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Bergstrasse 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49(0)6221 7274651
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly place with good food

Great little place with a friendly atmosphere. I love coming here for breakfast - excellent home-made jam, and the River Cafe breakfast for two will fill you up until dinner! Good daily lunch specials. I especially like coming here in the spring, when it's just warm enough to sit outside in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
HDgirl72
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Heidelberg, Germany
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a lovely breakfast in this busy charming cafe. Its worth booking a table as we ate at the bar as all the tables were full. This was probably due to the bad weather which meant all the tables outside couldn't be used. The food was great; we had a mini-breakfast buffet, complete with jams, meats and cheeses, as... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great little place with a friendly atmosphere. I love coming here for breakfast - excellent home-made jam, and the River Cafe breakfast for two will fill you up until dinner! Good daily lunch specials. I especially like coming here in the spring, when it's just warm enough to sit outside in the sun. Their outdoor space has sun pretty much... More 

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Berkeley, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have visited the River Cafe several times and it never disappoints. It is an informal place with tables outside on the sidewalk under umbrellas as well as indoor dining. The kitchen is good, portions are substantial, and the waitresses are efficient, hardworking and pretty. What is not to like?

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is arguably one of the friendliest places I have ever visited in Germany. The waiters are very attentive and don't mind speaking a bit of English. The menu is in German thou although the staff will kindly explain for any non German speakers. Whenever I visit, I make it my pledge to go here for the best breakfast. Frustruck... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We rented an apartment near this small and inviting looking restaurant on the 'quiet side' of the river to celebrate the New Year. We popped in on our first night without a booking, got a lovely window table and staff were very welcoming, doing their best to describe the dishes in English for us. Having had the usual German tourist... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

went here for an anniversary meal. had the three course set menu but got a little extra starter for free. the food was nice, and different to what you would get in a usual restaurant (we had wild boar, venison and zander) but, regarding the taste, you could possibly expect a little bit more for the price. was slightly disappointed... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love this place - it's cozy, with old stone walls inside and a nice terrace outside, perfect to watch the people pass by. The food was always awesome, was it for lunch or dinner, though slightly more expensive than the surrounding restaurants. Try their Latte too! The milkfoam is so compact and the coffee just perfect.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you have celiac disease you know how scary it can be traveling...particularly if one doesn't speak the language. Well, I had no trouble at the River Cafe. Had an amazing roast chicken and greens "salad" and it was perfect. And the Riesling was delicious. Great view, lovely outdoor seating, perfect end to a delightful day.

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Washington, DC
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Located on the "new" side of the river this restaurant offers a respite from the tourist traps in old city. The food was delicious. .I'd recommend the duck. As for mixology the prosecco special (monitor with sparkling wine) phenomenal! !

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Heide, Germany
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I was there for a lunch meeting on a sunny day. Due to the temperature we sat inside but it really looks like being the spot in Heidelberg´s hip neighborhood Neuenheim to sit outside and watch people. The whole place is kind of tiny and cosy, very small bistro style tables and huge windows. The menue is food wise a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bergstrasse 2, 69120 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49(0)6221 7274651
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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