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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Heider

Cafe Heider
Ranked #15 of 326 Restaurants in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Cafe, European, Central European
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

To end our day in Potsdam we had a good coffee and cake experience here. We sat outside and were offered blankets if needed. Plenty of people took advantage of this but we declined. We ordered our coffees but we had to go inside and choose our cakes. Such an amazing selection. I opted for a plum cake which I always enjoy and then changed it to a yoghurt and forest fruits concoction on sponge layer which in turn sat on a pastry layer. Splendid. My husband chose a lemon meringue pie of generous proportions. He also eyed a colourful cake with a poppy seed centre. I would have another coffee stop here and would try another cake. The menu also shows some rather tasty ice cream sundaes. Service was efficient but they didn't speak English which my husband found difficult and there was no menu for the cakes it was either selecting form inside and then describing to the waitress or pointing at someone else's plate!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Neptune24
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A genuine place you certainly enjoy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

After not a great experience in a local Restaurant decided to end the day in this great Cafe' where we found quality and a great choice of sweets. The place is really well preserved and you can feel some kind of a Vienna Cafe' feeling. Also tried some spirits and the service was very good. A must if you pass by Potsdam.
If you come from Berlin for the day you could stop along the Wannsee and see the Peacock Island, quite a relaxing place.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Adam S
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Hollywood UK
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192 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

A lovely way to idle away a couple of hours sitting on the terrace in very pleasant surroundings.

A wide range of hot and cold food is available and the price of 14.50 euros includes coffee, tea and juices.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank WhitlocksEnd
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Potsdam, Germany
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent location, nice interior, good food, very poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Potsdam"s cafe Heider is an old institution and you feel it when entering the wonderful retro-style room. It is just like a trip in the time, back to the early 20th century and reminds of literary in other cities of central Europe: you can read newspapers (albeit limited to the local ones), enjoy a beautiful view on Nauener gate at the heart of Potsdam.

The breakfast offer is perfect, with a variation of light meals (waffle breakfast, with fruits) to serious Prussian breakfast plates ("Grosses Heider" breakfast). It is one of the few places I know where you can order a half-a-liter cafe au lait (Dumbo Cafe au Lait).

Yet the mood can be spoiled by the lack of service (to say the least). Waitresses seem to find it more important to chat between themselves than to serve the clients. It is slow, inefficient and not friendly. They will not take away your empty plates, nor pay attention when you ask for the bill. I have the feeling that we had to deal with seasonal employees with little experience, because I cannot imagine this place without an outstanding tradition of service.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Pierre-T
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“welcoming and lovely staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Although it was lunch time, we only wanted a drink, having breakfasted well. Most of the clientele were having lunch but the staff were quite happy to serve us only drinks. I had a large freshly squeezed orange juice while my partner had a beer. Lovely clean surroundings and there was no pressure to hurry and move n. The young staff were attentive and really nice. The bill came to 6euros. Most reasonable.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Willowrowan
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