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Cafe Riese

#10 of 41 Dessert in Cologne
#157 of 2,079 Places to Eat in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9258260
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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St. Augustine, Florida
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

Thank Otterhoney
Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

Thank Myrna N
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 husband. Enormous! They also sell their homemade Reises chocolate bars and chocolate Doms. Yum.

Thank Kgriffiths999
Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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. The menu is quite extensive and quite diverse - and not too expensive which was... More 

Thank Andrew S
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 this place better they were helpful and happy to help. Pros: 1- fresh juice 2-waiters... More 

Thank Mohannad G
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
2 reviews
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 if we knew how the system worked there and that we were supposed to pay... More 

Thank davidmgatt
Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Whether you're just wandering in the nearbies or willing to have a full stop, this place is an excellent option - you can buy on the move or sit inside for a delightful session. Huge variety on sweet, coffee, ice creams or snacks. I tried many different things and all were tasty, the ice cream was incredible. This is home... More 

Thank Jonas S
Taipei, Taiwan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016

在逛街回程的路上, 發現了Cafe Riese的排隊人潮, 原來是晚上19:00的Happy Hour, 麵包通通40% off. 在德國選擇酥酥脆脆的麵包特別好吃, 在Riese 也買了些這種類型的, 都做得滿好吃的喔, Happy Hour的價格特別划算.

Thank Irenechan0207
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The place is so nice, you won't find something like that in Cologne. Perfect for breakfast! Moreover, there are the best desserts of Cologne I'm not a fan of cakes, but they are just perfect there! I was in love And the choice is huge, you will definitely find what you like

Thank Настя К
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Visit this place, if you want to enjoy a good coffee and a yummy desert. Try Berliner (donut filled with apricot jam) or the famous Dom Waffeln. The staff is very polite.

Thank Anastasios M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 27
German, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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
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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