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Cafe Riese

) #8 of 41 Dessert in Cologne #139 of 2,093 Places to Eat in Cologne €€ - €€€ German, Cafe, European
Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9258260
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“donuts” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
German, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Schildergasse 103, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

There is such a wide variety of cakes to choose from that you are spoilt for choice! But they taste heavenly. Service was good.

Thank PDKJ
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
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
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...More

Thank Kgriffiths999
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....More

Thank Andrew S
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...More

Thank Mohannad G
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...More

Thank davidmgatt
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Jonas S
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
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,...More

Thank Настя К
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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