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“Cake made in heaven”
Review of Cafe Reichard

Cafe Reichard
Ranked #22 of 2,471 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stumbled on this place when we came out of Koln cathedral. Wanted lunch and crossed the pedestrianized square to what we thought was a little tearoom. In fact it is huge - lots of different rooms each with its own décor and style. The lunch was OK but the dessert, where you are allowed to pick whatever cake from the cakeshop, was outstanding. The black forest gateau (if you are allowed to call it that outside Baden Baden) was a work of a great professional chef. The thin pastry at the base was light, thin and crisp which ought to be impossible with all that cream and alcohol layered filling. The taste was heaven. My recommendation is just go there and have that cake or maybe two of them. The staff were not particularly friendly but the place works very efficiently and they are quite helpful.

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Thank RestingEngland
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

When we are visiting Cologne, a visit to Cafe Reichard is definitely anticipated keenly.

The three of us all went for strudels this time - two apple and one plum. Much comparing of flavours - the plum maybe just has the edge but all were delicious, accompanied by vanilla sauce.

The cafe atmosphere is very pleasant, the toilets spectacular (the doors are transparent but turn opaque when you lock the door), the coffee nothing special, but the food is really, really good.

Sadly we didn't manage to get back for a second visit to try the cakes, which looked mouth watering.

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Thank fifporter
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The coffee's not cheap, but the cakes are fabulous (and very generous portions) - pop in and select your cake, get a slip indicating what your choice is and take this to your table - the waiting person will bring your cake along with your drink. The outside terrace looks directly onto the Dom and is sunny in the mornings, but, unfortunately, like so many places in Germany, you'll often end up sitting in clouds of cigarette smoke in the outside seating area, so select an airy spot, or head indoors.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A very nice terrace to eat cake or an ice coupe, in the sunshine, with the best view on the cathedral.

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Thank Leonie H
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The kitchen is good enough. The Service is the same. There's no WiFi Internet. :(
The Dom is located too close to enjoy the view.

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Thank Vet975
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