Cafeterias and restaurants in Cologne
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 10:21 PM Last Post By: Kala
Nov 13, 2012 11:07 PM
Cafeterias and restaurants in CologneMy Friend and I are going to Cologne for some Christmas festivities at the start of December, to markets specifically. breakfast at the hotels is a little too costly and we would prefer a more economical option. Can someone give some information on good cafes around the Cathedral area please where we can grab some food. A not so great ambiance will work. Oh and if you got some restaurants for the evening, we would like to hear about them.
Nov 14, 2012 4:42 AM
1Cafes: http://www.cafe-reichard.de or just across the railway bridge, http://www.rosenstock-koeln.com/deutz/home_d.html (There's lots of others, but many of them are "meh").
Dinner: http://www.cafe-extrablatt.com , http://www.beiomakleinmann.de (not near the cathedral, but worth the walk), http://www.el-gaucho.de (ditto, Argentinian), http://www.excelsiorhotelernst.com/restaurant-bar/taku.html (expensive, wins awards), or for something really German, food in either the Gaffel or Fruh beer halls (personally I favour the Fruh beer hall).
Be sure to check out the railway bridge to look at the padlocks - it's a local tourist sight. You'll see why when you get there. The Roman museum's also excellent, and a bit upstream on an island is the Lindt chocolate museum. Whether you're fussed with the museum is up to you, but it's got a great chocolate shop you can visit without paying to see the museum. They do delicious chocolate with cashew nuts and curry powder...
Nov 14, 2012 5:43 AM
2not so great ambiance: then there's plenty of choice, there's e.g. a big and (imo) decent foodhall below the station with lots of options. for something more upmarket: http://www.cafe-stanton.de/ - alas opens fairly late, however good for a snack anytime. for beerhalls, personally I prefer Päffgen in the Friesenstraße. for a slightly different (i.e. younger, a bit etsy) christmas market I can recommend the Stadtgarten next to Cologne West station...
Nov 14, 2012 8:16 AM
3Define 'costly'. There is no point in someone telling you of a place where breakfast is 10E if your hotel is 8E.
Define 'breakfast' ie. continental, bacon and egss, etc. What do you want to eat?
Define 'grab'. Are you happy to 'grab' it and go sit in a park to eat? Or 'grab' it and stand up to eat as is common in some places with the price to sit down being more money.
I shudder at the thought of 'grabbing' a meal. How uncivilized, brings to mind pictures of 'fast food'.
Nov 14, 2012 10:21 PM
4For breakfast simply go to any bakery - you'll find them everywhere. A lot of them have tables to stand or sit at and will serve coffee as well as fresh bakery products. And for the evening try walking from the Breslauer Platz end of the station to Eigelstein - you'll find lots of cheap eateries on the way (and places with more atmosphere around Eigelstein)
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