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Cafe Hauptwache

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Innenstadt
German, Coffee Shop, Contemporary
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An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
06921998627
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for a great beer

Excellent iconic cafe in the heart of Frankfurt. Great spot for a good German beer or a hearty feed. An absolute must when in town. Great service and reasonable prices to top it off.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Chris C
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Windhoek, Namibia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This rich historic cafe has a lot to offer. I enjoyed a cup of Earl Grey Tea and warm waffles. The sunny morning and smiling waitresses put the cherry on the cake. This spot is perfectly located creating a blissful busyness to it. Read up on the history and you a are sure to enjoy the moment even more

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Tenerife, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My friend and I had a day in Frankfurt ..it was around 11.30am so we went and had a coffee .. Service wasn't very good and the coffee wasn't very nice either .. I also had a bottle of sparkling water .. I thought for what we had it was very expensive to !!

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Piraeus Region, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We had very nice veal sausages with cabbage and mass potato and with ketchup-curry but we found iy very expensive. The portions were not worthing their money!

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Sydney, Australia
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100 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent iconic cafe in the heart of Frankfurt. Great spot for a good German beer or a hearty feed. An absolute must when in town. Great service and reasonable prices to top it off.

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Salvador, BA
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72 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Cafe Hauptwache is a icon inside the great Cafes that Frankfurt com share with you, really is a classic place that you musto visit. Perfect local, perfect food and service.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was taken here by my colleagues to sample a traditional Frankfurt dinner - and I wasn't disappointed. I had the Schnitzel with green sauce (a must try) and a glass of Apfelwein - this isn't on the menu, but you can request it. Lovely atmosphere too!

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Paris, France
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278 reviews 278 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This historical building, an eye catcher that sits proudly at the head of Hauptwache, has had many different and very interesting lives over its nearly 300 year history. It now serves as a cafe/restaurant, after being restored following the devastation of WWII bombings. After which it was actually moved and rebuilt to accommodate the completion of the U-bahn. It reminds... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place's menu is nice and delicious. Merlot is worth to try. Their service should be upgraded, though. Service staff is a bit angry to you, when you ask for a fast delivery of your food. May be it was because we were a crowded team there to dine, but that should be a normal case. In the end, location,... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having just landed, travelled by train to Hauptwache and dropped our bags at the Hilton, we had our first Beer at the Cafe Hauptwache, along with Kasekuchen (cheese cake). A nice selection of food and drink, outside well heated areas (December) and staff very friendly, helpful and cheerful. Not noises and a good cross section of people and ages. We... More 

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great location just in the heart of the city center with extensive menu and drinks,reasonable price range,nice ambiance,very good to have some time while touring the city.Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Innenstadt
  • Neighborhood: Innenstadt
  • Phone Number: 06921998627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 34
  • Cuisine: German, Coffee Shop, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?