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Cafe Hauptwache

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Innenstadt
German, Contemporary, Café
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An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
06921998627
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An architectural eye catcher

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
simmonskUSA
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Paris, France
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271 reviews 271 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The main advantage of the Hauptwache is that it offers good food being in the heart of tourist centre of Frankfurt and being itself a tourist attraction. Prices are reasonable, and the main hits of Frankfurter cuisine are present in menu, so we enjoyed Frankfurter appetizer, Grüne sosse and Apfelwein. All were very good. Service is also nice and efficient.... More 

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london
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21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Beautiful looking building, had lunch here Sunday. Very nice Pigs Knuckle with potatoes and cabbage. Nice outside seating areas with blankets and heaters but not much of a view, surrounded by modern shops and offices. Mint tea was lovely. Nice place to stop for a while, quite small inside and huge outside area.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Hauptwache really is a study in contrasts. Right in the middle of a bustling, modern city you stumble across a small, two story building that hails from a bygone age. My friend and I were meandering our way through Frankfurt looking for somewhere where we could rest our feet and have a bite to eat. The Hauptwache looked so... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of Frankfurt's oldest landmarks, the Cafe Hauptwache easily bridges the old and new. The architecture of the original brick building is offset by the modern tables and chairs in the large outdoor courtyard area, which is perfect for watching the world go by. The menu offers contemporary and traditional choices(potatoes with green-herb-sauce) depending on season and the cake vitrine... More 

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Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The schnitzel and appfelwine was simply super and the ambiance sitting in the square courtyard was excellent. Lovely choices of food on the menu. Recommend it for sure.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

drinks are expensive but the prices for meal are OK. with good service. I will bring my friends there when they are visiting us in Frankfurt.

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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, Contemporary, Café

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