On the corner opposite the entrance to the Händel House there is a very nice restaurant and café called Anna am Händelhaus where you can get breakfast from 9 in the morning, a quick light lunch at noontime, coffee and cake in the afternoon or dinner in the evening.
After my visit to the Händel House I sat at one of the outdoor tables and had a very tasty salad while watching countless people going past on their bicycles.
The café is named after Georg Friedrich Händel's grandmother, Anna Händel née Beichling (1586–1670).
The café's website claims that Anna Händel was not only the composer's grandmother, but also his confidante and muse -- which seems rather unlikely since she died fifteen years before he was born, but never mind.
1. Café/Restaurant Anna am Händelhaus
2. Walking her bike across from Anna
3. Riding past Anna
4. Mother and two children on bikes
5. Riding up the hill towards Anna
Address: Kleine Klausstraße 2, 06108 Halle
Directions: GPS 51°29'1.87" North; 11°58'0.74" East
Phone: 03 45 - 5 21 60 56
This is a luxury restaurant in a very rural, residential area. It's truly one of the best restaurants I have every been to, and I live in New York City. Excellent, excellent!
It's about half-way between Halle and Leipzig (closer to Leipzig), and it's worth finding it. Make sure to call first for a reservation, it's small and very popular.
Please see my Germany restaurant tip for the details, but the web site below will give you an idea. It's all in German, but the dishes can be understood, I think.
Favorite Dish: I loved my asparagus souffle soup, and the dessert dish was amazing. You can have cheese as a course, naturally. However, this is one of the few times I'd choose the sweet dessert over the amazing cheeses. Everyone was thrilled with their dishes.
Address: Herderstrasse 26
Directions: Between Halle and Leipzig. See map on the website for details.
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This place is quite modern, but has its charme. There are two floors, and I liked sitting upstairs!
Favorite Dish: I had a huge salad bowl which was really good! All salads are served with Balsamico and Olive Oil!
Address: Universitätsring (?)