The cafe Zur Speipe is in the market square,you can sit out in the sun, or inside in the small conservatory, or even in the main cafe, the place seemed to be buzzing with laughter and chatter.
Someone was sat using their computer as this is a wi fi "hot spot" so is the whole of the square. The cafe also has a Toy museum which was closed, so remember, Monday the museum is closed.
Favorite Dish: I had coffee and Cheese cake, my other half had chocolate cake, and they were absolutely delicious. They had a great choice of Kuchen and other dishes, the service and standard seemed very high a nice experience.
I'm sorry that I forgot to note the address of this restaurant but it is reasonably easy to find in a side street off the main square. Inside or outside dining is available. The theme is very local but the food comes from everywhere.
Favorite Dish: Naturally, I chose the Australian Barramundi, grilled with chips and salad. Absolutely delicious and the strudel was one of the best I had in all my 2009 trip. Good service friendly staff and all up with a glass of the inevitable red was 23 euro. Well worth a visit.
New Minton's is situated in Jakobstrasse and fronts on to a little square with a beautiful old tree in the centre. There is an extensive outdoor area to dine or drink or inside if you prefer. The service was efficient and friendly and the price was right for my budget.
Favorite Dish: I chose a steak with chips, salad and mushroom sauce, just like I have at home. It was mouthwatering and at 14 euro for the steak and 4 euro for a glass of good dry red, it was a bargain as well.
It is really hard to find a good sushi restaurant in Europe, but this is one is really great. They have all the rolls, sushis, and sashimis that you can only imagine, and if you don't like fish you can always enjoy some other meat dishes that are served at the place. Of course they have Japanese alcoholic bevarages as well like sake or Sapporo beer.
Open hours: Mon-Sat noon to 2:30 pm and 6pm-11pm
the zum domstein is a large restaurant at the hauptmarkt. they offer typical german fare but also have a "roman menu". the roman menu are dishes from ancient trier. a very interesting place to eat when in trier.
We were fortunate to be in the company of our good friend from Heidelberg, who had recently spent a special weekend in Trier with her girlfriends for her 50th birthday; so she suggested the restaurant/wine bar. As always, we weren't disappointed with her choice.
Spacious setting, with tables widely apart from each other. The sevice was excellet, including suggestions made when requested, which turned out perfect. All the food was artistically presented and delicious.
Favorite Dish: I had the rack of lamb, which was superb! very tender and delicious, good portions. see photo
If the weather cooperates, Cafe/Restaurant Hauptmann's is a perfect spot to have breakfast at their outdoor tables. Very nice area without any traffic. Their buffett provids with a nice selection of different juices, fruits, breadrolls, cereals, yoghurts, scrambled or fried eggs etc.
More mediterranean than Italian, this was some of the best pub grub I've eaten in Germany, or possibly anywhere. The food was top notch, the pasta was perfectly al dente and the aromatic pesto just sang through the beer. All I wanted was a simple dish, and I think it says a lot that they could make something so simple taste so good.
The location is also excellent, on the busy Glockenstrasse, in the center near the Porta Nigra. You can sit in the snug at the back by the bar, or at the front near the large bay windows and people watch.
Cafe Calchera is an Italian Ice Cafe, and a cosy location yet very crowded with almost every seat taken. Haven't had ice cream there but a very tasty sandwich and coffee. Calchera is known as the oldest Italian Ice Cafe in Trier.
Been there for just a cup of coffee which was quite good, hot and creamy. Cafe is comfortable close to Porta Nigra Gate what means it's the perfect spot for that see and to be seen thing, for those that are into that. Near by is also the tourist information, train and different bus stations.
This restaurant has a nice outdoor area right by the cross on the market square. We enjoyed beers and wine befire having dinner. Nicole had the nudeln, what seemed to be a fusion of German and Italian. I had the Wiener Schnitzel. Both dishes were good and the service was better than average. Two glasses of wine, two beers, two dinners for 46 Euros.
Favorite Dish: Wiener Schnitzel
Potatoes. The Germans love potatoes almost as much as they love pork, which is great for me as I love them too. The love has spawned a number of restaurants that, some might think strangely, specialises in the humble potato. Previous visits to such restaurants has produced menus that consist of potatoes and a variety of enormous cuts of meat. At Kartoffel Restaurant Kiste, you get this, but you also get a wide variety of less meaty, and even vegetarian options. What's more, their potato soup comes speck free. So no sneaky bits of "vegetarisch" bacon in your soup.
If you would like to taste Mosel wines in a Roman wine cellar or if you would like to dine in Roman style, the restaurant Zum Domstein' serves meals prepared according to ancient Roman cookbooks. They also have traditional German cuisine.
It's a popular place, so you better make reservations for dinner.
Classic and wonderful Italian favorites made fresh and to order. The only problem with 'Franco's" is that they are closed on Monday. Seating was roomy and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Favorite Dish: Any wood fired pizza with fresh veggies. The pasta dishes also were excellent.
The Romischer Weinkeller (Roman Wine Cellar) is a very nice restaurant in the building between the Dom and the Marktplatz. It features very good German food, beer, and wine, but is most famous for its roman artifacts displayed throughout. There are also several photographs on the walls showing the excavation of this site and the discovery of the artifacts.
Meals are expensive, but tasty, at US$30-40 per person.