After a buffet breakfast included in the hotel tariff and thoughts of a lovely dinner each night, there is very little required for lunch, when I'm travelling. At the Muenster Markets there are a number of street vendors selling the classic German sausage and mustard on a bun. There are many varieties from which to choose and at 2 euro, the price is definitely right.
Favorite Dish: I told the vendor to surprise me as I didn't know one sausage from another and she willingly obliged. I still can't tell you what I had, but I can tell you that it was absolutely delicious and smothered in a mild German mustard.....I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
This restaurant and beer garden is attached to the Hotel Gasthaus Schuetzen. It has a wonderful atmosphere and is usually quite busy. It is famous for its Sunday brunch from 11am to 2pm every Sunday and the place is packed. At 11.80 euro, for all you can eat, I can understand why. It is also open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Favorite Dish: I couldn't go past the Sunday brunch mainly because one small part of what was on offer was scrambled eggs and bacon. To an Australian/English/American traveller, this has got to be a big attraction. I did also have dinner here and it too was very good. It was a roast pork meal priced at about 9 euro. Lovely.
This new riverbank café near the university and the city center was first opened in the summer of 2006, and has quickly become a popular meeting place.
While the indoor part is somewhat up-market, the outdoor area is a self-service beer garden "in the Bavarian style", so if you have ever been to one of the big beer-gardens in Munich you know how it works. There is a difference, though. In Bavaria you are usually allowed to bring your own picnic lunch with you to the beer-garden, and here there are signs saying that this is not allowed. (I suppose this is a cultural difference between Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.)
Second photo: Part of the self-service outdoor section is equipped with reclining garden chairs.
Third photo: This part of the beer-garden has wooden chairs and tables, with the river in the background, as well as a bridge with a tram going across it.
You can eat little snacks the whole day at this Bistro like sandwiches and tapas - but the reason to visit this bar is its breakfast! It's every day, but the best choices you can make on sundays (until 6 pm). They serve everything you can imagine (including fish and seafood), when you choose the breakfast called "Europa" - for only EUR 8,00 incl. coffee and fresh orange juice. They offer ca. 15 different sorts of coffee from all good coffee regions and in countless ways of preparation...worth a visit! But also here the waiters aren't too fast...
Favorite Dish: Breakfast "Europa" with several sorts of sausages and cheeses from different european mediterranean countries, seafood and so much more...and great coffee!
This is another restaurant come beer garden which is high on my list of favourites in Germany. The beer garden does brisk business in the warmer weather but the inside restaurant is nicely appointed and very comfortable. The food is good basic German/Austrian with a lttle French and Italian influence as well. Prices are definitely within a price range that I found very affordable.
Favorite Dish: I chose Veal Cordon bleu with chips and salad. It was cooked beautifully and presented well.
A big plus in my book was that it was piping hot when it was put on the table. I accompanied it with a 1/4 litre jug of red. Thoroughly enjoyable but there was still a nice surprise awaiting me. The waitress was a German girl who had recently returned from a year in Australia where she also worked in restaurants, so we had a lot to talk about. When she removed my dinner plate, she asked me if I would like coffee. I don't enjoy coffee in Europe as much as I do at home, so I explained this to her and I was delighted when she offered to make me an Affogatto, "just like you have in Australia" she said. I was most impressed and of course enjoyed the affogato immensely.
This traditional inn can look back on a long history - first mentioned in 1680.
It is located in a quiet rural suburb in the East of Freiburg near the Dreisam river. Large beer garden, tall trees providing shadow. Very cosy dining rooms. Service was top, food outstanding. Better make reservations for dinner.
Favorite Dish: I opted for the three-course menu – free choices from the menu list! A Cremant d’Alsace with orange juice as aperitif. Not ordered, and not charged came brioche, ricotta and olives. First course was a green salad with asparagus and strawberries plus Italian dressing (very good). Main course was beef steak (medium) with roasted potatoes and French beans (very tasty). I had a local red wine (Pinot Noir) and mineral water. Dessert was Tiramisu with strawberries. An espresso finished the meal. The bill was 35 Euro incl. tip.
This is not really a restaurant - it is a place where you can taste and drink a glass (or more) of local wine. They offer tables and seats in front of the house with great view of the cathedral and the Muensterplatz.
Buy a glass of wine, drop on a seat in front of that house and eat your brought food (like the salami, cheese and baguette from the neighbouring food market)!
You stand around small tables, have your coffee and croissant, sandwiches/baguette with ham, salami and tomatoes and stuff or even cake or pastry. Excellent quality, very friendly folks, familiar atmosphere.
There is no special restaurant at the Muensterplatz to recommend - on the northern front you'll find some with excellent view of the cathedral, tables in front. Of course they are a bit touristy, but I found it to be very nice to do some people watching there. :-) Food and service were quite good.
Favorite Dish: I had very good lunch: Maultaschen (a local specialty, stuffed noodles) with spinach and a glass of white wine from the region (Pinot gris).
This is another of those wonderful buffets which make it easy for you to budget for your meal. You can add it up as you choose and so know what you are up for when you get to the cash register.
Favorite Dish: There is a wide selection of meals, snacks, sweets, beverages etc. They are all beautifully presented and cover a wide range of prices. You can spend as much or as little as you want.
This small and cosy cafe/restaurant serves excellent food at nice prices. There's quite a selection of dishes to choose from. The cuisine is international, with strong German influences. Beware - the portions are enormous! Adding to the atmosphere is the great mix of people; everything from school children and students to families, couples and businesspeople.
Cafe Legere is a very popular place, so if you want to be sure of getting a table, make reservations!
Favorite Dish: 'Spaetzlepfanne' (similar to casserole). Small pieces of meet mixed with onions, bell peppers and spaetzle (the German pasta) in a creamy white (wine?)sauce, overbaked with a thick layer of cheese, everything served in a pan!
'Blinis' (Russian pancakes) is another favourite of mine!
Are you like me? - You have a hard time to decide where and what to eat and you prefer to look around to see what the restaurants have to offer. Well, then the Freiburger Markthalle is the right place for you! Under one roof, you have access to cuisines from all over the world; Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian, French, Indian, American, Turkish...
Take your pick...or if you like German food, and beer for that matter, go directly to Martins Bräu, Freiburg's oldest guesthouse brewery!
Monday - Friday 9.00h - 19.00h
Saturday 9.00h - 16.00h
According to my fiancé, (and he is German so he should know!:-)), the best Bratwurst you can get in Germany, is the one you can buy at the market in Freiburg!
Favorite Dish: Bratwurst; the sausage is served in a small white bread, with ketchup, mustard and fried onions.
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This nice restaurant is located close to the Cathedral in a very nice and small square.The restaurant has also a outdoor terrace,where you can enjoy a nice meal if weather permiting and also a part or the terrace is a "Biergarten",it is like a bar,you don't need to ask for a meal,you can get a table and have some nice german beers!!!.
Favorite Dish: You can ask for some local and international cuisine.
The Schlappen is the oldest student pub in Freiburg, already more than 25 years old. I was told that the Schlappen was once awarded as the most liked students pub in Germany (although I don?t know how they could investigate and compare this). Nevertheless it is a real cozy pub with good eating and drinking prizes and offers.
A special is the mens toilet...don?t miss to have a look there....;-)