Hamburg’s HafenCity, a gigantic urban development project in the old docklands,is developing into a visitor attraction. Along with architectural highlights, there isalso a very broad gastronomical offer. In mid-April 2011, the Langnese Café –‘powered by east’ – was opened in the Unilever House. It offers a broad range ofsnacks including fresh salads which guests can compose themselves, pastry specialties,as well as a large selection of hot and cold drinks. The café’s highlight is theHappiness Station where guests can have their own ice-cream created from freshingredients, for example, at the Cold Stone creamery that is still something of a rar -ity in Germany.
The location has seating for 40 people inside and a spacious terracedirectly on the waterfront with seating for about 50 people. There are between500 and 1,000 guests every day who pay V5 on average (at lunchtime). TheLangnese Café can be hired exclusively for events with up to 70 people (daily from8 pm). Behind the Langnese Café is the Unilever Group with its Langnese ice-creambrand and the operators of the Hamburg east hotel, one of the trendiest places tostay the night in the Hanseatic city. There are plans to multiply the ice-cream parlourin city locations or shopping centres.