Miss Päpki is definitely a stereotype café. Maybe it is the style of the antique white furniture or the extraordinary gold wallpaper that reminds me of an old royal English tea house. Right in the centre of the Belgian quarter (“Belgisches Viertel”), the “Brüssler Platz” the most popular area of Cologne, in an old building with super high ceilings, Miss Päpki is decorated all in white and pastel colored furniture that create a feminine and elegant ambient in which men will also feel comfortable.
When Claudia Papke first opened Miss Päpki I entered her café and was surprised at how perfect and well thought out everything was. I started to talk to her and found out that she had planned to open a café for a long time. The interior and original vintage crockery have been collected over many years, long before the opening and was stored in Claudia Papke’s parents’ attic. The name Miss Päpkie is based on the way her name is pronounced in America where she’s worked and lived for a few years.
Miss Päpki has different kinds of breakfast on antique étagères. For lunch, dinner or a snack in between there are salads and soups and various cakes at any time. My all-time favorite is the “Rotkäppchen”(Little Red Riding Hood) Cake.