With one million inhabitants, Cologne is the 4th biggest city in Germany. But compared to Berlin, Hamburg or Munich, our city is rather small and so are the buildings. The commercial buildings and town houses along the ring boulevard create an exception. At Chlodwigplatz (where Ubierring and Sachsenring meet in a busy urban roundabout) Cologne feels quite metropolitan!
This is where Meister Gerhard has opened a second café-bar-restaurant. It is as popular as the Meister Gerhard at Rathenauplatz, but the concept is slightly different since the place in Südstadt is open all day long.
So you can drop by anytime or spend the whole day there: start in the morning with one of the really good breakfasts, have a delicious lunch from the menu of the day, followed by coffee and cake… or come for an aperitif early in the evening. The variety of tapas with some daily specials is as remarkable as it is at Meister Gerhard Rathenauplatz and prices are really reasonable.
There is a choice of newspapers and free WI-FI available, but the best passtime for me is watching what happens on the street. Although it’s quite noisy outside, seats and tables on the sidewalk are very popular – even in wintertime. This sometimes makes me think of a Parisian café…but it’s just Köln-Südstadt.