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Cafe Eigel

#10 of 35 Dessert in Cologne
#118 of 1,932 Places to Eat in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
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Brueckenstr. 1-3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cologne, Germany
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447 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really can not share the same opinion with most of my German Fellows. Actually a nice cafe (quite big too) near the Pedistrian Shopping Street Hohe Straße. The service wasnt bad either. But... The Tarts n Cakes were a big disappointing. They all looked gorgeous (almost like a fake for commercial photos) but didnt taste good at all.

Thank Reckless_V-o-L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had a very strange lunch here consisting of items that were not well described on the menu at all. However, the main issue is that when asked several times regarding several items, "Does this contain nuts?" (In German!), they lied to us and told us it did not, only for cake to be trimmed with crushed nuts and an... More 

Thank Hannah S
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Just in time for a break from the bustle of Old Town Koln, we ran into Cafe Eigel for an afternoon snack. They had two long cases filled with cakes, pastries and other baked goods - all legit German desserts. As good as the cakes looked, we opted for some ice cream sundaes and weren't disappointed. They had a listing... More 

Thank goldtoothedvillains
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

After viewing the local sights I arranged to meet family members here for a coffee. The cafe is welcoming and bright, the cakes on display are amazing. We received great service, cakes and coffee in a very restful environment.

Thank jmckfsb
Cologne, Germany
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I just went there although I live in Cologne for three years, and just regretted that I've never heard of this place before !! It's right in the middle of the city, the atmosphere is quiet and the cakes are amazing ! A must for every cakes lover who are in Cologne !

Thank Vincent H
Floreat, Australia
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were on a mission to eat Black Forest cake before we left Germany. Our daughter had researched with a choice of 3 in Colgne that had rated well. Cafe Eigel was the first one we found (by accident) after a morning of shopping and avoiding the rain. The choice of cakes was amazing and compared to other cafes we... More 

Thank Fiona G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The delightful appetizing Christmassy window enticed us (group of 4 middle-aged) to walk in..... A paradise for cake lovers, very generous portions but ever so light! Very attentive and kind waitresses too. Thank you to all!

Thank Caline1223
Essex, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We didn't have breakfast included at our hotel when staying in Cologne, and so had the continental breakfast here, which was yummy. It had lots of bread, butter, meats, boiled egg, jams, cheese and juice. There was an English menu provided which was great. The waitresses didn't seem to speak English so an effort to order in German is recommended!... More 

Thank Kirsty B
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on a wet afternoon for tea and cake. What a selection of cake to choose from! An amazing array, and the lady behind the counter was helpful when I kept asking what things were. Can thoroughly recommend only knocked one star off as the waitress was very surly despite my best efforts in German!

Thank sarahbutterfly11
Dublin, Ireland
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We has just walked around an Christmas market and we noticed a lovely cake shop so we had to try it. A great selection of cakes and we had to try a few there were six of us so we all had a piece of each one . Good coffee and friendly Staff despite language barrier ! . Worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brueckenstr. 1-3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: 4902212575858

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