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River Cafe

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Bergstrasse 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 7274651
09:00 - 01:00
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After traversing the Philosophers Walk, this cafe/restaurant provided a welcome break at one end of the walk (I started by the old bridge near the old town). Had a pleasant lunch of sweet potato soup and Smoked salmon with bread.

Thank Rashunal
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Been to River cafe second time today for breakfast/brunch with friends. Difficult to get a table inside, place was packed, but still managed for 4 of us, thanks to friendly and helpful staff... Breakfast platter for 2 for 25 Euros is a lot! Variety of two Proseccos, two fresh squized Orange juices (0,1 deciliters!), cheese & meat and Muesli and... More 

Thank Christos S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Parisian style Cafe and restaurant... Friendly staff. We didn't have food there but the experience of having a drink in the outdoor area just right across the river was amazing. The restaurant from the inside felt so romantic with candles lit on every table. I used the toilet so I had to walk thru the whole restaurant and I should... More 

Thank Sahsouh
Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant for non-traditional, high quality food. My friend ordered the restaurant's take on the club sandwich, which was absolutely delicious. I ordered the lasagna dish which came with truffles and cream and crisp bread instead of noodles. It was like nothing I had ever had but was one of the more memorable meals we had in Heidelberg. I highly... More 

Thank jclarkperry
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good(especially breakfast), the drinks are better, the location is the best. You can sit there basically at any time of the day and enjoy a few drinks while watching people in one of the nicest areas of Heidelberg close to the Neckar and Theodor Heuss Brücke. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jenni D
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is our favorite place in Heidelberg for a romantic dinner, saturday lunch or afternoon coffee, any time of the year! The food is consistently delicious, and the setting so charming. The outdoor area is great for the afternoon and indoor is very nice in winter and in the evening. Not to be missed when in Heidelberg!

Thank Yas961
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Saturday morning, friendly staff but waited for our coffees too long. A shame no crispy German breadrolls in the basket just baguette and rye bread.

Thank Margymarge
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I loved the food at this charming restaurant as well as the delightful quiet atmosphere. The decor of the restaurant is also quite lovely and welcoming. The slow roasted shoulder lamb with quinoa was delicious and the dessert, a coconut ice-cream and white chocolate with cherries, was superb. We were delighted to find such a wonderful restaurant, I would go... More 

Thank Barbados09
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267 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

we really enjoyed our dinner: fresh fish, asparagus (perfectly done) and an amazing risotto. the 3 sorbet dessert was lovely. All the dishes were beautifully presented service was excellent

Thank Mary Frances S
Surrey, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was on our list of possibles for dinner in Heidelberg due to the reviews and certificate of excellence on TA. We came across it when out exploring the town and as it looked inviting and the menu was interesting we decided to book for dinner that evening. It was all just amazing, the welcome, the table setting and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bergstrasse 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 7274651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?