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#122 of 1,901 Places to Eat in Cologne
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Mittelstrasse 31 + 33, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2405364
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cologne, Germany
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251 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I passed Rico a few times already and noticed its homogene atmosphere from outside but encouraged myself to take a glance from inseide, n it was with a lil boy :D 3 of us went there at Weekend noon where it is usually very busy during Tea/Coffee Time but were lucky enough to get a corner table not far from... More 

Thank Reckless_V-o-L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We really loved breakfasting in this place. It did a great range of food which was really fresh and tasty. The service was good and the place itself was really lovely and spacious and comfy. A great place to watch the world go by.

1 Thank Georgina R
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is very quaint but very chic at the same time. Service was very quick. Our server spoke English with us as well, as our Deutsch is not that great when we tried to order. The omelette was a huge potion. It also came with a side of bread. The only thing that makes me sad is that here... More 

2 Thank Crystal Q
Belgrade, Serbia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Great place, good service, really good desserts and coffe. Do try applestrudel with all the topings.

Thank Jelichica
Leicester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Love this cafe just off Rudolfplatz in the middle of town. The service is aways friendly and the food is delicious. A brilliant sport for breakfast before a days sightseeing or shopping.

Thank Robin C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for some brunch after reading the reviews. We had the scrambled eggs and the farmers special, both of which were excellent. The service was a little slow as it was busy, but the staff were friendly and had good English. Would recommend, great spot to people watch and enjoy a nice meal.

1 Thank Paul B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We walked in and wanted a table for 2. The waiters basically put their hands up and said there are no tables free and we'd have to watch out ourselves if something gets free. Sad that the staff don't know how to handle guests. One of the staff was also nervous and stressed out that he started reacting with panic... More 

1 Thank Srini_Satya
Juergen1962, Inhaber at Cafe RICO, responded to this review

Sorry for your inconveniences during your stay at Café Rico. It sounds like a big drama. BUT: In germany it's not usual to get seated in a daytime Café. Café Rico is not a Restaurant. So you have received the right answer, that you have to look for a table by yourself, as everybody does. Every guest has the right... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic breakfast, a hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start a day of Christmas market fun! Awesome coffee as well. Relaxed atmosphere and quick service. Would recommend for sure. I'd even go so far and say this would be my last meal if I was on death row... Danke.

Thank Sebastian J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing, buzzy brunch place which will not disappoint! The portions are huge and the coffee is exceptionally good. I had the Farmers scrambled egg and it was perfectly cooked and came with lovely bread! This is the best place to spend your mornings in Cologne and you can sit outside and watch the world go by.

2 Thank Libby D
Roeselare, Belgium
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here when visiting the Christmas market. The staff is very friendly. Their café Rico (coffee with hot Chocolate) is fantastic. One look at their pastry and you'll want to try them all.

1 Thank Inez01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $21
German, Bar, Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Vegetarian, French, British, Gluten Free
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mittelstrasse 31 + 33, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2405364

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