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Cafe RICO

#138 of 1,970 Places to Eat in Cologne
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Mittelstrasse 31 + 33 | D-50672 Cologne, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2405364
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 39
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious brunch, friendly service!

Popped in for some brunch after reading the reviews. We had the scrambled eggs and the farmers special, both of which were excellent. The service was a little slow as it was busy, but the staff were friendly and had good English. Would recommend, great spot to people watch and enjoy a nice meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul B
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some brunch after reading the reviews. We had the scrambled eggs and the farmers special, both of which were excellent. The service was a little slow as it was busy, but the staff were friendly and had good English. Would recommend, great spot to people watch and enjoy a nice meal.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We walked in and wanted a table for 2. The waiters basically put their hands up and said there are no tables free and we'd have to watch out ourselves if something gets free. Sad that the staff don't know how to handle guests. One of the staff was also nervous and stressed out that he started reacting with panic... More 

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Juergen1962, Inhaber at Cafe RICO, responded to this review

Sorry for your inconveniences during your stay at Café Rico. It sounds like a big drama. BUT: In germany it's not usual to get seated in a daytime Café. Café Rico is not a Restaurant. So you have received the right answer, that you have to look for a table by yourself, as everybody does. Every guest has the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic breakfast, a hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start a day of Christmas market fun! Awesome coffee as well. Relaxed atmosphere and quick service. Would recommend for sure. I'd even go so far and say this would be my last meal if I was on death row... Danke.

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Thank Sebastian J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing, buzzy brunch place which will not disappoint! The portions are huge and the coffee is exceptionally good. I had the Farmers scrambled egg and it was perfectly cooked and came with lovely bread! This is the best place to spend your mornings in Cologne and you can sit outside and watch the world go by.

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2 Thank Libby D
Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here when visiting the Christmas market. The staff is very friendly. Their café Rico (coffee with hot Chocolate) is fantastic. One look at their pastry and you'll want to try them all.

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1 Thank Inez01
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Too busy inside so we sat outside...took the waiter about 15 minutes to come get our order...we obviously annoyed him with our questions in English but menu was only in German so of course we had a few questions about the food... Took him another 15 minutes to bring our drinks. And then we waited, waited, waited... After 30 minutes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Wonderful service, but a selection of super cakes which were rather disappointing. Shame they all looked great.

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Thank Isa B
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

So happy my friend and I stumbled onto this place. Friendly, attenrive staff who speak perfect English (of course). We had giant (I do mean giant) egg omelets, fresh bread, jam, butter, and the best cappuccino I've had in Germany. They use a lot of organic products, and there are salads, yogurt, museli, and other healthy dishes on the menu.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The Café is very open, with big Stores windows and the interior of the cafe is easily visible from the street. They also have an outside area, but it's located more or less on the pavement. The people passing by, in fact ,walk right trough this outside area. They have a small food menu, like snakes, breakfast and cake and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We took a nice 15 minute walk from Dom Cathedral to this delicous restaurant. I have no words for how amazing the breakfast was! The menu was hard to decipher, even with kinda-sorta English translation. Luckily the staff was patient with us (even during peak hours!) and explained the menu and answered all of our questions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mittelstrasse 31 + 33 | D-50672 Cologne, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2405364

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 21
  • Cuisine: German, Bar, Mediterranean, French, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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