Mainz is one of my favorite cities in Germany and I recently found a great new coffee shop that makes me even more excited to return.
Great Coffee In Mainz, Germany
The coffee shop is called Maldaner and it is located in Mainz’s quaint historic Altstadt “old town.” The small coffee chain also has a café in nearby Wiesbaden.
+49 (0) 176 34121740
10:00AM – 6:00PM (Tuesday – Saturday)
I knew the coffee would be good when I saw the La Marzocco coffee machine, flat whites on the menu, and a roaster on-site. The decor was also minimalist, often a good indicator of third wave coffee.
Indeed, I was not disappointed. I ordered one cappuccino and one flat white (a flat white is a bit stronger, with a more concentrated espresso and just textured milk instead of textured milk plus milk foam).
Both looked identical, but the flat white was stronger and perfectly made.
As I sat outside at table on the cobblestone street, I had to smile. How thankful I am to be able to travel to Germany again.
I try to speak German in Germany, but the barista caught wind I was from California and switched to English. He mentioned the coffee shop just opened earlier this year and that the main location is in Wiesbaden.
Usually when I am in Mainz, I just have a cappuccino with my Spaghettieis at nearby Da Vito. While that’s still a nice more genuinely Italian cappuccino, I preferred the stronger and darker roast at Maldaner.
If you’re in Mainz, give it a try.
What do you consider the best coffee in Mainz, Germany?