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Cafe Vordergasse

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Vordergasse 79, Schaffhausen CH-8200, Switzerland
052 625 50 30
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7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best in Schaffhausen

I go to this place regularly as it serves the best lunch in Schaffhausen. It also has got a great selection of teas, coffees and cakes. It is always delicious, fresh, and well presented. Well located- in the centre of the town The staff is kind and helpful but sometimes there is nobody to speak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Johann C
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I go to this place regularly as it serves the best lunch in Schaffhausen. It also has got a great selection of teas, coffees and cakes. It is always delicious, fresh, and well presented. Well located- in the centre of the town The staff is kind and helpful but sometimes there is nobody to speak English :( Careful European tourist-... More 

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Thank Johann C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love this little cafe on the Vordergasse where you are always welcomed with a smile. Perfect for a breakfast with friends on a dull Sunday morning or an afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes.

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Thank Jolande v
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Uh, today, what a rude service! I set in this place at a table at 11:15, started to work on my research (I am writing a research paper), and at 11:55 some guy came to tell me that I needed to leave because at 12pm they have customers coming for lunch. I said ok, paid, and tried to finish at... More 

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1 Thank Gabriele M
Roskilde, Denmark
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142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It's a pity that this wonderful café is a long way from my home. I stopped for lunch on a very busy Saturday and like many others I left with a smile on my face and a full stomach. I choose a spinach quiche with greek salad and a dark beer, brewed locally. Both the copious dish and the special... More 

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Thank lenemike
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been here time and time again, and have always been pleased by the quality of food and service. Great hot drinks menu (try the caramel white hot chocolate!), and lots of fresh dishes to select from. Seasonal menu items will not disappoint!

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Thank mazz0029
Marco Island, Florida
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171 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

English menu Really nice employees Food was excellent Soup -- sweet pepper -- was outstanding Salads were fresh Nice setting Give it a try

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Thank pho2
Modiin, Israel
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This Cafe was by far the best we've been at in our recent visit to northern Switzerland. There is a wide selection of vegetarian dishes and everything we chose in our 2 meals there was delicious and presented beautifully. The service is outstanding, and the ambiance charming and authentic. If you are a kosher diner, the food is 100% vegetarian... More 

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Thank cherylss2014
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited Shaffhausen which was a little dissapointing apart from this little gem. I had the cheese quiche, with bistro salad. A very generous portion. I was starving and it was plenty to take care of a big hunger. Quiche itself was amazing. Proper cheese taste. Mmmmm. They also have a great selection of coffees and teas. I opted for Caffee... More 

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Thank LouDeVill
Springboro, Ohio
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch. The owner is so friendly and nice and the food was very good. Order whatever the "of the day" is --soup or quiche and safe room for dessert and coffee.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Schaffhausen because it is all vegetarian. It is a bit pricey but the food selection is good and the food is always fresh. The inside is a bit small but it has a nice outdoor space to sit and people watch as it is in one of the main areas of town.

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Thank Kimmichka

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?