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Cafe Restaurant Mengin

$$ - $$$
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Schlossplatz 5, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9131 21969
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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1,026 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 832 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We tried Cafe Mengin twice during our stay. I do not doubt that it is the best in Erlangen, but we were not enthralled with it. Despite above average pastries, we found the prices among the highest in any cafe we have tried - and we have tried dozens all over Europe. The service was prompt, but less than friendly.... More 

Thank DonPaulo
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We got a voucher card for Cafe Mengin as a "thank you" present from our friends and went there for a desert. We ordered ice cream cup and some cakes. The food was high quality although not extraordinary. The prices are somewhat higher, due to a very nice location near the park and botanical garden in pedestrian zone. The staff... More 

Thank GreenKona
Erlangen, Germany
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is the right place for you,if you have a sweet tooth. The Mengin offers a broad variety of great cakes, pastries and hand-made pralines. I think it's especially good to go there with your family and/or friends. You can try out more stuff by sharing your cakes and pastries.

Thank Annette_NP
Metro Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

We decided to try this place after a nice stroll at Schlossgarten. The restaurant has a very nice ambience (especially the area facing Schlossgarten). However, being a tourist, we found their lack of an English-translated menu very challenging. Our waitress even had a hard time translating the menu for us. We ended up ordering nurnberger (sausage), cafe siziliana, apfelsaft (apple... More 

Thank MyDailyBrew
Beirut, Lebanon
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73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I was in Erlangen to visit my friend. I atayed for 8 days. I wanted to try all kinds of restaurants with the short period I was there. But this place is so attractive and has so many yummy things I had to come again and again. The food is great and the dessert oh MY GOD!!! This is unbelievable.... More 

1 Thank Juliana F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

A really lovely Café that has both nice seats outdoors on the Palace Square and a fantastic winter garden where you have a good view on the Palace garden. I had an Italian breakfast with very tasty sausage and cheese and a good cup of tea. It is a bit mor e pricy than other Cafés so you won't have... More 

Thank Michael G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2016

I had breakfast here with a friend, and was looking forward to it,MAS the name of the cafe has quite a well known reputation. However, it meet expectations, due to the uncaring service. For the reputation, and the price, I expected friendly and prompt service at the least, but this was not forthcoming. I would hesitate to return.

2 Thank DHvK
L'Escala, Spain
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133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

I've only been here for the traditional German Kaffee und Kuchen and it is the perfect place for it! Beautiful selection of cakes and pastries, delicious coffee and good, friendly service. The ice cream creations are worth a look and taste if that is your interest.

Thank kcoers
Erlangen, Germany
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If you want a nice piece of cake and some coffee go right ahead, but please not on Sunday afternoon with the crowd out. There could be a letdown with service and this coffee house could be very noicy. We did not like to get squeezed in and just went out again This should not happen in this place, but... More 

Thank GarryausPs
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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346 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Very Trendy cafe with a traditional touch to it. The cakes are very fresh and the outdoor area is superb. Try the marzipan cakes

1 Thank SDS72611

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schlossplatz 5, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
  • Phone Number: +49 9131 21969

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