A few steps from OCT station is Hanover Coffee’s second location in Shenzhen. The shop has a breezy, beautiful terrace in a more tranquil part of the city.
You may have heard of Hanover Coffee – they’re a German roastery that has been present in China since 2017. This branch opened a few months ago and also serves brunch, German food, pasta, sandwiches, bottled beers, cocktails and more in addition to coffee.
The Food & Drink
The brunch menu is succinct which is something we appreciate. Sometimes those never-ending menus with giant pictures give us a headache. We tried the German Breakfast (RMB68), Chicken Mushroom Breadbowl (RMB58) and the Classic Fruit Pancake with Whipped Cream (RMB35) which was shared between two people.
German breakfast on the left and pancakes on the right
The breadbowl was something we’ve never tried before. It was the perfect savory blend of eggs, cheese, sausage and mushrooms. It also comes with plenty of crispy golden fries. We’d definitely recommend this dish if you don’t know where to start.
Cheesy goodness and the breadbowl dissected
Three delicate pancakes are served with a dollop of whip cream and some fresh berries. It’s the perfect light, shareable dessert if you want to end brunch with something sweet.
There are also five different types of pour-over coffee: Ethiopia, Sumatra, El Salvador, Brazil and Kenya. We’re not coffee snobs, but Hanover is known for their artisanal approach, roasting beans at a much lower temperature over a longer period of time at their roastery in Hunan province (so you know that stuff is good).
It’s pretty quiet during the weekdays, but on the weekend patrons from the attached movie theater trickle in and Hanover gets pretty busy. If you’re looking for a place to work during the week, this could be a good option. You can sit outside under a giant patio umbrella or seek refuge from the heat indoors (which will soon get some glass windows installed).
Something we really like about Hanover is the price range. They’re fair, not astronomical and beer starts at RMB18 which is a bargain compared to mainstream places like Coco Park and Sea World.
Price: RMB95 for one
Who’s going: Germans, moviegoers, expat teachers in the area
Good for: anything caffeinated, breadbowls, brunch
Nearest metro: OCT, Exit B (1 minutes’ walk)
See listing for Hanover Coffee.
[All images via That’s]