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Cafe Hauptwache

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German, Cafe, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Frankfurt, Germany
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just stopped for a beer and some pommes frites, which were good. It is a beautiful place, with a great terrace to enjoy with good weather.

Thank laurabaztan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried schnitzel, rump steak and apfelstrudel but the tastes were not as we expected. On the other hand the place and service was good.

Thank Basar O
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been with Friends in Cafe Hauptwache for a diner. We had a reservation. Unfortunately, we need to wait more than a quarter of an hour for the waiter to appear and get our orders. Within next 15 min we got drunks and starters, for main course we need to wait much longer. Finally have to admit the food... More 

Paris, France
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 20 Minutes, I am finally able to place my order for a rare steak and grilled vegetables. 20 Minutes later, 2 sausages and mashed potatoes arrived....mistake sorry....30 minutes later my steak is on the table but welldone....no taste. Add a beer and you reach 50€...a rip off... ciao ! The nice waiter is confused. Not her fault. You will... More 

1 Thank Dxserge
Bangkok, Thailand
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many guests in the restaurant. Lots of dirty tables which made it difficult to take a seat. Staff was busy chatting amongst each other. Waitress was correct, food was good, great fresh salad, spaghetti portion on the smaller size and Schnitzel was nice, tasty potato salad. Service could be improved with a bit more efficiency and friendliness.

2 Thank SwissTravelManager
Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is located in the middle of the peatonal shopping district Zeil and a great place to stop for coffee or beer after a hectic day of shopping. You can stay inside or outside and still will have a fun time. There's also a great menu and good assortment if drinks so you will not go hungry or thirsty.... More 

Thank Jsfverg
Madrid, Spain
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there this last weekend with some friends. The place is very nice and the building is awesome. The service was quite good but the price is high. Beers cost almost double than in other touristic places in Frankfurt.

Thank Macgilicuddy
Florence, Italy
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very good schnitzel. Super crispy, not grease at all....Besides that, very pretty looking cafe as well.

Thank hell_wagner
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

今天點了豬腳、cappuccino和cherry waffle,真的很不錯!我本來以為觀光區不會有什麼好吃的,沒想到竟然在德國遇見例外~而且在waffle裡吃的一種很特別的水果,叫visales frucht,好吃!而且cappuccino 也很好喝~尤其是那一小顆黑糖球~讚!推推~~~~ Please give it a try, it's definitely better than what u had expected! :)

Thank OrangeTseng
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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579 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Great place to sample good German fare and people watch as folks walk around Ziel. Very nice menu with regional dishes. Big fan of the Pig Hock and the buffal mozzarella salad. The Frankfurt platter is great as well. Nice outdoor seating in good weather

Thank Biztravr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $32
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: An der Hauptwache, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Innenstadt
  • Neighborhood: Innenstadt
  • Phone Number: +496921998627

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