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Esscafe

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Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 18, 91502 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49(0)9131 5333499
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Erlangen, Germany
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We visited for our wedding anniversary and had made a reservation before-hand. Since our last visit the Esscafe has changed owners. The concept is the same: Small-ish menu, everything freshly prepared in the kitchen area which is part of the restaurant. The new owners have re-decorated - gone are all the photos and memorabilia and it's very much a clean... More 

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Thank TravellingDrWho
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Just now the third time I went there for dinner. I had all times a surprise menu with 4 to 5 servings. I only can say fabulous! Best chef in town and all that for just 15 Euro. Of course the wine goes extra but also a very good selection. Because all of that you have to make a reservation.... More 

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Thank B. S
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. I love that the menu changes all the time and everything is made fresh to order. I've had great Italian. They will also do takeaway. Staff are friendly. Get in before they move on in December!

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Thank 399samanthan
Berkshire
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had been here before and had dreadful service, but have to say this time was much improved. Great value, excellent quality food. Seating could be more comfortable, but that doesn't detract from the overall experience. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Holidaymaker9999999
Erlangen, Germany
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A small and usually rather busy little restaurant in one the old military stables in the Röthelheimpark part of Erlangen's inner city. Food is freshly prepared (you can watch if you want), the menu is not extensive but the food on over almost always without fault and of excellent taste. It is a busy place, so reservations are advisable. Also,... More 

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Thank TravellingDrWho
Erlangen, Germany
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent food prepared in front of you with really fresh ingredients ,small portions sizes great for lunch, friendly service, reservations recommended

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Thank Sophia N
Berkshire
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have no idea why this place is rated so highly. The menu is very limited (and does not include prices). The wait for the main course was an hour, and when it came the portions were small. The desert (one choice) came with espresso, which we had to ask for. Then to cap it all we had to herd... More 

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Thank Holidaymaker9999999
Erlangen, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to try the Salz and Pfeffer and it was completely full, so we went to the nearby Esscafe. We loved it! They offered us a Surprise-menu of 3 dishes + dessert for just 15€. Everything was delicious. The portions are not so big, but considering the number of dishes of the menu, it's perfectly fine. It's also really... More 

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Thank Ana C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I went for dinner one night and was amazed at the great quality food. The night was made memorable by the staff who were lovely to talk to and made you feel really welcome. I went the next two days for lunch as I could not get enough.

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Erlangen, Germany
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great little place, and I do mean little. Get a reservation and you are golden. The food is VERY good here and you can watch the chef prepare the dinner from any seat in the house.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 18, 91502 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
  • Phone Number: +49(0)9131 5333499

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