zusammen kaffee

A culinary journey around the world.

On three weekdays, „zusammen kaffee“ will open its doors in the Strandcafé in the Grethergelände. We offer an international, diverse lunch menu: For example, Tuesday there will be Arab dishes, African food on Wednesday and Latin American food on Thursday. In the afternoon, we offer fine coffee and delicious sweet and savoury treats.

„zusammen kaffee“ is a space for encounter, a space to meet. The people behind the meals have the possibility, to introduce themselves to Freiburg with their tasty food and to establish themselves as cooks. Our guest cooks come out of the zusammen leben – community as well as out of migrant (self)organisations. Many have been seeking asylum. Some have been professional cooks in their home countries, others are fabulous hobby cooks. We cook with regional and organic fair trade ingredients with the exception of few culinary rarities for which there are no regional and organic purchase possibilities.

At „zusammen kaffee“ we live diversity not only via the food, but also through joint cultural experiences such as music, literature, theatre, dance and cinema.

„zusammen kaffee“ creates revenue, but no profit. The prices are consequentially social and sustainable:
Did you know that unemployment is one of the central reasons for continuous poverty? Did you know that nearly every second unemployed person in Germany has a migration background? Did you know that in Baden-Württemberg, 11,9% of the inhabitants live below the poverty line and are excluded from social and cultural life by this? For us, this means:
There are no fixed meal prices at “zusammen kaffee”. You decide how much you want to pay for our food. And 12% of the dishes will be distributed for free.

Our aim ist that „zusammen kaffee“ will not only work socially and organically, but that, in the future, it will be able to be financially sustainable. For this, we need the whole city’s civil society: All are warmly invited to take part and help maintain the Café.

This place is an experiment that has started in November 2017 and will be in its pilot phase until April 2018. Together, we will find out what the future will bring.

The Café is created by a team of people from all over the world and is open for everyone who wants to take part.

"zusammen kaffee" will regulary continue September 4th 2018.

Where: At the Strandcafé in the Grethergelände, Adlerstraße 12, 79098 Freiburg
When: Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. , international lunch menu from 12 noon to 2 p.m.