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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
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Great but expensive

Iconic cafe in the heart of Frankfurt. Great spot for a good German beer. An absolute must when in town. Great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Lee_Anchalee
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Bangkok, Thailand
Good for:
  • Families with children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

3 staff walked past is with no recognition we existed. They happily chatted together. Over 5 minutes before our order was taken Then the drinks were plonked on your table. Just not a nice way to treat customers.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Iconic cafe in the heart of Frankfurt. Great spot for a good German beer. An absolute must when in town. Great service.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Over the years, I've eaten here a few times (this is my first TripAdvisor posting on it though). I've never had a bad experience here - the food is always of good quality, decent sized portions, hot (if the dish is supposed to be hot!!), and hearty. The beer and wine are good too, and the staff are very efficient... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First of all, this restaurant has a perfect location, just in the middle of the busy Frankfurt city center, close to the main attractions and shopping centers. I stopped there for a lunch and was nicely surprised by their seasonal menu that offered a delicious asparagus soup. Moreover, they give you a free bread basket with three kinds of sauces... More 

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61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Arrived late in Frankfurt and headed out of the hotel to find the red light shining on to this pace and thought we'd stop by. It's not a 1st class restaurant but it doesn't pretend to be it's more of a local food place with classical German dishes with huge portions! Nice place can't really complain...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had pork knuckle and frankfurt platter which comes with couple of sausages and a pork fillet. In terms of food, sausages were nice. Sauerkraut that came with pork knuckle was fresh and nice too. Pork knuckle was too bland. Mashed potato was too greasy. Overall food wasn't too bad but I've had better. Service was avearge. The worst thing was... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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105 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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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 - 33
  • 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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