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Altstadt Cafe

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Gerberau 12, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 761 30503
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a whim late afternoon on Saturday in the middle of winter. Even then good mix of locals and visitors. Pretty limited menu but perfect for traditional German coffee and cake in the afternoon. However, don't go too late as they run out of cakes pretty fast and that limits your choices. I had Schwarzwaldkirchtorte (black forest cake... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Freiburg for the afternoon we wanted to try some of the famous Black Forest gateau which we saw in their glass counter. So we say down on their sunny outdoor terrace and ordered 2 portions with some coffee from their very cheerful waitress. It arrived promptly and was huge. Absolutely delicious and infused with kirsche. We felt very naughty... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious, huge slices of Black Forest Gateau and German cheesecake. Charming manager. Great place for breakfast or coffee.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

The Black Forrest Cake is WOW! We sat on the outside deck, soaked in Freiburg atmosphere and had large pieces of delicious cake. Service was friendly and quick.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Black Forest Gateau and the Wild Berry Tart were absolutely delicious! The front entrance is off the main street but the outdoor seating is right on the water and backs onto a much quieter street. Very pleasant cafe!

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Thank yellowperil888
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

The cafe was seriously understaffed, and while the waiters were nice they prioritised back of house jobs before serving customers. It took an excessive amount of time to place a short order. Food-wise, I only tried the Black Forest cake, which was OK but not great, and was over-priced.

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Thank Emma D
Hassloch, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went there, enjoyed the really delicious cakes (and the pieces are really large) and had some good time with hot chocolate and tea. The tables are a little shaky, the service a little slow (but friendly, although it was crowded). It is conveniently located in the city center just one road off the main pedestrians area. They do have... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had lunch and really enjoyed the food, as well as the easy going atmosphere. I would recommend it as a place for a break from sightseeing or shopping in the centre.

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2014

As the name implies this cafe is in the Old Town, overlooking a pretty street with canal, near to the Martinstor (Martin's Gate). The service was swift and friendly, the waitress spoke excellent English and was extremely helpful. While we there the heavens opened for one the worst downpours I've ever witnessed. Even though the cafe was busy they had... More 

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Lille, Belgium
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122 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Because breakfast in our hotel was rather high (15 €) we decided to visit the Altstadt Café. Apparently on Sunday it is 3 € more expensive than during the weeks, so we ordered the 12,50 € breakfast. What we got was a breakfast you get in a 3 start hotel, weak coffee, not a lot of extra's, etc.... so for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gerberau 12, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Phone Number: +49 761 30503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?