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Cafe Riquet

Zentrum
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Schuhmachergasschen 1 (Reichsstrasse), 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9610000
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant cafe and surroundings

We came here for brunch and tried the Riquet (house) breakfast. The sparkling wine was a little flat but the canapés were tasty as were cakes and coffee. It was quite busy and the service a little slow and not very attentive. I would however definitely go again as it's quite eccentric, querky and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here for brunch and tried the Riquet (house) breakfast. The sparkling wine was a little flat but the canapés were tasty as were cakes and coffee. It was quite busy and the service a little slow and not very attentive. I would however definitely go again as it's quite eccentric, querky and Eastern European.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had a tuna salad here one lunchtime and a coffee and piece of the house speciality cake one afternoon. It's got lots of atmosphere and the service was prompt and with a smile even when rather busy. The food was fresh, tasty and good value.

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DFW, TEXAS
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19 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were in Leipzig for one day to visit the Christmas Markets which were wonderful. My feet were tired and I wanted to sit down for a little while and came upon this restaurant which was very busy and packed. We did not have to wait for a table very long and I ordered the hot dark chocolate which was... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

November in Leipzig, 2 degrees outside hot chocolate and cake inside. This was an ideal pit stop on our tour round Leipzig. The hot chocolate came in a choice of Dark or Milk, I chose the dark hot chocolate, it was delicious. It is a busy place therefore you may have to wait for a table and service however, it... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place was next to our hotel, and looked very attractive. Viennese. We went for breakfast, and were somewhat disappointed. A bit pricey, for what we got.

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Rome
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Me and my boyfriend were mesmerized by the beauty of this old building the evening we arrived in Leipzig. We visisted it the morning after for a piece of cake and a cup of coffee. the price was ok (14 euros for 2 pieces of cake, 2 coffees and 1 small bottle of water), the cake was amazing (really really... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a wonderful café, less than 100 metres from Nikolaikirche. Riquet's history as a chocolate importer dates back to the eighteenth century, and Café Riquet offers wonderful breakfasts, light lunches and suppers, in a splendid downstairs room, with a further room upstairs. Among the wonderful cakes, do try a Leipziger Lercher (a small tart with almond filling), or their... More 

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London
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice atmospheric old cafe that recalls the great traditions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Leipzig. However, the cakes are made of cake mix and are so appallingly lacking in freshness that I could not finish mine. The milk is long life (lange haltbar) and so spoils every drink. And those are fatal flaws for a cafe.... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

went twice, oncefor coffee and cakes (delicious, with too many choices!) and once for a meal ( asparagus was in season) Helpful staff, menu in English. If it look full from the window, there is an upstairs

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We called in to enjoy 'Kaffee und Kuchen' while sight-seeing in Leipzig. The place was quite crowded so we went upstairs and took a table that has just been vacated. It was quickly and efficiently cleared while we decided on our choices from the extensive drinks menu. Our group was mixed and opted for speciality teas, latte coffee and hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schuhmachergasschen 1 (Reichsstrasse), 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
  • Neighborhood: Zentrum
  • Phone Number: +49 341 9610000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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