Relaxed Sternchanze dive bar with delicious German menu
After a big night out on the Reeperbahn we were looking for a hangover breakfast. We soon found a fry up was not on the cards. German breakfasts typically consist of bread, cold meats and cheeses, but that wasn't going to cut it after a night dancing to shlager music and drinking Jägermeister!
It was a drizzly Saturday morning and we were on our way to the icon Flohschanze flea market so were looking for eateries nearby. We'd walked past Feldstern on a warm evening and the atmosphere was bustling and the beer garden full and nearly been in. Today it was quiet, with a few families (and dogs) enjoying brunch. Perfect.
The beautiful big windows and natural light, against the dark wooden sleepers gave a distinct dive bar feel. The staff were really friendly and served our drinks we quickly. We opted for North Germany's own 'Fritz Kola’, which was delicious.
The food reviews were pretty average for this place so I was surprised to eat the best omelette I have ever had.
I ordered the Bauernomelette €9.80 (a farm omelette with ham, bacon, pickles cucumber and salad) Full of flavour, huge portion and with a fresh side salad. Their menu was sour cream heavy, so I decided to try some too and it was a winning combo.
Ben had the Kotelett €8.90 from the specials (Pork Chop, spicy marinated with coleslaw, cucumber salad and steak fries) which he really enjoyed. It was simple and yet so tender. He was pleasantly surprised to find the coleslaw and cucumber salad sides, which although seemed simple, were decidedly German and complimented well.
As the place was fairly quiet, the food service took a little longer than expected. However this wasn't a negative when the food was of this standard. Clearly they took their time and it paid off.
Quirky dive bar, with great food and a relaxed atmosphere
Bauernomelette with sour cream 100% and a cold bottle of Fritz-Kola
Location: Sternstr. 2, Sternschanze, 20357 Hamburg, Germany