You know what’s better than a cafe? A cafe with beautiful interiors.

Gloria Jeans is quite common in Karachi, but is relatively unknown in Cologne – even after it opened its doors in the city a few weeks ago. It may have something to do with it being American. Anyway. So, I am creating awareness, and sharing 5 things you need to know about Gloria Jeans in Cologne.

  • It is located on Hohenzollernring, the street connecting Friesenplatz with Rudolphplatz, and is next to Hans im Glück. Very accessible by train. Parking would be a nightmare though as that entire street is populated with cafes, restaurants and sheesha bars.
  • The interiors are stunning. It has a glass ceiling for part of the cafe, which is made even more spectacular by leafy green borders. The cafe is rather deep – there is coffee bar and tables as soon as you enter. Then there are couches and desks, and a patio at the end.

 

  • It is self-service. So, place an order as soon as you enter, and collect it in a couple of minutes.
  • It is IDEAL to work from. Along with couches and outdoor seating, there is an 8-chair communal desk as well. It is perfect to place your laptop on, there are power sockets near by, and you can even have small group meetings.

  • Their menu is actually interesting. Along with your usual filter coffee, cappuccino and lattes, they also have fancy options that sound like desserts and cost at least thrice as much; think Chocolate Walnut Brownie Hot Chocolate and Candy Cane Chiller. You can check out their full menu on their website (https://www.gloriajeans.de) – scroll down until you reach ‘Unsere Produckte’.

Bonus: I think the franchise in Cologne is owned by a Turkish person because the sandwiches do not have any ham options and when I asked about the Salami sandwich, the man behind the counter said, “no pork. It’s Muslim.” I almost laughed out loud at his cuteness. I am not a 100% sure and this is just a hunch.