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Schmittchen

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Altstadt-Nord
German, European, Central European
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Breite Str. 38, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2578436
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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New Providence Island
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The waiters are tradition, some work there for 30 years, and they do recognize their regulars and those, like me, who have not been present in 2 years. The KOELSCH is flowing freely, great draft, keep it coming, is tradition. Never an empty glas in sight. The locale is in a walk-zone which does not mean that motorcyclist shave your... More 

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Thank HeiniHHH
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were looking for a place to have lunch on our first day in Cologne and walked past this restaurant. One of the friendly gentlemen talked us through the menu and gave his recommendations as we had never eaten German food before. We had kölsch, schnitzel and various sausages which were all filling portions served with salad. If you're coming... More 

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Thank Dameauxchats
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Service was initially good. However, we had to wait a VERY long time, then the order was incorrect. Waiter became rude, refused to correct the order, and charged full price. There are far better restaurants nearby.

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Thank Jack W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

At first appearances whilst passing by we nearly considered giving this very delightful restaurant a miss. We were very pleased to have reconsidered and would have lost out on tremendous experience. This gem of a typical German restaurant presented to be the most hospital welcome we received in our 21 day trip of Germany. Our host was a supurb entertainer... More 

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Thank Wynand S
Osaka, Japan
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Our first meal in Koln, we were approached by a friendly older gentleman while checking out their menu outside the front doors. The meals were typical German pub fare (huge and filling) and the beer was, of course, delicious Kolsch. The waiters were busy but friendly. The only odd thing was the interior...looked like they had just finished having a... More 

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Thank drsOsaka_Japan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Good food and drinks. Good waiters and complete experience. From soup to main dishes + potato pancakes!!! 5 stars from 5. Reccomended.

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Thank Tarmo R
Darwen
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Found this place by chance great homemade German food don't pay any attention to eclectic interior staff very friendly and helped us choose inexpensive great food full of local people have good time pay it a visit with open mind

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Thank ebeeson
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this traditional bar / eatery on Friday night. It was very busy, the waiter forgot we had asked for a table to eat but it didn't matter too much as the bar lady kept us well stocked with kolch as we waited. Once we reminded the waiter once it was quieter we were immediately seated at a table.... More 

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Thank karilourich
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend for our last dinner in cologne before heading to the airport. Was more of a convenient stop than anything else. Waiter was a tad gruff and spoke little to no English which didn't make us feel too welcome. I ordered the pork knuckle hoping for a recreation of the same meal else where and it... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

on our touring holiday to the Mosel we decided to pay Cologne a visit and ended up in this dreadful restaurant. The older waiter was incredibly rude and snide - I don't think he appreciates that English tourists pay the same money and his wages as the Germans. He showed such an open dislike to me that I actually felt... More 

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Thank Grenache5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Breite Str. 38, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2578436

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