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Vordergasse, Cafe

Vordergasse 79, Schaffhausen CH-8200, Switzerland
052 625 50 30
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Ranked #4 of 59 Restaurants in Schaffhausen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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North Yorkshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an exceptionally popular café, quite rightly so. You need to get there early to ensure a table. The quiches are outstandingly good and fresh, this brings about the second reason for getting there early - whilst we were there they ran out of them! Previous reviewers speak of English speaking staff, it must have been their day off... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food was made from fresh ingredients and prepared very well. The restaurant is in an historic building that is beautiful on the inside and out. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful - even offering us a menu in English. All around a wonderful dining experience!

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boston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you want a quality light lunch or a coffee with desert, this is the place. Limited menu choices but excellent quality soups, sandwiches, quiches, plus enough coffees, teas, and desserts to have something new for a week. Slow down, graqb an outdoor seat, watch the shoppers and tourists walk by, and enjoy the view up and down Vordergasse, one... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a great café for all seasons! It's actually a vegetarian café; serving quiche, salads, soups, sandwiches and cakes. The food is delicious, particularly the quiches. Even the most enthusiastic of meat-eaters will enjoy it here, guaranteed! In the winter, you can get hot ciders or hot chocolates too. Staff are super-friendly, all speak English. The place is very... More

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'm a regular guest at this cafe, be it for a coffee in the afternoon, evening or for lunch. I love the atmosphere and adore the staff who all are the best in town as well, no kidding! Their menu of freshly home-made soups, quiches, sandwiches, salads and cakes is great and the food always top! I've never been disappointed... More

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South Tyneside
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Pretty little cafe in the centre of Schaffhausen. We arrived too late in the day to eat, but had time for a mulled wine and hot cider before moving on for dinner - the cafe is lovely to look at - and the staff were very friendly! My friend often eats there for lunch with her friends and recommends the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Gorgeous Cafe with a unique atmosphere. Everyone wants to have a coffee and cake there. But not only the cakes are enjoyable, try their lunches such as salads or soups which are delicious. The best place for people watching in Schaffhausen if you manage to get a table outside. This cafe is located in the heart of the old town... More

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Zurich
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This wonderful cafe in the centre of Schaffhausen offers a terrific menu of home-made salads, sandwiches, soups and cakes, alongside a huge choice of hot and cold drinks. What's so great - apart from the generous portions and faultless freshness of all the ingredients - is that there's often a delicious international touch to the menu: you'll find lassi here,... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I ate several times in the Cafe Vordergasse and I was NEVER disappointed. They serve very nice looking and tasty food. The salads are HUGE and really good. The juices are yummy and the athmosphere is very nice. The waiters are great and work really well!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

While on a random day trip to Schauffausen, we had the good fortune to look find the Vordergasse Cafe through Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Short version = it is worth an hour trip from Zurich for their amazing hospitality (some of the most amazing I have ever had in a restaurant, whether in the US or Europe which is... More

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