10 fabulous cafes in Cologne for brunch with your ladies (Women’s Day Special)

If I loved Cardio half as much as I love a good brunch, I’d probably never be an ounce over normal weight. But it is unlikely to ever happen and I have accepted that such is life. Anyway, back to brunches. What makes it even better is enjoyable company of friends. Sadly, we live in a world where even making a plan to meet friends requires planning. Everyone is busy, and then there is Netflix and Ben&Jerry’s home delivery service. Let’s change this sordid pattern this International Women’s Day. I am helping you out a little here, with suggestions of 10 fabulous brunch places, so that all you have to do is ring (or WhatsApp) your friend, decide on date and time, and show up!

5 cafes that I have been to and loved:

Café Schwesterherz

Schwesterherz literally means ‘sisters at heart’, and I love this concept. It’s a cosy cafe at Venloer Straße, with good food, great service, relaxing ambiance and a warm vibe, like your favourite grandma’s hug. By the way, they make mean pancakes!

Cuisine: International

Address: Venloer Str. 239, 50823 Köln

Cafe Buur

This is probably the most Instagrammed cafe in the city, though that should really not be a surprise. Everything on the menu has a dramatic presentation, be it nutella in an injection or diced fruits in a pineapple shell. I have been to Cafe Buur about five times so far and it is still one of my all time favourite cafes.

Cuisine: International

Address: Richard-Wagner-Straße 28, 50674 Köln

Café Sehnsucht

Slow food movement champions and certified organic, Sehnsucht  has a homely, happy vibe. There are big and small tables, very hommage-isque, and personalised service.

Cuisine: International

Address: Körnerstraße 67, 50823 Köln

Café Extrablatt

This is a treat for all hotel breakfast lovers. There is an expansive variety, and I love how you can go a la carte in case you don’t have a monstrous appetite. Plenty of space and Parisian bistro feels.

Cuisine: International

Address: Alter Markt 28–32, 50667 Köln


Delicious coffee, freshly baked cakes and sandwiches, and lots of space. This is quite a novelty, according to Cologne’s standards. Kaffeesaurus has enough space to host large groups, without creating claustrophobia for anyone.

Cuisine: Patisserie

Address: Friesenpl. 15, 50672 Köln

5 cafes that come highly recommended and I can’t wait to brunch at:

Café Bo

Cuisine: International

Address: Luxemburger Strasse 315, 50939 Köln

Café de Joy

Cuisine: International

Address: Sürther Hauptstraße 57, 50999 Köln

Deleeciosa Boutique & Deli

Cuisine: Spanish and Indonesian inspired

Address: Venloer Straße 401, 50825 Köln


Cuisine: International

Address: Subbelrather Str. 295, 50825, Köln


Cuisine: Patisserie

Address: Auf dem Berlich 3-5, 50667 Köln

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  1. Some more visit worthy cafes in Cologne

    1. Funkhaus
    2.Salon Schmitz
    3.Cafe Bonnen
    5.Cafe Wahlen
    6. Kaffemanufaktur
    7.Cafe Fleur
    8.Cafe Elefant
    9. Cafe Alte feuerwache
    10. Ecco
    11. Cafe Jakubowski
    12. Cafe Storch
    13. The Museum Cafe of Museum of East Asian Art
    14. cafe und Bahn Mi
    15. Cafecafe

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