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Cafe Christa

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American, German, Central European
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801 Front Street, Upstairs, Leavenworth, WA 98826
509.548.5074
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Upstairs across from the Maipole featuring German and Northwest...
Upstairs across from the Maipole featuring German and Northwest specialties with 11 German beers on draft.
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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 32
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  • 13
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  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Good location, good food and good memories. Sit outside upstairs among the hanging flower baskets in the summer and enjoy the ambience and the crowds on the sidewalks below.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Ellensburg, Washington
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  • Scenic view
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ellensburg, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Good location, good food and good memories. Sit outside upstairs among the hanging flower baskets in the summer and enjoy the ambience and the crowds on the sidewalks below.

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Union Gap, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat. It is upstairs with seating that overlooks the action on the street. The food is German and very authentic. The sausage appetizers are a great start and the Bavarian meatloaf is my favorite. My wife loves the schnitzel. The spatzel and the red cabbage are excellent. Additionally, they have a wide... More 

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Leavenworth, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Café Christa is no longer in business...don't plan to go there. It is a upscale bar now if you want to try that instead.I believe it is Bavarian Bistro now. It is not the same thing as in the past.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We've been in Leavenworth for the Christmas Light Celebration. On Sunday December 22 we went to the Bavarian Bistro & Bar for a lunch. We have been seated by a window that overlooked Front Street which was nice. However, the place is definitely not specious. At noon it was full of people. My son had Frigadelle. It is a small... More 

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We enjoyed our lunch and the restaurant. I had jagerschnitzel, Hefeweizen, coffee and cheese cake; all was very good. My wife had a German-style Mac and cheese which, if you like Swiss, cheese you'll love it. The waitress was friendly and helpful, the bathrooms were not the mess described in another review. Overall it was a good experience.

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Plano, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

It was lunch time and we were strolling by and felt this was a convenient place to stop. We were seated right away, upper stairs with a great view. I had a 1.5 l beer huge! Great looking mug. The hefeweizen. Very tasty. The sausage platter was very good, the sauerbraten was tough and had to be sent back. The... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant is now known as the Bavarian Bistro & Bar. We went into this place simply because as we were walking by, 2 ladies came out and said that it was the best they ever had. So we thought we would give it a try. We went there for both lunch and dinner. I had a snitzel for lunch... More 

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Kelowna
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Leavenworth is a German town with several German restaurants. We had an incredible german meal and even got the german bottled beer at half price. We were very impressed with the hostess as well. I have had many german meals and the one at Cafe Christa was definately one of the best!

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Redmond,WA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Cafe Christa has always been one of the better restaurants in Leavenworth, and now that it is under new ownership, it is even better than before. Interesting additions to their menu, expanding beyond basic 'American/German' fare, have added greatly to its appeal, including even a great blackened fish item, while old favorites such as schnitzels of various types remain great,... More 

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I cannot believe this place has survived as long as it has. The food is beyond mediocre, the service slow, and the layout of the restaurant is very strange. really will be surprised if it is still there next year.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Front Street, Upstairs, Leavenworth, WA 98826
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Leavenworth
  • Phone Number: 509.548.5074

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, German, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Upstairs across from the Maipole featuring German and Northwest specialties with 11 German beers on draft.

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