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Cafe Simon

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries
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Am Rindermarkt 10, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)851 3838850
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Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sweet!

A short walk from the riverboat docking station, Cafe Simon (Confiserie) was a sweet place to stop and see a gingerbread demonstration during our recent Viking River Cruise. We stocked up on containers of Lebkuchen to share with our family back home and were amazed by the huge selection of gourmet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Lisa M
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Carmel, Indiana
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Carmel, Indiana
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A short walk from the riverboat docking station, Cafe Simon (Confiserie) was a sweet place to stop and see a gingerbread demonstration during our recent Viking River Cruise. We stocked up on containers of Lebkuchen to share with our family back home and were amazed by the huge selection of gourmet chocolates that were available as well. When in Passau,... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited Cafe Simon as part of our cruise tour through Passau including demonstrations of gingerbread making from Mr. Simon and his son. Learning about the tradition of gingerbread and evolution of recipes from medieval times to today. An excellent cafe/coffee shops with many treats to enjoy. They have menus in English and all the staff we talked with are... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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704 reviews 704 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We got a gingerbread demonstration from Mr. Simon and his son we got to taste the evolution of their recipes. It was interesting as they moved from homey as the sweetener to molasses to sugar. They make much more than gingerbread. Everything was great. Nice staff and family.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit Cafe Simon on Dec. 3 as part of a Viking River Cruise. We were given a special presentation by the 3rd and 4th generation of the Simon family showing the three types of ginger bread (Lebkuchen). The original recipe using only honey was my favorite. If you are on a diet don't go thru... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a gingerbread making talk from the charming owner Her Simon (arranged by Viking Cruises), which was super. The cafe shop serves yummy pasteries etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The Best gingerbread ever. I Should have brought more home. Absolutely wonderful. Just have to find my favorite to ship here.

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minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a great little cafe. Get here right after the church concert because it will fill up fast. You will have to fight the locals for seats as well. The food is wonderful and the service was quick and attentive. The sweets are something every town in America should have available.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This cafe serves both light food and coffee/cake. Its location makes it nice for tourists, but the quality of the food is high and well worth a stop. We had soup and sandwiches. My Griessknoedel soup was well-made and very tasty. We chatted with our neighbors, whose cake and coffee were also excellent. Prices I found were a touch high,... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Am Rindermarkt 10, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Lower Bavaria  >  Passau
  • Phone Number: +49(0)851 3838850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?