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$$ - $$$German, European,
Breite Str. 38, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2578436
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
1 week ago
“Probably not a typical day”
17 Dec 2017
“Lively Little Place”
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German, European, Central European, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Breite Str. 38, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate a late lunch there, very few people. Waiter attentive, and no long wait for the food: a nice fresh garden salad, and Leberkaes with fried potatoes. Both the meat and the potatoes were a little greasy and fried too much. Serving size generous. Cozy...More

Thank ukusa2155
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We went here after a busy day at that Christmas markets. The menu was a bit limited and not what was on the board outside but what we had was good. The waiter was was friendly and let us have a couple of beer glasses...More

Thank Tunleytraveller
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Just off the main shopping area, this little restaurant is well worth a visit. 5 of us had lovely potato cakes and salmon as reccommended by the very passionate and enthusiastic waiter. The other had beef which he said was delicious.

Thank deanothebaggie
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very central, close to Hbf and Kolner Dom, also located on the shopping street. Small restaurant, food service is slow. Good for trying kölsch beer.

Thank Ceren C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I'm not a one who loves cabbage, but I've tried a dish with cabbage here (pork, potato mash and cabbage). It was quite tasty. The personnel is extremely friendly. The place is cozy inside, but I preferred to stay outside, under the heater though. Everything...More

Thank Pavel_12
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went there for lunch with the kids. It was great to stay there for an hour or two. I guess it must have been the owner who talked to us, even presented a hand-written Mandarin menu and made sure we had a good time....More

Thank chrisu31
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Eclectic decor which seems to focus on what I must presume is the current or former owners love of the game of golf. Friendly, efficient service. The goulash was delicious and heartwarming, given the cold weather outside on the day I dined there and the...More

Thank DominicDeBurca
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...More

Thank HeiniHHH
Reviewed 12 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,...More

Thank dameauxchats
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.

Thank Jack W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
German, European, Central European, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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