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Cafe Vordergasse

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Vordergasse 79 | 8200 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
+41 52 625 50 30
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06:15 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:15 - 19:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is very good and the food is delicious! Based on my experience is one of the best places in Schaffhausen to have a good coffee. Now I am not living in Schaffhausen anymore and I really miss the ''ritual'' me and my husband had: Breackfast in weekend at Vordergasse! ....but we are trying to make a stop there... More 

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Thank Alina L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely café in the old town of Schaffhausen. Fresh quiche of the day, lovely tea selection, respectable vegetarian menu available. The service is also some of the best in Schaffhausen. Do book ahead, as the place is small (in nicer weather there are more tables added outside, which is lovely for watching people.)

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Thank Tricia F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a lovely cafe with great food, cosy atmosphere and very attentive servers. I enjoyed a deliciouse breakfast while listening to old chasons. just a perfect way to start the day...

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Thank Travelsmar
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The Menu has lots of variety. We had the mexicain chocolate which was perfect but i personaly loved The nariyal dhood a drink with almond and coco milk mixed safran and indian spices. The staff extreemly nice and friendly.

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Thank leszounj
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

No gluten free options but man, what a tea! Excellent & friendly service. Book in advance as it tends to be packed!

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Thank Beba b
Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went into this charming cafe for our afternoon coffee and sweet. The cafe was packed (good sign) but we offered a table in the back room. It seemed to be a favorite hangout for the locals, which is also a good sign. The service was exceptional along with the coffee and sweet. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank EJHNorthernVirginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

An excellent and cosy cafe situated in the center of schaffhausen. Quiche (cheese) with green salad plus a local Swiss Falken dark beer ended with the apple tart are the absolute combination can't miss for anyone around. Price is fair CHF35 per pax will make you Day indeed!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:15 - 19:00
Tuesday
06:15 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:15 - 19:00
Thursday
06:15 - 19:00
Friday
06:15 - 19:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vordergasse 79 | 8200 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Schaffhausen  >  Schaffhausen
  • Phone Number: +41 52 625 50 30
Description
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?