The Tiny Cup bar is located on the ground floor of the Michelin-starred Seven Swans restaurant. The name says it all - but not because there is not much in the glass, but because the bar measures a mere 17 square metres. “It’s probably the smallest bar in Frankfurt”, jokes founder and managing director Sven Riebel.
It can accommodate no more than 16 guests. The bar is taken up by a specially designed table where patrons and bartenders interact. The proximity between customers and staff is a key component of his business model: for Sven Riebel, the focus is always on the customer. The Tiny Cup offers refined gourmet cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. Its target group are laid-back cocktail enthusiasts interested in new interpretations, known as “twist on classics”. The Tiny Cup now also offers a cocktail catering service. Sven Riebel also works in the spirits industry, judges cocktail competitions and advises other companies on how to set up and run their businesses. The Tiny Cup is famous throughout Germany and was the recipient of the Mixology Bar Award in the “NEW BAR OF THE YEAR 2016” category – one of the most important accolades in the German-speaking bar scene.
Sven Riebel was able to get his bar up and running thanks to a loan of EUR 40,000 from the Frankfurter Gründerfonds. Contact was established via the Frankfurter Volksbank, one of the eight partner banks participating in the scheme. In consultation with the Gründerfonds office, Sven Riebel was recently able to extend the loan again to finance a remodelling project. For Sven Riebel, what makes the Frankfurter Gründerfonds unique is the in-depth follow-up coaching: “The figures are reviewed over the entire term of the loan, which is a fantastic service!”
The Tiny Cup