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Cafe Kowalski

Oberer Sand 1, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 851 2487
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
12 Apr 2017
“Great service, coffee and wifi”
7 Nov 2017
“The friendliest of cafés”
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Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European, International
Oberer Sand 1, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We came upon this by chance . Great location .Tables on the terrace outside with views of the Inn . The Sunday morning brunch looked amazing . There was a great buzz to it all and coffee was very good l Most of all it...More

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting Passat for the past 3 years but only found this place yesterday. Friendly service from staff who spoke both German and English. Coffee was also good and it's one of the few places in Passau with wifi. I'll definitely be going...More

Thank Buzzcola
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Interesting cafe with view on the river Inn and the park. Good friendly service and average quality of coffee.

Thank gloryrose
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to visit when in Passau. We first came here 22 years ago as students and have returned to Passau and eaten at Cafe Kowalski every 10 years or so! There is a good range of food and the desserts (especially...More

Thank Alwyn F
Reviewed 19 July 2015

4 of us ate here for lunch. The service was very good and they had staff that spoke very good english. The schnitzel was the best we had in all our time in Germany and the fires we cooked perfectly. Great place to sit and...More

Thank claky
Reviewed 11 June 2015

If you're in Passau and want to take a meal fast, but not fast food, try Kowalski. Good service and nice atmosphere.

Thank Vladislav_Pantsevich
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We stumbled into the Kowalski after a long bike ride down the Donau. We found the place buzzing with locals and a very friendly staff that were happy to wait while we attempted to speak German. The coffee was excellent and the pastries were old...More

Thank RuTech
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Not only is this one of the biggest and trendiest hang-outs in Passau, it is also home to some of the most delicious food! I recommend the Bacon Cheeseburger (complete with Kowalski's secret sauce and to-die-for fries) or the Veggie Burger. The salads and pasta...More

Thank LyndeesTravels
Reviewed 11 October 2014

The balcony of Cafe Kowlaski affords a tremendous view of the Inn River, and we were lucky to score a table on a sunny and warm October afternoon. What else we discovered was one of the specials--pasta with grilled prawns and really excellent homemade pesto....More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Café Kowalski is the perfect Sunday brunch place. There is an extensive, very varied buffet with eggs, bread, cheese, many salads, savoury elements, fruit juices and so on and so on. Try the ginger water! A great refresher! I highly recommend this place for your...More

Thank FrankSmits
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oberer Sand 1, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Lower Bavaria  >  Passau
  • Phone Number: +49 851 2487
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