Hello and welcome to this post on the best places to eat breakfast in Cologne. By the time you finish reading this you will be ready to rush out the door to eat a tasty meal.
Our opening section will discuss the best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Cologne. Whether you are searching for eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, or any other delicious morning meal somewhere on that list should have you covered.
Then we will talk about healthy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options. Donuts, bagels, and bakeries will round out our next few topics.
After all of that is out of the way we will pivot to drinks and discuss local cafes to get your coffee as well as some more healthy stuff like smoothies and juices. Our final section will tell you about the best all day breakfast restaurants near you because this food tastes so great it shouldn’t only be limited to the morning hours.
Throughout the post any time a brunch buffet is available we will try to point that out, and you can also expect there to be a map for your area towards the end to help you find the closest spot. Anyone that is interested is welcome to check out our other posts on cities around Germany right there.
Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants In Cologne
If you are searching for places to eat your bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, or any early morning delight the best Cologne breakfast and brunch restaurants are a good place to look:
- Funkhaus at Wallrafpl 5
- Herr Pimock at Aachener St 52
- Café Sehnsucht at KörnerStr. 67
- Café Buur at Richard-Wagner-St 2
- Wilma Wunder at FriesenStr. 82
- Cafe Extrablatt at Alter Markt 28-32
Funkhaus is a 1950’s café serving breakfast, lunch, and coffee starting at 9am. Some of the best pancakes and vegan brunch platters in your area are served in a laid back setting at Herr Pimock.
Café Sehnsucht has a charming terrace and offers cakes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day starting at 9am. There are tasty servings of meat platters, bagels, coffee, and desserts at Café Buur from 9am to 6pm daily.
Local German breakfast specialties are prepared at Wilma Wunder. A wide variety of food and drinks are available at Cafe Extrablatt as well as a breakfast buffet in Cologne on weekdays from 8:30am to 11:30am and 9am to 1pm on weekends.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Want to feel your best throughout the day? Then have your first meal at one of these healthy vegan or vegetarian breakfast spots:
- Vevi at Brüsseler St 29
- Osho’s Place at Venloer St 5-7
Vevi makes homemade vegan and vegetarian breakfasts near you that are free of animal products throughout the week from 10am to 5pm except for Tuesday when they are closed.Osho makes vegan breakfasts and delicacies.
Donut Shops In Cologne
On the other hand if you just want something that tastes delicious one of these local donut shops should suffice:
- Holy Moly Donuts & Coffee at SchillingStr. 23
- TopTop Donuts at SeverinStr. 56
Bagel Shops Near You
Coffee Fellows at Karolingerring 2 Café Buur from our initial breakfast and brunch list sells really good bagels too.
Bakeries will have many different types of foods that can kick your day off right:
- Bastian’s at Auf dem Berlich 3-5
- Bäckerei Zimmermann at EhrenStr. 75
- Epi at Neusser St 32
- Boulangerie Merlê at Dürener St 100
- Babylon Bäckerei at Venloer St 550
You can order breakfast, light meals, cakes, and tarts at Bastian’s. Bäckerei Zimmermann excels at providing seasonal specials, international specialties, confectionery, and pastries.
Handmade breads, croissants, pastries, and delicacies are available at Epi. Boulangerie Merlê is a French bakery near you specializing in pastries and baked goods. Delicious breakfasts, sandwiches, baked goods, sweets, and plenty more are provided at Babylon Bäckerei.
Cafes In Your Area
Get your caffeine boost when you pick up your coffee at one of these cafes in town:
- Café Bo at Luxemburger St 315
- Hommage Café at FriesenStr. 73
- Cafe Riese at Schildergasse 103
- Café Konditorei Eigel at BrückenStr. 1-3
Some of the best pancakes in your area roll out of Café Bo’s kitchen as well as pastrami sandwiches and many more specials. Hommage Café has outdoor seating and makes breakfasts, pastries, and hand roasted beans.
Café Riese has a terrace and offers elaborate cakes, waffles, and ice creams as well as breakfast items. Creative pastries and desserts are available at Café Konditorei Eigel.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Usually these smoothie and juice bars will also sell some wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and other healthy food for your morning:
- The Vitamin Oase at Andreaskloster 14
- Kaltpresse at Merowinger St 23
- The Great Berry at Bonner St 41
- Rich`N Greens at Auf dem Berlich 9
St Louis Breakfast from our next list also makes really good smoothies.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
When you want your bacon and eggs later in the day head to an all day breakfast restaurant in Cologne:
- St Louis Breakfast at Meister-Gerhard-Str. 30
- Cafe Wo ist Tom at Zülpicher St 309
St Louis is a hip all day breakfast restaurant near you serving hearty international fare along with coffee. Local breakfast specialties are also served all day at Cafe Wo ist Tom as well as crispy salads, homemade cakes, and plenty more on weekdays from 9am to 7pm and from 10am on weekends.
You are also welcome to read our posts on:
- All-Day Breakfast in Dusseldorf
- All-Day Breakfast in Frankfurt
- All-Day Breakfast in Stuttgart
- All-Day Breakfast in Hamburg
Enjoy Your Breakfast In Cologne
Well, we wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants you should be ready for your next meal.
Do us and our future readers a favor by mentioning if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for your area that you may have too. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Cologne.