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Cafe Wahlen

#127 of 2,061 Places to Eat in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Hohenstaufenring 64, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:30
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Lissone, Italy
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453 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Do you want to go down memory lane? Do you love the style of the 60´s? Do you want to eat an excellent cake brought to you by a waitress with a little lace white apron? Then this is your place. The café is 105 years old, a real institution. The location is not really appealing, being it on one... More 

Thank Deinos1
Cologne, Germany
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761 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

fter taking a walk at a Park by the Rhine we looked for a cozy shelter in city center and decided to have a short stop at this legendary Cafe at the Hohenstaufenring which belongs to Old Town City-Cologne South. I never heard about this institution at all, but my loving Guide did: Here we come, with some thirst and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Very delicious cakes! I don't remember the names, but the ones on the photo with chocolate and nuts were super delicious, light and tender!

Thank Aytesha
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A typical grandma's cafe from the 30's with loads of good cakes and sweets. Perfect for an afternoon rendezvous with sweetness. Staff at the counter are very friendly and helpful. Similar to the Cafe Müller Langhardt in Bonn.

Thank Srini_Satya
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

There are downsides to what might be considered an eating time capsule. But this place has none and it enshrines the best of European tea tradition with exemplary service, world-class cake and traditional snacks and an ambience that makes one want to go back in time. If the kuchen is calling, this is the best place on the globe to... More 

Thank Andrew H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

This is like the Betty's of Cologne. I had '2 Eier im Glas' and a hot chocolate and it was super tasty. Quick service, friendly. Recommend coming here for a warm, wholesome breakfast in a very pleasant setting.

Thank Amaya H
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Cafe Wahlen has a long history and tradition as a cafe serving lunch and a selection of amazing cakes. If you go there on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, you'll probably have to fight for a table. But their selection of cakes can't be beaten here in Cologne and it is a must visit for everyone who wants to try... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Wonderful atmosphere you could be back in 1930;s little circular tables cake shop when you enter great old fashioned German daily lunchtime menu real efficient waitresses you do have to wait for food think they cook fresh Look around at the others eating a real experience wonder how long many of them have been coming in. Oh yes and food... More 

Thank Trevor S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

What a strange and hidden gem. Amazing (and big) slices of delicious cake that you choose upon entry and are then given a ticket for. Once seated, you order your drinks, redeem the ticket and are served both at your table. The place has sixties wallpaper and a retro film set feel. It's not fake though - it just feels... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

Stopped by for torte and hot chocolate on a windy raw day. Perfect. Good selection of pastries. Waitresses wore white starched lace aprons you might see in Vienna. Also, they handed out umbrellas from their "lost and found" stash to patrons who wanted to leave during a heavy downpour!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
09:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hohenstaufenring 64, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
A traditional cafe that has been around for ages. Very surprised you don't have it listed as it is a landmark in Cologne.

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