The trendy Nordend district 

Stylish apartments in old buildings, trendy shops and eco-charm


A foray through Nordend is always worthwhile. There are still water houses here, as well as charming cafés, lovely little boutiques and unusual shops. Just take a stroll up Berger Straße, the trendy street for the eco-conscious, to Bornheim. Berger Straße begins just around the corner from Villa Orange, and is one of Frankfurt’s longest and most beautiful promenades. Its many adorable little boutiques and out-of-the-ordinary shops invite you to spend time browsing.


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Tips for going out and shopping in Nordend



Restaurant Portofino – Dining Italian Mama-style
Portofino is a classic Italian restaurant. All of the ingredients are fresh, the pasta is homemade and the portions are generous, and always of excellent quality. The service is relaxed and friendly. It is the ideal restaurant for returning after a strenuous working day or a day at the trade fair. Open Sun-Fri from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and from 5:30 pm, Sat from 5:30 pm, Scheffelstraße 28, www.portofino-frankfurt.de (website in German)

Strandcafé in Koselstraße
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Joschka Fischer and Tom Königs debated here in the 1970s, and today the café remains a place where you can feel at ease at any time of day. Open Mon-Fri from 9 am to midnight, Sat from 9 am to 6 am, Sun 10 am to 6 pm, Koselstraße 46, www.strandcafe-frankfurt.de (website in German)

Bio-Metzgerei Spahn
You can purchase organic Frankfurter sausages at Spahn’s Naturland organic butcher shop on Berger Strasse... and, as of late, many vegan specialties too. Open Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 7 pm, Sat 7:30 am to 4 pm, Bergerstraße 222, www.biometzgerei-spahn.de (website in German)

Suppengrün, for a healthy lunch …
At Suppengrün on Bergerstraße you can enjoy healthy and delicious soups, quiches and raw vegetable salads from noon until 3:30 pm. You can eat right there or take your food to go. Everything is homemade, and regionalism and organic farming are of the utmost importance. Open Mon-Fri from 11:30 am to 4 pm, Sat from 12 noon to 4 pm. Bergerstraße 26, www.suppengruen-frankfurt.de (website in German)

Tigerpalast Variety Show
This famous variety show is located just six minutes’ walk from Villa Orange. Open Mon-Sun from 10 am to 7 pm, Heiligkreuzgasse 16-20, www.tigerpalast.de (English website available)


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Phoenix Flowers – A girl needs her flowers 
Mrs. Thai delivers wonderful bouquets resembling Asian floral arrangements. They are on display in our large salon and in the lobby for all to admire. Open Mon-Sat 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 10 am to 2 pm, Friedberger Landstraße 82, www.phoenix-flowers.de (website in German)

Phoenix Tea – Enjoy the blue hour in a Chinese tea salon
Right next to Phoenix Flowers, Mrs. Thai’s sister serves selected teas, tea cakes and vegetarian snacks from Japan and Taiwan. The owner obtains everything directly from the countries of origin and she is particularly dedicated to quality. A small but fine assortment of tea accessories is also available in the stylish tea shop. Open Tue-Fri 10 am to 6 pm, Sat 9 am to 6 pm, Friedberger Landstraße 82, www.phoenixtea.de (website in German)

Liebesdienste Home – For inspiring home accessories
A shop that encourages you to browse and enjoy. Goran Djukic offers exceptional but affordable furniture and home accessories from Scandinavia. If you like the décor at Villa Orange, you should definitely have a look. Open Mon-Sat 10 am to 7 pm, Oeder Weg 44, www.liebesdienste-home.de (website in German)

Chinese Garden in Bethmann Park
And those who have had enough of the hustle and bustle can find peace and quiet in nearby Bethmann Park. This Frankfurt treasure with its Chinese Garden is a listed historical site and always worth a visit.

 

  

 

 

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