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Cafe Simon

Am Rindermarkt 10, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)851 3838850
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Ranked #2 of 125 Restaurants in Passau
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were in port for just a few hours whilst on a river cruise and were recommended this cafe for chocolates. It was slightly raining and we decided to get a treat and a table for shelter. We ended up having the best coffee and strudel of the trip. The chocolates were luscious...rich...decadent. Everything you want in chocolate. I believe... More

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Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the best cafes in Passau. Great cakes, wonderful ice cream and coffee, served by and charming staff.

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Opelika AL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We just happened upon this lovely cafe as we were walking around Passau. We are on a long cycling trip across Europe and were wanting a small lunch. The pastries are AMAZING. You will never have such lovely tortes,cakes and coffees. I had the potato pancake with tomato sauce and mozzarella and basil with a small salad. My husband had... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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98 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee and a cookie while on a mission to buy gingerbread cookies to take back to the US. Everyone told me Cafe Simon was the place to go for gingerbread. They gave me a sample when I walked in and I immediately knew everyone was right. Amazing cookies and a nice little cafe with friendly wait staff,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As part of walking tour, we watched a demo on how gingerbread cookies are made. I definitely like the ones made out of sugar instead of honey or marzipan. We brought home 6 bags for families and cocoa mix. The other cookies and cakes were also delectable.

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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161 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Meeting several generations of gingerbread makers was one of the highlights of the tour of Passau. It was great to see such pride in their work and see how traditions are handed down from generation to generation. They gave us several types of gingerbread to try and told us the history of this winter tradition.

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Burgess Hill
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30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We managed to catch a Gingerbread demonstration at the Cafe, the gingerbread was that good we went for a walk around the Christmas Market and Passau town before returning for lunch. There was a large choice on the menu, we had a really good lunch, Elder Simon, stopped by our table for a quick chat and to wish us a... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stopped by Cafe Simon to see a demonstration of how Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) was made, really interesting with ample samples available to try, also some excellent Glühwein to keep out the cold! The Cafe and attached shop looked so nice we decided to come back later for a coffee and pastry, what a good decision that was! When we returned... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We made a visit to Cafe' Simon, while in Passau. Met the Elder Simon and his Son who is now the owner. We were fortunate to see how the dough is made and a sample of the products. Had Glühwein which on that cold day was wonderful.

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Augusta, GA
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This place was recommended by our cruise ship. We stopped in for cake only, but they also serve lots of different foods. We had a cake with vanilla, walnuts and Kirsch. It looked like a Napoleon but had the walnut cake-like layers rather than phyllo pastry. We split one slice, and it was so moist and delicious. My husband had... More

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