Balzac Coffee in Hanover Altstadt, Germany

(Hanover, Germany) Personally, since I got here in Germany, I’ve told myself that I’d go to coffee shops that are not as common as Starbucks. So while in Hanover, my husband and I opted to drop by a coffee shop called Balzac Coffee.

Treats We Ordered At Balzac Coffee

Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich
Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich

Well, this sandwich may look like a common staple in many coffee shops, but this I can say is way better-tasting because the sandwich is fresh. The sandwiches were prepared on-site and kept fresh in the showcases. The taste is consistent with any tomato-mozzarella sandwich with no added flavors. Just a straightforward sandwich is what we’re after.


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Pasteis de Nata
Pasteis de Nata

This is my second time eating a piece of Pasteis. This may not be the real deal (I mean, you can fly to Lisbon to have a go at these lovely, eggy things…), but this particular Pasteis is a good one. It reminds me of an egg tart I’ve had back in Manila. What I can say, though, is that this Pasteis is too eggy for my taste. The pastry has a good crumb, though.

Apfelkuchen
Apfelkuchen

People who know me for a long time know that I love apple pies of any shape or size. I personally love an apple pie with a crumbly top, be it strewn with almonds or sugar. It’s this travel to Germany that made me appreciate apple pies because apple pies are supposed to be made with tart cooking apples! Anyway, as for this Apfelkuchen we ordered, it was good. I just hoped I asked for it to be heated before serving.

Mocha Frappuccino
Mocha Frappuccino

We all like a Mocha that is smooth, with a gentle hint of chocolate, and not too cloyingly sweet, right? This Mocha Frappuccino is what we like. It drinks like a real Mocha Frappucino should — straightforward with an almost-milkshake feel. The great part was it was enjoyable to drink while killing time at the coffee shop. Another great thing: it’s not all ice! You get the real deal in a giant milkshake glass.

Marshmallow Chocolate
Marshmallow Chocolate

You can never go wrong with a hot mug of chocolate, let alone a hot mug of chocolate with actual marshmallows. But this time, the marshmallows were a bit too much for my liking that it ended up overtaking the chocolate taste. It left the chocolate tasting super-sweet. I got to taste the chocolate drink without the marshmallow at the beginning and it was darn good.

Overall ambiance and feel

Cakes and pastries
Cakes and pastries
More sandwiches!
More sandwiches!
Inside Balzac Coffee
Inside Balzac Coffee

Overall, our experience was a great one. We were chuffed when we saw that it was open on a Sunday, too! I liked the interiors because it gave a bit of a comfortable, urban vibe. And the staff were friendly. Hopefully, we could swing by here another time. I am also hoping that Osnabrück has a branch so that we can enjoy the rest of their offers.

If you happen to visit Hanover, do check them out as they have a lot of tasty coffee shop choices. They have two more branches, with one right inside the central station.

Balzac Coffee
Karmarschstraße 42
30159 Hannover

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