Enjoy exclusive coffee specialties in the new Café Tender Buttons on the upper floor.

Photo: China Hopson

At the Steintor, there is a new place to get together and relax, and not just for visitors to the Kestner Gesellschaft. The menu offers a variety of coffee specialties. Heiko Voßgröne, operator and owner of Café Cereza, developed an exclusive espresso roast especially for the Kestner Gesellschaft, which you can also take home. The opening of the façade with window glass, which is planned in the course of the remodeling, will give you a direct view of the Goseriedeplatz.

The name Tender Buttons comes from the collection of poems of the same name by the American author and art collector Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), which was published in 1914 and is considered a masterpiece of lyrical cubism. The founding of the Kestner Gesellschaft just two years later can also be located in the zeitgeist of the avant-garde. Tender Buttons is divided into three chapters: Objects, Food, and Rooms. The poems deal with the everyday, but Stein's experimental use of language allows for various interpretations, often negotiating the subliminal theme of sexuality. A kind of musical version of Stein's Tender Buttons was produced by Massimo Giuntoli with his piano soundtrack, which will be heard in the café.

Opening hours: Tue to Sun, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Thu 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.


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