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The Special Connection

The Special Connection is a small family run and cosy café at Fischmarkt 11.

With a lot of passion, willingness to learn and love, we are committed to giving you an unforgettable taste experience: whether coffee and fresh croissant before work, an hearty breakfast with family and friends or a delicious homemade cake in between!

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Here we are



Healthy food that tastes delicious and authentic is at the heart of our Café. Just like a good speciality coffee, which is respectfully cultivated and harvested as well as gently roasted and brewed by hand with a lot of love.

We are a family, a team, inspired by the beauty of natural ingredients and the excellent quality of our regional products. Therefore we do our best to serve you with homemade seasonal creations and to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible.

Even though our home towns are more than 6,500 km apart and we are shaped by different cultures and educational paths, we share a common vision:

The Café as a piece of home. A cosy place where you can enjoy tasty food and excellent coffee with a sense of global and personal responsibility. A place to fall in love and be happy. The Special Connection.

Opening hours

We serve you delicious breakfast and lunch, homemade cakes and lovingly brewed coffee on the following days:

Monday Free Day to Reflect
Tuesday Free Day to Reflect
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

Our kitchen queens are there for you until 3 pm. Afterwards we clean the kitchen, let ourselves be inspired by new recipes and prepare for the next day. During this time you can enjoy our delicious homemade cakes and sweet snacks.



The café as our second home; the passion and love that are hidden in every coffee, every breakfast and every cake; the endless curiosity to learn something new every day: these are the elements that identify us as a team and bring us even closer together every day.

With or without experience in gastronomy, with different characters, mother tongues and educational backgrounds, we are all members of a small but very motivated TSC family.
We love what we do and appreciate the opportunity to make our dream come true.

Brunch Boxen



Would you like to pre-order your brunch box for pick-up and enjoy the delicious TSC breakfast by the Elbe in a relaxed atmosphere?
Or do you finally have a nice family celebration coming up and need our support with the preparation and fancy catering?
Do you need a gorgeous birthday cake for your loved ones? Or a TSC gift voucher as a thoughtful present with lots of love?
Then be sure to check out our Webshop and find everything you need to be happy!
We will be endlessly happy to bake our classic, vegan and / or gluten-free cake variations for you, prepare a tailor-made catering concept for your unforgettable event and deliver our tasty goodies in fancy glasses directly to you!


Surf Shop Roastery

Surf Shop Roastery is a family-run roastery based in Hamburg. Every day Jana and Jan are committed to carrying Specialty Coffee forward as a culture and philosophy as well as to ensure the highest quality of the coffee they roast. Thus, the green beans are carefully selected seasonally and roasted lovingly and precisely according to the specific tasting profile.
In addition to a lighter and a darker espresso roast, we also have different filter coffees from Surf Shop Roastery in our assortment.

ST Obst & Gemüse

Most of the products we need for our breakfasts and bakery is supplied by ST Obst & Gemüse . Whether fruit and vegetables, organic eggs or herbs - everything is of the best quality and fresh from the region. In addition, we greatly appreciate the cooperation in terms of sustainability: for example, the goods are delivered unpacked whenever possible and always in reusable boxes.


For our homemade cakes and gluten-free breads, we use only certified organic flours from Bauck aus der Heide. These flours not only provide excellent dough quality, but are much more digestible for the body than industrially produced flours.

Der Echte Gaues

"Baker driven by passion" - this is the motto of Der Echte Gaues. With the best ingredients, time and traditional craftsmanship, all breads are carefully made by hand and with a lot of love. We appreciate this philosophy very much and are pleased to offer you delicious breakfasts with fluffy sourdough and crunchy grain bread from DER ECHTE GAUES.

Milchhof Reitbrook

Top quality milk from happy cows - the farming families Kohrs and Langeloh from Milchhof Reitbrook make it possible! We appreciate the milk not only for its excellent taste and freshness, but also for the transparency in its production and the appropriate husbandry of the cows.


Tasty Temptation

Menu a la Carte

Our current breakfast menu is hidden behind the button "Menu as PDF". You can enjoy our a la carte breakfast until 3 p.m. From 12 a.m. and until 3 p.m. we also serve a seasonal daily lunch dish.

Menu as PDF





Tea & Co.

Love in a cup

Specialty Coffee

What does Specialty Coffee mean?

The term Specialty Coffee describes a respectful, individual approach to the coffee bean from cultivation to the preparation of a coffee drink. It presupposes the highest bean quality (over 80 points) and strict standards with regard to harvesting, processing and roasting. This coffee is usually purchased in small quantities directly from farmers and traded under fair conditions.
Various organisations and associations such as the Specialty Coffee Association, ICO and Cup of Excellence are committed to the highest quality and permanent development of coffee culture at the international level.
In addition, annual world championships such as World of Coffee and WCE competitions offer experienced baristis the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and perfect their skills. Specialty Coffee inspires and connects thousands of people around the world: it is a common language, shared passion and endless curiosity.

Was bedeutet Specialty Coffee?
Unser Weg zum Specialty Coffee

Our path to Specialty Coffee

Our first cup of Specialty Coffee at Hidden Coffee Roasters in Barcelona was love at first sight! We will remember these aromas and wonderful taste development forever. Thus, we want to create this unforgettable experience also for guests in our café. However, Specialty Coffee is not only a pleasure, it is a science in itself. We are ready to take on this exciting journey and learn something new every day together with you!

Our Photos


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Contact us

Due to a lack of capacity in the service, we do not currently offer reservations, sorry :( Feel free to drop by spontaneously! If there are no tables available inside ("3G") and outside, we will put your name on the waiting list and call you while you stroll along the Elbe and look forward to a delicious breakfast with us! For group breakfasts (6 people or more) please email us! #bettertogether