Cool places to visit in Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany’s business capital, offers a host of lively places to explore after working hours. From cool bars to top shops and restaurants, we present a guide to some of the best places to visit in Frankfurt
The Ivory Club
With its moody lighting, slick service and delicious Indian-style cuisine, the Ivory Club is one of Frankfurt’s top restaurants. Frequented by discerning gourmets, it has a busy yet intimate atmosphere. Those not afraid of a little heat should opt for the beef vindaloo..
The Ivory Club, Taunusanlage 15, 60325 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 7706 7767
Brot und seine Freunde
Germany is a nation of coffee lovers so it’s no surprise that Frankfurt has an impressive café culture. For one of the best coffee shops in the city, head to Brot und seine Freunde. Aromas of bread and freshly roasted coffee suffuse this cosy space and there’s an enticing array of pastries, cakes and other sweet treats to choose from. Be sure to try the chocolate brownies, served plain, with cream cheese or with added almonds.
Brot und seine Freunde, Kornmarkt 5, 60311 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 2097 7885
When summer in Frankfurt gets hot, cool off with some of the best ice cream in the city. With an exciting range of flavours that includes rhubarb as well as almond and cardamom, Bizzi Ice ice cream is handmade using only the finest organic ingredients. You’ll find Bizzi ice ice cream at cafés across the city, and the company has its own ice-cream parlour in the pretty Brückenviertel neighbourhood.
Bizzi Ice, Wallstrasse 26, 60594 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 9494 2550
Located on the south bank of the Main, next to Museum Angewandte Kunst (the museum of applied arts), this restaurant is the perfect place to end a cultural day. Serving German and Mediterranean cuisine, the chefs at Emma Metzler give traditional dishes a modern twist. This is an ideal place for those wanting to explore new flavour combinations.
Emma Metzler, Schaumainkai 17, 60594 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 6199 5906
Luxury accessories brand MCM is renowned for celebrating German craftsmanship. Using top-quality leather and creating innovative designs, the brand is popular with street-style aficionados and the fashion elite. Eye-popping geometrical patterns and neon brights take centre stage for summer. Satchels and handbags subtly adored with the MCM logo are ideal for all seasons. From studded backpacks to cross-body bags in a range of colours and prints there’s an appealingly wide choice here.
MCM, Goethestrasse 34, 60313 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 2108 7410
Roomers is a state-of-the-art design hotel in a former office building. It combines functionality, luxury and style, and complete with an innovative spa and a sky lounge offering stupendous views, it is one of the best places to stay in Frankfurt. Spread over six floors, the futuristic hotel offers 116 sleek bedrooms and suites, all with black parquet flooring and bathrooms clad in stainless steel and black stone.
Roomers, Gutleutstrasse 85, 60329 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 271 3420
Zenzakan offers some of the finest and most exclusive Asian cuisine in the city. Taking inspiration from China, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan, the chefs reimagine traditional dishes in a modern manner. Sushi is a highlight, along with tempura dishes and green curry. The stylish spot is perfect for a late-night supper or special occasion.
Zenzakan, Taunusanlage 15, 60325 Frankfurt, +49 (0)69 9708 6908