It's getting more and more difficult to find German fare in Hahndorf, but you can still buy Beestings here (German item) and when I visited last (last year) you could still find Black Forest Cake here (unlike several other places in town where it's disappeared completely).
I particularly like that this particular Bakery still has a greeting sign in German out the front.
Favorite Dish: I always love the Black Forest cake.
Hahndorf Inn Hotel is a large pub and restaurant located on Hahndorf's main street.
It offers a cosy dining area with a large bar and wooden tables and chairs in a traditional pub setting. To add to the cosy atmosphere there is an open fireplace with a hot fire burning. Although it wasn't particularly cold on the day of my visit, it had become cloudy and started to rain.....so I was happy to take a place next to the fire!
There is an extensive food menu, including a "German Experience" menu (9.90 AUD) of cheese, sausages, potato salad, pretzels and mustards.
Other dishes on the menu include soups (pumpkin, vegetable, tomato.....), baguettes, a large selection of pies, steaks, burgers, pizzas, calamari, fish and other seafood dishes. Bacon and egg burgers and an all day English breakfast provide a great option with which to start your day!
Hahndorf Inn has 5 German beers on tap and a selection of bottled Australian and imported beers. It also boasts of its wine cellars that house a large selection of South Australian wines.
Favorite Dish: I opted for:
Beef and Burgundy Pie - Cost: 9.90 AUD
Succulent pieces of beef in a tasty gravy with carrots and a bed of mashed potato, with a puff pastry topping. Served piping hot. Great food at a fair price!
Large German weissbier - Cost: 9.70 AUD
A large wheat beer served with a slice of lemon. A bit expensive at 9.70 AUD a glass, but it makes a change from the usual Aussie beer.
Excellent quality food in a cosy Hahndorf pub. Highly recommended!!
Hahndorf Kaffeehaus is a small cafe located on Hahndorf's main street.
As well as a dozen or so tables indoors, there is also a small outdoor seating area with a handful of tables shaded by parasols. It was a nice sunny day when I stopped off here one morning in April 2006, so I enjoyed my refreshments outside in the sunshine.
The menu consists of a variety of pies, pasties, sausage rolls and a large assortment of cakes and pastries. The drinks menu includes a large selection of coffees and other hot beverages as well as milkshakes and soft drinks.
The staff were very friendly and brought my order out to my table when it was ready.
Favorite Dish: I opted for:
Apple and Custard Danish - Cost: 2.30 AUD
A Danish pastry with a cold custard and apple filling and topped with icing.
Cappuccino - Cost: 2.90 AUD
A large cup of frothy cappuccino.
A nice little cafe in Hahndorf for coffee and cake!
We went here for breakfast so I really didn't get any yummy Italian food, but the menu for the rest of the day looked delicious! A relatively new establishment.
Favorite Dish: I had the scrambled eggs and raisin toast, juice it was great! Sat outside in the sunshine and watched the tourists go by.
This is one of two big pubs on the main street, the Hahndorf Inn. Here you can sit at the bar and watch the races on tv, or dine in a rather large restaurant with the choice of traditional German fare or Aussie beef!
You can eat out the front on big woodern tables and chairs and they also have a motel out the back. Of course, they have German beer on tap.
Favorite Dish: I had the pumpkin penne pasta, not overly impressive due to high cotent of liquid, but other people in my party had steak and loved it. The wine list is rather good and I had a bottle of Sav Semmion on the Hahndorf Inn's own lable.
I'll give you the hot tip - go up to the bar to get your drinks, rather than wait for table service - it will cost you lot less!
This cafe/restaurant is still nice enough to be laid back, not too formal. We have been here for breakfast on two occasions and sat outside in the covered atrium both times. It is great food, service, and not too expensive!
Favorite Dish: I have a breakfast tradition - raisin toast with scrambled eggs with spinach, cheese and tomato. A pot of English Breakfast tea and an orange juice. It is always way too much, but a bit of everything goes down a treat!
You can even do a bit of shopping in the delightful giftshop. Somewhat overpriced though. Impressive website.
The food here is sensational. And local as an appropriate theme does not do it justice. You can eat most Australian animals on this menu! No seriously, there was a lot in the way of Kangaroo, Croc, etc. But that is not why it is so good! Set in an old stable, you get damper and feel like you are in the olden days! Could not fault the food or service!
Favorite Dish: I had some chicken, it was super The menu would have changed by now since i was there.
The pub atmosphere, the big beer steins, the German atmosphere and food makes for a great night out.
Favorite Dish: You can have typical pub meals, chicken and beef schnitzels with chips, or the real deal German.
The desserts are the best thing about the menu!! Big squares of chocolate coated goodies, each with a different flavour inside. Hard to describe, just do it!
Don't be fooled by the fairly non-descript store front. Step on in and you'll find your senses assuming control of your body.
Gorgeous cakes, pastries, breads and pies greet you as you step in and I dare you to make just one choice!
There's both indoor and outdoor cafe dining featuring hot and cold produce made locally. The coffee's pretty good too.
There's two stores, one at the top of the main street and one near the bottom. Start off with breakfast here and if you still have room at the end of the day, finish up with a nice coffee and grab something to take with you.
Favorite Dish: I have no favourites, they're all just too delicious and smell heavenly. Each time I visit Hahndorf, Otto's is a mandatory store to visit.
I haven't been here for a while, but I remember that the ice cream was nice, and the shop sold confectionery as well.
German beers on tap, a good menu of mainly Australian food, with some German additions, such as Bratwurst and other German sausages.