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“Relaxation with coffee and cake”
Review of Cafe Riquet

Cafe Riquet
Ranked #1 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Leipzig
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Zentrum
Reviewed March 17, 2014

A beautiful, historical cafe with a great selection of cakes (impossible to choose!) and great service. The 2.floor was really atmospheric. Still the prices are reasonable.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Located in a beautiful Belle Epoque building and packed with architectural details and charm, Café Riquet is well worth visiting for breakfast. The standard option is a simple basket of freshly baked croissant and a small baguette with cheese and what's dubbed confiture (but is in fact one of those foil-sealed plastic pots of mass-produced jam/jelly) and cheese and coffee. The coffee is very average and bland, which is a bit of a failing in a place pitching itself as being slightly Parisian - or seeming to at any rate. Service was friendly and efficient and overall worth visiting.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Located in the center of Leipzig in a beautifull building. Deserves a recommendation for a caffee mit kuchen.

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1  Thank Sanderink
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The building itself is an attraction, and once you push the door, the wooden beams and long wooden counter will remind you you're not in Starbucks. There is a nice feeling about the place. The staff is very kind and professional. Their cake selection is to die for and the prices, as for August 2012, are very decent (coffee and Lerchen 4,10€). I have tried a number of coffee shops during my stay and found this one to be the nicest.

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Thank Cimmerianbloke
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

This historic place was once an oasis of beauty in drab Leipzig. Its renovation brought hope that the old DDR values of solidarity and friendliness would be able to coexist with beautiful renovations and better food, like the rebirth of Dresden, but on a smaller scale. Unfortunately, Leipzig has lost much of its soul and been taken over by American fast food chains. The reasonably priced, quaint DDR restaurant in Europe's largest train station has been replaced by Macdonalds and KFC and beautiful Café Riquet is now run by greedy, inept and surly staff. Although three waitresses worked the ground floor and there were few guests the day I was there, getting service took an eternity. When I requested a glass of tap water (the bottled water cost 5 euros 80), the waitress brought it, without comment. I ordered an omelette. It was served with no garnish and no bread. The filling was a nasty cream sauce made with canned spinach. The real shock came when the bill arrived and I saw that I had been charged one euro for tap water! Hopefully this potentially lovely café will soon be blessed with new management.

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