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Café Gundel is an excellent option for a rest after having walked down from the castle. It is said that it is one of the oldest bakeries in Heidelberg and they still produce their own cakes and pastries. With its location near Kornmarkt (this is where the madonna is located which is often found in photos of the castle) it is in easy reach for visitors.
Cafè Gundel is always my café of choice when I bring foreign colleagues to Heidelberg and no one was disappointed up to now because Gundel is pastries and cakes at its best. The cakes are reflecting the seasons, so in summer expect many fruit cakes, like the red berries cake and the blueberry cake in my photos. They also serve breakfast until 5 p.m. (yes 5 p.m. in the afternoon) and small daily menus, vegetarian options included. Inside of the restaurant they have 80 seats, outside on the square east of Kornmarkt it is another 55 seats.
Prices vary of course, depending on the order but I would say that they are a tad bit cheaper than along Hauptstraße, Heidelberg's main tourist axis. For our two cakes and 2 latte macchiato we paid approx. 10 Euro.
Café Gundel is open Tuesdays - Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.
© Ingrid D., March 2011 (although photos only were up since Feb. 2007).
Updated Mar 19, 2011
Address: Hauptstr. 212, 69117 Heidelberg
I am always looking for the place with the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy my beer and food. THIS is the place for me in Heidelberg. The restaurant was full of locals and the high ceilings are adorned with massive bundles of hops. The beer here is excellent.
Favorite Dish: The Kasaspatzle was the best I have ever had.
Written Jan 9, 2011
Address: Steingasse 9 - Im Schöneck
In the summer the whole market square of Heidelberg is pretty much filled up with outdoor restaurants. You can always tell where one ends and the next one begins because the sun umbrellas are a different color, and sometimes even the chairs are different. This one has green umbrellas and green metal chairs with wooden slats.
Sometimes a bit of a breeze blows through here, which is welcome on a hot day. Also this is a good place to sit and watch the tourists, which contrary to popular belief is an instructive and enjoyable pasttime. Like that one over there in the short jeans skirt and the pink top, just as an example. (Sorry, she's not in the photo.)
The church in the photo is the Heiliggeistkirche, the Church of the Holy Spirit, built 1398 to 1441.
Favorite Dish: I just had a Schnitzel and fries for 8.00 euros, and two glasses of draft beer (Pils vom Fass).
Schnitzel is always a safe thing to order in a place like this, because there's not much they can do to mess it up.
(Well, I could mess it up, but only because of my obsession with multi-tasking. When I'm cooking I always like to check my e-mails or something in the other room, so things keep burning, boiling over, sticking to the bottom or whatever. Take my advice and always loiter around in the kitchen while something is cooking, i.e. do as I say, don't do as I do.)
I also ate here again in 2010, but didn't realize until later that it was the same place.
Updated Sep 19, 2010
Address: Hauptstr. 204 / Am Marktplatz
Phone: 0 62 21 / 1 43 30
We were hoping to find owen baked pasta-some sort, and when they had those at menu, we stayed here. We ate at the streetside tables outside, but it looked like they had a patio also-too bad we didn´t know!
The service was good, and so was the food, and it was cheap! I think we would go here again, if we will vist Heidelberg again.
Favorite Dish: Baked pasta with ham.
Updated Aug 28, 2010
Address: Hauptstrasse 75
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 65 00 05
EXCELLENT Persian food, and in a very convenient position if you've just been up to the castle or you're going there, particularly if you're tired of trekking round looking for somewhere doing local food and just finding one tourist place after another.
I had shereshkpolo, which was very good indeed. There were several vegetarian options on the menu. They do children's portions.
They're very nice people too, and obviously popular with the locals.
Favorite Dish: Shereshkpolo (chicken in aromatic rice with barberries)
Updated May 30, 2010
Address: Zwingerstraße 2
Phone: 06221 164646
We found El Coyote on Haupstrase as we were first exploring Heidelberg. It was late afternoon and while we were hungry we did not want a large meal. El Coyote was perfect. We enjoyed some delicious pumpkin soup with roasted seed and chicken and mushrooms in a cream sauce over noodles. Plus a mandatory brew.
Favorite Dish: The pumpkin soup was very good, not too sweet with a hint of spicy pepper
Written Apr 6, 2010
Light fixtures of brass musical instruments, comfortable tables, a menu of solid German fare. I enjoyed a large sausage. Just up the street from the Old Bridge, it seemed like it was filled with locals.
Written Apr 6, 2010
Very crowded and popular place. A lot of jolly guests and people to talk to. The food is heavy German food (meat, potato dishes) The restaurant serves its own beer of different kind. One really feels being in Germany.
Favorite Dish: local meat and potato dishes
Written Mar 24, 2010
Address: Steingasse 9, Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 16 5850
When I heard about a beer museum, my initial thought was "if they have Dominican beer, then I'll believe they are a beer museum", so we entered Zum Weissen Schwan and sat on our table. Then we found out that they stopped carrying international brands because it wasn't too profitable for them and instead they had several local and national beers.
With that said, we ordered some light food but no beer because we were going to the Glühwein meet and one of us had to drive hehe. The food we got was good and the place was cozy as well.
Favorite Dish: I had potato cakes with sausage and sauerkraut (I think), very yummy!
Updated Feb 1, 2010
Address: Hauptstrasse 143
Andrea and I took a coffee break after walking around the University and seeing some of the stalls at the Christmas market on the pedestrian street. This is a rather cozy café where they serve light warm dishes, coffee, hot chocolate that looks too good to be drunk (hehe) and some cakes that are very good. One detail I liked is that they have several black and white pictures of old Heidelberg.
Favorite Dish: I had a glass of hot chocolate with a piece of a chocolate/strawberry cake.
Updated Feb 1, 2010
Address: Hauptstrasse 49
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