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Cafe Riese

Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9258260
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
“rye bread” (2 reviews)
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German, Cafe, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great cake, coffee, tea and refreshments are offered in this traditional pace that manages to go with times. Meaning that the products are traditionally good but the entourage is modern and nice. A real treat and perfect service. You can sit inside or on the...More

Thank maintiendrai
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

2.7.18 Went here to get some KaseKuchen and was disappointed. The lady said we always have KK but that can’t be true as there was none to be had. The place is quite nice but could not try what I came for so settled for...More

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This very popular German café manages to maintain a sense of genuineness despite being in the middle of Cologne's shopping area. Plenty of choice, plentiful of waiters and waitresses and overall goid service. They even have a fair selection of warm dishes - I prefer...More

Thank Karim K
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Living in Canada since 1967,my wife and I unfortunately do not have many chances to visit the " Cafe' Riese".But when we are in Cologne to visit relatives and the "Christmas Markets",several visits to the "Cafe' Riese" are a must.For me it represents more than...More

1  Thank GMj-travel
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast before attending the Christmas markets. Appalling customer service towards English customers! Staff were friendly to germans but not to the English. As could not speak the language found it hard to communicate but still staff had no time for us and would...More

Thank tven6111
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Not English friendly AT ALL. The staff didn't care to pay any attention to us even for a minute. Every question we asked was met with an arrogant, annoyed look with no response. We had to point at food and didn't really get what we...More

Thank Chandini b
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Good selection of breads, cakes, snacks etc. Handily located for the centre of the city. We had breakfast, which was ok, but we can't tell what other meals might be like

Thank Fellwalker2011
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I don't think that you can find something like Cafe Riese in Cologne. The menu is rich of many options to choose from whether you are here for breakfast or just coffee and desert. Food and desert are very delicious and fresh, coffee is super...More

Thank Omar O
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow ... where did they bring all these cakes form? Were they made in heaven? Very possible! I didn't even have any, I had a rich chicken soup that fully reminded me of my grandmothers kitchen ... I just loved it. Next time...More

1  Thank YSAS70
Reviewed 15 May 2017

There is such a wide variety of cakes to choose from that you are spoilt for choice! But they taste heavenly. Service was good.

1  Thank PDKJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 9258260
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For over 100 years the traditional and popular family-run Café Riese in Cologne has been catering to the sweet tastes of its customers with friendliness and an excellent quality. Both today and in the past, only the highest quality standards have been good enough for our products. Hence, we are part of an old bakery tradition, which we continue with fresh new ideas. Come and experience the delicious taste and quality of our popular products - all 'home made' in Café Riese tradition - such as layer cakes, crispy pastries, finest pralines and coffee specialties. Or try our Cologne style tapas called 'Riesaeppchen' to get a taste of Cologne´s cuisine, our rich selection of breads or our famous ice-cream prepared fresh in our own ice laboratory every single day.We are looking forward to welcome you!
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