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Cafe Riese

Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9258260
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
German, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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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
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this Cafe ! We had the mozzarella Panini and the quiche was light and flaky. feta tomato flatbread. We enjoyed everything! Poppyseed pastry was amazing!

1  Thank Otterhoney
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Love the cookies n the bread - my first delicatessen store first time I arrived in köln last year - I have been coming to this store for their berliner - and hot chocolate

1  Thank Myrna N
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this cafe in Neumarkt three times in the 2 weeks i was in Cologne. Always busy. Food nice but a bit pricey for the serve. But for cake slices the Germans know how to give large serves. Took a piece home for my...More

1  Thank Kgriffiths999
Reviewed 16 December 2016

With the better half in Cologne for the Christmas markets and feeling peckish, we came across Cafe Riese and decided to give it a try, entering through the shop to find a very large and well patronised cafe/restaurant. Beautiful surroundings, very clean and well presented....More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What sells are the good food good atmosphere good sitting and great waiters will make the worst place great if you have a decent cook with good food and good taste , so the food was not bad less than good but the waiters made...More

1  Thank Mohannad G
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

So as soon as we passed by the place we went in as it looked lovely. We went to buy and when we ordered from the counter and proceeded to sit down one of the girls who worked there started screaming "you pay now" as...More

Thank davidmgatt
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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
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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