Salon Schmitz

Top choice european in Cologne

Spread over three historical row houses, the Schmitz empire is your one-stop shop for excellent food and drink. Greet the day with a lavish breakfast in the retro-hip 1950s and '60s setting of the Salon; order cake, quiche or a hot dish in the Metzgerei, a historical butcher's shop turned deli; or indulge in a fine brasserie-style dinner in the art nouveau–styled Bar.

It's a perfect pit stop for relaxed chats over coffee, cocktails or creative meals. There are plenty of tables outside.