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Cafe Kowalski

££ - £££
German, Cafe, European, Central European, International
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Oberer Sand 1, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 851 2487
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Interesting cafe with view on the river Inn and the park. Good friendly service and average quality of coffee.

Thank gloryrose
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to visit when in Passau. We first came here 22 years ago as students and have returned to Passau and eaten at Cafe Kowalski every 10 years or so! There is a good range of food and the desserts (especially tiramisu) have remained of a high standard over the years. The venue is not air-conditioned... More 

Thank Alwyn F
Perth, Australia
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137 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

4 of us ate here for lunch. The service was very good and they had staff that spoke very good english. The schnitzel was the best we had in all our time in Germany and the fires we cooked perfectly. Great place to sit and watch the river and enjoy a good meal and beer. We asked for a salad... More 

Thank claky
Passau, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

If you're in Passau and want to take a meal fast, but not fast food, try Kowalski. Good service and nice atmosphere.

Thank Vladislav_Pantsevich
Dresden, Germany
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We stumbled into the Kowalski after a long bike ride down the Donau. We found the place buzzing with locals and a very friendly staff that were happy to wait while we attempted to speak German. The coffee was excellent and the pastries were old world and fresh. The wifi was strong and made it possible to send emails and... More 

Thank RuTech
Neukirchen vorm Wald, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Not only is this one of the biggest and trendiest hang-outs in Passau, it is also home to some of the most delicious food! I recommend the Bacon Cheeseburger (complete with Kowalski's secret sauce and to-die-for fries) or the Veggie Burger. The salads and pasta are also mouth-watering.

Thank LyndeesTravels
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

The balcony of Cafe Kowlaski affords a tremendous view of the Inn River, and we were lucky to score a table on a sunny and warm October afternoon. What else we discovered was one of the specials--pasta with grilled prawns and really excellent homemade pesto. I've eaten a lot of pesto in my life, and I've never enjoyed it as... More 

Thank Kathleen C
Amersham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Café Kowalski is the perfect Sunday brunch place. There is an extensive, very varied buffet with eggs, bread, cheese, many salads, savoury elements, fruit juices and so on and so on. Try the ginger water! A great refresher! I highly recommend this place for your relaxed brunch overlooking the tranquil Inn river.

Thank FrankSmits
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I have been introduced to Kowalski by some co-workers! Place is very good! Nice atmosphere! They are known by their hamburgers, however I decided to go with the surf & turf which was amazing! Servers are very dedicated and the beer was just perfect! Long story short, good place, good people, good food...

Thank Alvadi S
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

just before going to Passau, somebody advised me to have lunch at Cafe Kowalski. I have been to Passau very often already, but had to Google to find my way to this cafe. But once you see it on a map, it is quite easy to find. We were there Saturday lunch time and the place was crowded with mainly... More 

Thank queenmary47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
German, Cafe, European, Central European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oberer Sand 1, 94032 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Lower Bavaria  >  Passau
  • Phone Number: +49 851 2487

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?