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Cafe Vordergasse

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Swiss, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups, Central European
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Vordergasse 79 | 8200 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wet day in Zurich so took train to Schauffhausen for the first time. Needed a coffee and cake fix, and stumbled across this café that seemed pretty full (deduced it must be good)... and it exceeded expectations. Been to lots of cafes in Switzerland, but this was by far the BEST !! Friendly, relaxed and attentive staff, who seemed genuinely... More 

Thank sjd254
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

After our trip to Rhinefalls, we choose this cafe based on reviews from Trip Advisor. We are happy with our choice. We were friendly greeted by the staff there, and he help to take some pictures of us as well. The food was delicious. We had Quiche with salad, Pita Hummus, Mozzarella on tomatoes and some sandwiches. It was one... More 

Thank N H
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Vordegasse was recommended to me by a friend so I came with high expectations, which were happily satisfied. The selection of teas and coffees is impressive, to satisfy every taste. The food is fresh, light and incredibly tasty. What really makes the cafe outstanding however is the service: friendly, helpful, everyone has a smile on their face and it... More 

Thank MisMoz
Bamberg, Germany
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We wandered into this cafe while visiting Schaffhausen, unaware that it is top-rated (and for good reason). The service was both friendly and attentive, and our food arrived shortly after ordering. My husband a broccoli quiche served with a gorgeous salad and whole-grain bread (see photo), and I ordered the pita stuffed with hummus. You can see immediately that fresh,... More 

1 Thank perli10
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few good places for brunch, coffee and cake in Schaffhausen, but Cafe Vordergasse is still my favourite. It is one of the oldest Cafe in town and so beautifully furnished! Most of the time it is not easy to get a table, inside it is very lively and a bit noisy but in an adorable way.... More 

1 Thank Leonie N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the apartments above so had our breakfast here & it was lovely - though I'm not sure if this option is open to people who aren't staying. Due to the reviews about the cafe I also had a cake which was gorgeous!! The staff are so friendly & welcoming, they couldn't do enough for us - thank... More 

Thank Sidey1502
Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Went here for an early dinner. Food was absolutely excellent, would recommend the hummus pitta! Very relaxed pace, so don't go if you're in a hurry! Friendly atmosphere and staff, would definitely go again.

Thank Karen W
Leysin, Switzerland
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I went here for lunch after reading other trip advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. It was completely full at 2:00 pm and the flow continued while I was there. Everything was in German but the waiter and I managed to communicate enough for him to bring me and English menu so that I could point to what I wanted... More 

Thank Kelley F
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Great authentic café, with truly great service. It's slightly pricy, but definitely worth it. Come early to get a cheesecake. Strongly recommend!

Thank Michał P
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

excellent food done everday fresh and friendly staff i just dont like the coffee they could do better with another coffee company

Thank Marlies S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Swiss, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups, Central European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vordergasse 79 | 8200 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Schaffhausen  >  Schaffhausen
  • Phone Number: 41526255030
Lovely, traditional café located in the Old Town. Since 1968, this family-run business not only offers a large range of different coffees, teas, homemade cakes and pastries, but also vegetarian dishes for lunch. A place to linger with a large choice of newspapers and magazines.

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