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Mittelstr. 31 + 33, 50672 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2405364
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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was very good, the food was good value, but the drinks were very expensive (fruit juices were €6 each)

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1 Thank Ducksraider
Amsterdam
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is centrally located, pleasant, friendly and has (most importantly) good food and drinks. The menu is varied, tasty and not expensive. A table on the terrace for brunch is ideal to watch the world go by - or lounge on the sofas :) An Aperol Prosecco on a hot day really seems to be the right thing to... More 

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1 Thank AmsterdamNeil
Cologne, Germany
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419 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

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Thank Reckless_V-o-L
Berlin
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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.

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1 Thank Georgina R
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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2 Thank Crystal B
Belgrade, Serbia
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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
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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.

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Thank Sebastian J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
Cuisine
German, Bar, Mediterranean, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mittelstr. 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?