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Cafe Simon

Am Rindermarkt 10, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)851 3838850
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Ranked #5 of 123 restaurants in Passau
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Opelika AL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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314 reviews 314 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place makes chocolates of all kinds and they also serve good food and good cakes. There are a few of these cafe's to be found all across passau. The chocolates are certainly worth it, not bad at all. If you want more about chocolate I'd suggest the Flemmish chocolate house in the Grabengasse though. But for a nice snack,... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Passau is a charming border town between Germany and Austria on the confluence of three rivers - the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. The Christmas market provided the festive atmosphere but the highlight of the visit was sampling the hot chocolate in Cafe Simon. The pastries and gingerbread were absolutely delicious and it was impossible to leave without purchasing... More

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