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River Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Bergstr. 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 7274651
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Bergstr. 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came on a warm April night, and the patio was packed with people. They won't reserve tables outside, and I can see why - it's most of their business on a nice-weather night. But the food is very much worth coming here. A reservation...More

Thank mcqker
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

When outside seating is open (dependent on weather/closed in winter) it’s the best place to have a relaxed drink. Selection of food is small but always extraordinary good! Bar is very popular among locals, so not crowded with tourists at all

Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nice local cafe with excellent menu - have been there for breakfast... which had only a small but good selection and all freshly prepared... good is that the number of tourist is limited... the bread was not a highlight...(try making it yourself and you will...More

1  Thank Joerg K
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food was great and the atmosphere nice and inviting. I like the interior with the columns. It gives that downtown feeling. The place was well attended . Unfortunately the waiters were extremely busy and it was hard to order drinks and they completely forgot...More

Thank tuijahawaii2015
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited Heidelberg in late May 2017, l have been to Heidelberg quite a lot over the years due to business and decided to actually visit as a tourist and it did not disappoint. Before travelling l had googled various good restaurants to book and...More

Thank johngrima694
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Cozy place with nice food but it was overpriced. We had the sweet potato and sous vide beef, which was very good, but the serving was too small and way overpriced at 19,5 euros. The staff was attentive, fast, and polite. And they spoke English....More

Thank Morten K
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, one of HEidelberg's hidden gems known to the locals. Has an amazing menu between salads, antipasti, steak and daily specials. A very cute outdoor seating area just like the cafes in France. Highly recommended for drinks.

Thank rashaddubai
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a great place and has a good vibe to it. Food is good and service is fine. If the weather permits one can sit out and enjoy the sun, like when I was there.

Thank NeelinJagtap
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited the River Cafe on a whim on a Friday night and were happy we did! The menu items all sounded good and every dish we saw leave the kitchen (including ours) looked really good. The ingredients were fresh and of good quality. Our...More

Thank Ragmagic
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bergstr. 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 7274651
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