We arrived in Tübingen hungry and so we immediately started searching for a place to eat. After passing the Wurstküche, we realized that this was one of the three restaurants listed in our guidebook. Unsure if they were still serving food (it was nearly 2:00), we went inside to find out. We entered through the backdoor (not knowing it was the backdoor) and had to go down several flights of steps to the restaurant. As we descended the steps, we weren’t sure if it was even a restaurant! But once we got there, we found a very cozy place that was rather full of people! And, thankfully, they were still serving food!
Our server was extremely pleasant and helpful. She was studying to be an English teacher and was anxious to practice her English with us. The guys tried out the various beers served and the girls had local white wines.
Our meals were very tasty – the guys both got the house special Wuschkicha-Deller, which was several kinds of meats, sauerkraut, potato salad, and Spätzle. The girls got salads – I got a simple one with eggs that came with garlic bread and my friend got a salad with chicken strips on it. We all agreed the food was great – and there was plenty of it!
After paying the check (which was quite reasonable given the quantity and quality of food), we headed outside. We went through the front door this time, which still meant we had to climb some stairs to get out. Afterwards we found that there is also a beer garden in the front.
Overall it was a really good experience to eat at the Wurstküche!
I think the bakery referred to above is Padeffke. Maybe not, but this is still a great place to enjoy coffee and cake.
The portions are generous and the prices fair (I got a cappuccino and slice of cake for less than 5 Euros). The restaurant is entirely self-service, so you don't need to worry about a small tip inflating your bill.
My problem with most of the German cafes I've been in is that they're modern and stark, with loud music that makes it difficult to conduct a conversation or get work done. The decor at Padeffke manages to combine chic and cozy and there's no loud music (at least not when I was visiting).
The staff was very friendly and the selection of baked goods generous.
This cafe is actually a chain (http://www.baeckerei-padeffke.de). I wish they'd open one closer to where I live!
I really love this brewery. There are various rooms that have different ambience plus an outdoor beer garden. The help is very very courteous.
Favorite Dish: I had a "kleiner" dish (small dish) that was just a perfect size since portions in Germany are just way too much for me. It was 3 small sausages, potato salad, and a jus. And it was perfect. My husband had 2 excellent sausages, a blood sausage and a liver one and other stuff:) He loved it.
See their website for their menu and beers.
This is mostly a place to take your food away. He makes just a few things a day. There are tables to stand up and eat at. One table to sit at, on a window ledge I believe. It's vegetarian and it's highly flavored and it's good.
Favorite Dish: Pakoras were very flavorful, chickpea curry, chapati bread, samosas. It's all good. 3.50 euro to 5.00 euro.
Most of the food is already made up and in trays. Usually 6 items made with options to have pad thai and Tom Ka soup. They do have some spring rolls, chicken wings, and such to order as sides also. This is not a "proper" restaurant with tables and chairs but 2 large tables to stand up and eat at. There are only about 4 places to sit and set your food down. And some window benches. A great place to get take out. The seating is the only draw back.
There is an asian store next to it that is owned by the same people. Some asian goods are sold at the restaurant also.
They speak English here also.
Favorite Dish: Everything I have had was good, green chicken curry, red chicken curry, veggies with cashews, chicken with thai basil. They have stir fried noodles that sell out alot. These entrees come with Jasmine rice and are all around 6 euro. Tom Ka, chicken coconut soup, yum.
Great food.. I tried the dumplings with sauce, potato and veg salad.. hmmm.. yumyum.. my friend had some pork with noodles.. also nice...
For drink.. I had draught beer with banana juice... tasty.. as Seb told me... :)
Tübingen has a lot of pubs and cafés and Tangente Jour is one of them. It is in the very center of Tübingen and if you manage to get to sit on one of those two tables next to the window you have a fantastic view of the Holzmarkt and the Collegiate Church. They also have an outside terrace, but since the weather was a little so/so, we preferred to sit inside (and were lucky!!!)
We enjoyed an absolutely delicious breakfast with rolls, cheese, meat, honey, jam, an egg and a lovely cup of café au lait! The service was friendly and we were absolutely satisfied!
We would go there again for sure!
Wonderfully located on the banks of the Neckar this bar serves great beer and food. I sat in the shadow of Eberhardsbrucke, on a November evening, and it was warm enough to eat a delicious Schwabian stlye pizza: a flammebrot. The service is good, although a little slow due to the popular nature of the place. It also has an English menu, but many of the main dishes are only listed in the German version, so be prepared to translate or ask the helpful waiters/waitresses.
I was going to eat here, but it was closed until 5pm, and I couldn't wait an hour. It looked very enticing, and I was sold when two American students walked past, who I'd earlier overheard discussing the town knowingly: one pointed out that this was the place they took people on their first visit to the city. It is a small Schwabian restaurant specializing in Schnitzels and Pork Hacksteaks. It also does a good line in Foliokartoffel (Baked Potato) and a range of Salads. You can find it on Kornhausstrasse; take a left after you find the Kornhaus itself from the Rathaus.