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Swiss, Cafe, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Huge variety of different fresh meals: salads, soups, tartes and different cakes. The best thing is their big selection of teas and coffee specialities. Everything is topped with a friendly and fast service.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

One of my preferred places in Schaffhausen with a nice variety of dishes and a perfect spot for people watching in the middle.of the beautiful Schaffhausen! Do not miss it!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 9 January 2020

Cafe Vordergasse is a vegetarian restaurant. I didn't realise that when I went in, but I am so glad that I did visit them. The food is absolutely wonderful and so tasty - I had their curry! The atmosphere is so cozy and inviting and...you can take a book or read one of their magazines or newspapers that they have available, and park yourself there for a while.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 17 December 2019

My wife and I stopped here as we broke away from our tour and found the food and service to be really good. But the best part was the Apple Pie for desert. WOW

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 9 August 2019

Excellent service and good quality products. In the summer, I like their Ice-coffee, but also the light lunch and soups are excellent.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

It is a really beautiful and cozy place to have your coffee and light lunch ! The atmosphere travels you in an old style caffe. The service was excellent and really helpful! I suggest it if you are in the area 👌👌!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

We stumbled in for lunch not knowing where to go in town and, we’ll we got lucky. It just happens to be the #1 restaurant in Schaffhausen. Great food and friendly service. The food came fast. Our server was so friendly. I think we occupied...the last table so they fill up for lunch. We each tried one of the quiche and salad specials with a local helles beer. We highly recommend Cafe Vordergasse for lunch!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

It is a beautiful place with a great vegetarian menu and wonderful cakes! Just try it and you will definitely want to come back! 😊

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 16 April 2019

We made a beeline for Cafe Vordergasse based on previous TripAdvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed! We were served by a very friendly man who overheard us talking in English and offered us English menus. As the weather was nice, we opted to sit outside,...but inside is equally nice, styled as a quaint old tea room. The menu is great, it was so hard to choose! I was torn between the milkshakes and the ice cream sundaes. I finally decided on a small vanilla milkshake - which wasn't very small at all! - and begs the question, how big are their large milkshakes?! It complemented a delicious slice of lemon cake perfectly! My co-eater had a Falcon beer and a cream-sandwiched meringue dessert, served with ice cream and decorated with fruit, which looked very decadent! All this came to approximately 25CHF. I'd highly recommend this cafe, with its indulgent menu and friendly, attentive service - what more could you ask for?!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Nice historical place, right in the center of the town. Service is good, menu very schizophrenic but which includes an amazing hummus dish. Lots of fresh juices are available and exotic syrups. Not the traditional experience the facade promises but O like it like this.

Date of visit: February 2019
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28 July 2016|
Response from | Property representative |
Unfortunately, not really. We use nuts in almost everything. Salads would be fine but most children don't want this. Sorry!
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20 July 2016|
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We are open all year long except for Swiss holidays. 1. August we are closed.
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Cafe Vordergasse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5