so much about a culture through food, and meet such great people in these locations to share your cultural experience with. With such comfortable settings, regularly hanging out in these places for coffee or brunch will be something you wholeheartedly enjoy. And if you haven't got enough time to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere, at least stop by and pick up something to enjoy at home. The pastries in Germany are so different from those in the United Kingdom and the United States, and you'll be certain to find a new favorites in one of the many coffee shops Frankfurt has to offer.