Top Choice German in Düsseldorf

Brauerei im Füchschen

Boisterous, packed and drenched with local colour – the ‘Little Fox’ in the Altstadt is all you expect a Rhenish beer hall to be. The kitchen makes a mean Schweinshaxe (roast pork leg). The high-ceilinged interior e…
Top Choice French in Bonn


This little bistro-deli is so fantastically French you’ll feel like donning a beret and affecting a silly accent. Dine on unfussy gourmet cuisine – paired with great wines, bien sûr – or get a superlative picnic fro…
Top Choice German in Aachen

Am Knipp

Hungry grazers have stopped by this traditional inn since 1698, and you too will have a fine time enjoying hearty German cuisine served amid a flea market’s worth of knick-knacks or, if weather permits, in the big b…
Top Choice German in Münster

Altes Gasthaus Leve

Münster’s oldest inn (since 1607) has painted tiles, oil paintings and copper etchings that form a suitably rustic backdrop to the hearty Westphalian fare. Besides seasonal specials, stalwart dishes such as lima-bea…
Top Choice Modern European in Cologne

Salon Schmitz

Spread over three historic row houses, the Schmitz empire is your one-stop for excellent food and drink. From the casual bistro to excellent seasonal meals in the restaurant to the takeaway deli, you'll find somethi…
Top Choice Brewery in Münster

Pinkus Müller

One of Germany's best small brewers, Pinkus Müller has a namesake pub and restaurant in the heart of the nightlife-filled Kuhviertel. It has a swath of tables out front under a big tree and tables scattered in a war…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Düsseldorf

Libanon Express

Crammed with mirrors and tiles, this cafe serves great kebabs, felafel and other Middle Eastern specialities. Its takeaway is a standout among competitors counting on customers to be too drunk to notice their poor f…
Top Choice German in Cologne

Bei Oma Kleinmann

Named for its long-time owner, who was still cooking almost to her last day at age 95 in 2009, this perennially booked, grafitti-covered restaurant serves oodles of schnitzel, made either with pork or veal and paire…
Top Choice Cafe in Düsseldorf

Café Hüftgold

A Flingern Boho classic, Café Hüftgold is renowned for its amazing cakes, tortes and more baked goodness. The coffee and sandwiches are good as well.
Top Choice Cafe in Essen


An Italian treasure! This cafe is beautifully situated in an old house and offers easily the best coffee in the region. Also enjoy paninis and other simple Med classics. Retreat to tables in the garden or soak up th…