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Cafe Eigel

#11 of 39 Dessert in Cologne
#146 of 2,031 Places to Eat in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Brueckenstr. 1-3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2575858
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 14:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

After long walking I went here for a lunch and cofie. Its so nice place withe a daily food and nice price so nive to find this place

Thank senadba
Cologne, Germany
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730 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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185 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 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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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 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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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brueckenstr. 1-3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2575858

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