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Vordergasse 79, Schaffhausen CH-8200, Switzerland
052 625 50 30
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Lovely, traditional café located in the Old Town. Since 1968, this...
Lovely, traditional café located in the Old Town. Since 1968, this family-run business not only offers a large range of different coffees, teas, homemade cakes and pastries, but also vegetarian dishes for lunch. A place to linger with a large choice of newspapers and magazines.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Say "Grüezi!" to the best cafe in Switzerland!

I can see why it was voted one of the best cafes in Switzerland. Serving homemade breakfast with local breads, lunch, and cakes/pies with very delicious coffee, tea and drinks. Staff is very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in Schaffhausen for 8 days and ate at the cafe every morning. Outdoor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Stephen B
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Avon, Indiana
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Avon, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I can see why it was voted one of the best cafes in Switzerland. Serving homemade breakfast with local breads, lunch, and cakes/pies with very delicious coffee, tea and drinks. Staff is very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in Schaffhausen for 8 days and ate at the cafe every morning. Outdoor seating with the morning sun is wonderful. The staff... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Probably one of the best cafés I've ever visited with a warm and cosy feeling. Great food and beverage. Friendly and professional staff and lovely owners. Definitely recommended!

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you want to eat well, freshly baked with fresh products, meet nice owners and feel to be back in the last century you are at the right place! This place is amazing! we loved it!

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Carlsbad, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We really enjoyed lunch here. The food was very fresh, and for Switzerland, well priced (big meal under 20 francs). I had the sandwich and salad combination whih was delicious. You musst try the mint lemonade! After lunch, the Swiss Iced Coffee was a real treat!

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Berlin, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped for a break during our visit and found this special Cafe which looks small from the street but inside it is quite large. It has really many different tea and coffee specialties and very good cake. In case you are interested in newspaper and magazines you will be surprised!!!!

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is bigger (and cleaner!) than it looks from the outside. Largest range of teas and chai in town, which some of the other places in Schaffhausen (I'm looking at you Guterhof!) could learn from. Very good quality, lovely cakes and good atmosphere.

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Bremerhaven, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stopped in for afternoon coffee and cake and it was absolutely amazing. It was so hard to choose from all of the delicious looking options. Aside from the cakes, there is a large selection of hot or cold drinks - highly recommend one of their Chai Teas made from real tea or one of their coffees with chocolate. Lunch... More 

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Switzerland
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235 reviews 235 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
827 helpful votes 827 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The best coffee-shop in Schaffhausen. Could get very crowded, especially on weekends. It has become the meeting point for locals, and quite right so. The service is outstanding. The breakfasts fabulous and the home-made cakes ….yummy!

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place very nice veggie food, the pear/ginger drink is delicious, recommend! Sitting outside for breakfast watching people pass by is also an experience.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

NIcest place I have been to in swiss - the food and the host are wonderfull. This is a popular café. You need to get there early to ensure a table

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Address: Vordergasse 79, Schaffhausen CH-8200, Switzerland
Phone Number: 052 625 50 30
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Schaffhausen  >  Schaffhausen

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  • Address: Vordergasse 79, Schaffhausen CH-8200, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Schaffhausen  >  Schaffhausen
  • Phone Number: 052 625 50 30

Description

Lovely, traditional café located in the Old Town. Since 1968, this family-run business not only offers a large range of different coffees, teas, homemade cakes and pastries, but also vegetarian dishes for lunch. A place to linger with a large choice of newspapers and magazines.

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