Freddy Schilling Cologne

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Freddy Schilling – Manufacturing the best burgers

With the trend of upmarket fast food, big burger chains are losing customers to Gourmet burger joints like Freddy Schilling. It’s one of the pioneers and for me it is still the best. Only a few meters down the road from 485° (check the 485° article), Freddy Schilling has a rather small burger grill. The owner might not want to hear this, but it has a ‘hipster’ vibe with raw-wooden desks, industrial-style lamps and mustache-wearing guys at the grill.

The burger menu is short, with seven classics and one special burger at a time. The meat comes from a Farmers’ collective and is 100% organic and really juicy. Even though the burger is massive, it’s hard to resist the fries. All sauces are homemade and especially the mayonnaise is great.

I absolutely have to mention the staff at Freddy Schilling. Even though they stand in the smoke and heat of the grill all day, they are super friendly and always up for a joke. When you leave, don’t forget to take an apple from the box at the door (or the staff will probably remind you in a funny way).

Sometimes, the queue can be long despite the small space, because many people order take-away.

Freddy Schilling opened a bigger restaurant at Eigelstein, it might be worthy to try.

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Kyffhäuserstraße, Cologne

Opening Times

Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00


Burger & fries: € 10


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)