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Cafe Hauptwache

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Innenstadt
German, Café, Contemporary
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An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
06921998627
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 51
    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
Most recent review
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
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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130 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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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4,686 helpful votes 4,686 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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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 5 - 33
  • Cuisine: German, Café, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?