Chocolate and cake heaven beckons, Just 4km away, Bitter & Zart is a popular café with whimsical creations such as animal-shaped figures (a dark chocolate Wild Boar and a milk chocolate Wolf lolly). There are also more grown-up treats like a Marron Clacé chestnut confection and Gianduja Chocolate Bar From Venchi, a hazelnut and nougat sweet from the Italian gourmet chocolatier.
Confeserie Graff by the award-winning master confectioner Regina Graff is 5 km away, although her pretty and colourful creations can also be found at Frankfurt weekend markets. This modern chocolaterie-cum-pâtisserie focuses on fine cream-mousse tarts or Petits Gâteaux – of which there are more than 30 kinds that vary with the season – and chocolates like melt-in-the-mouth bars, pralines and truffles. The sweets are complemented by a small selection of handcrafted bread, made with dough allowed to mature for up to 24 hours, then baked slowly in Frankfurt’s only wood-burning bread oven.
Enjoy Vietnamese street food at this extremely popular restaurant. There’s always a long line outside this casual eatery for delicious Vietnamese rice dishes like grilled pork neck and fried egg; chicken and fresh ginger; beef, chicken, prawn or tofu curry; or classic fried rice with a choice of meat or shrimp. But if you’re hankering for some pho, there is also rice noodle soup with marinated pork and fresh herbs, noodle soup with chicken or beef, and a dry noodle with salad, chopped peanuts and meat – all of which are served with generous lashings of fresh herbs and bean sprouts.
Brot & Butter
Something simpler but equally comforting is “bread and butter” from a bakery selling pastries, sandwiches, coffee and of course, that wonderful loaf known as traditional German bread with nuts and seeds. Best of all, Brot & Butter’s modern setting makes sitting down with a bun and a hot drink one of the nicest things to do in Frankfurt – just 2 km from Capri by Fraser Frankfurt.
There are 33 restaurants and cafes at Skyline Plaza, with a mind-boggling range of cuisines from German and Greek, Arab and Turkish, to Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese and Thai. There are also American burgers and frapuccinos, fried chicken and a café treats. A visit to this shopping mall just 300 metres from Capri by Fraser apartment hotel has to be one of the most satisfying things to do in Frankfurt.
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