I’ll always take the time for a coffee and a small piece of delicious homemade chocolate cake on the way to do my weekly shopping. And the Café Eichhörnchen (literally means “Café Squirrel”, but I haven’t ever seen one there. If you do, let me know) is the best place in Nippes for that!
Just one stone’s throw away from the main street in Cologne-Nippes, it is located on the very nice and quiet Baudriplatz. The owner is Belgian and with every hot drink there is one little piece of Belgian chocolate for free. I also love the various quiches which are offered with a salad.
Please come there with some time to spare, the waiters are very friendly, but sometimes you might worry that the coffee will be cold before it reaches your table…
Nevertheless, it’s worth having a break at the Eichhörnchen. The cosy and relaxed atmosphere makes it such a great place. It’s the place where I go with friends for a kaffee klatsch, with my parents to have a quick lunch or just alone with me and my book, when I really need a change of scenery.