We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Hauptwache

An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 21998627
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (19 reviews)
“potato soup” (8 reviews)
“cheesecake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Write a Review
Reviews (545)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we visited this cafe the staff was very attentive and genuinely nice. The meal came quickly and was simply delicious. Would definitely recommend, although it's not the cheapest option, the service and nice setting make it worth every penny!

Thank LukasSolecki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting was nice and the place of the restaurant is noce just in the middle of the square shoping places around you and near to the metro station, food is great but what cought my attention is the hostess who was serving us her...More

Thank Abdallah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't mind playing the naive tourist and submitting yourself to the full joys of a tourist trap to indulge in a carnivorous feast, then you will find this cafe right up your alley! We dived in with eyes wide open and came out...More

Thank Gattaca616
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pretty crowded and lively. It was Christmas season and they offered Christmas special meal, so I decided to try that. Well, it wasn't special at all, and slightly worse than 'normal' meal, actually. It was quite pricey compare to the dish. Appetizer bread...More

Thank Isabel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location is pretty central. My Cesar salad had to much sauce. Main reason for not giving full Points are the high prices (0,5l beer 6,50) and even the toilet has a women in Front which wants to see some coins.

Thank lanimalf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is in the centre of Frankfurt and is close to all shopping including Galeria Kaufhof, a major department store. It has indoor and outdoor dining but sitting outside is preferred. The menu is typically German but is reasonably priced. The service is efficient...More

1  Thank Judy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a few drinks after an afternoon of shopping. The terrace in the sun is just marvellous and it is a joy to see the world walk by. Quick service by a friendly waitress even though we only ordered drinks and not...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Café Hauptwache is a large restaurant in downtown Frankfurt. They have lots of tables inside and outside. The food and service was good when we had dinner there and the historic building is interesting.

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Lovely location near the train station but the potato soup was the star. Good service in an old beautiful building.

Thank 2-goodtimetravelers
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful location nice place We used to enjoy sitting there Food was good. Tasty coffee The service was not bad I consider the lady was a little bit rude which we didn't like

Thank Saleh A
Nearby Restaurants
86 reviews
.10 km away
Ristorante Paninoteca
153 reviews
.14 km away
Mantis Bar & Grill
109 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Hauptwache
605 reviews
.02 km away
513 reviews
.23 km away
Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache
155 reviews
.11 km away
Stock Exchange (Borse)
140 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Need reservations for tonight
24 March 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Irina S | Reviewed this property |
Reservation online is not a problem. The restaurant has a site of their own, where you just have to choose the date and the time available on that day. Also, enter the number of people coming. The first time we just turned... More
Do we need reservations tonight?
23 March 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from AkmalMagdy | Reviewed this property |
Not a must but better do to make sure you get an indoor table.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Innenstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 69 21998627
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing