We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Riquet

Schuhmachergaesschen 1, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9610000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (11 reviews)
“gateau” (2 reviews)
“apfelstrudel” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 19:00 Hours
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Schuhmachergaesschen 1, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (354)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 29 December 2017

It was built in 1908 for a French company that imported teas and coffees. It is decorated with lots of elephants and beautiful carved beams inside. We had the Viennese breakfast, a croissant and a sweet roll with butter and Nutella and some fruit slices....More

Thank vodkatonicsunshine
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of city center, had great coffee and pastry while watching the city wake up. Offered various hot and cold breakfasts and appeared to be open at night for dessert (walked by prior evening). Nice service.

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a beautiful historical cafe located close to the old town centre. We stopped here for afternoon cake on a Sunday. A large cake selection here, however the taste was so so. Nothing to rave about, however the cafe itself is worth taking a...More

Thank helloblaise
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The building itself is worth a visit. It's a historic cocoa, chocolate, & tea company. The building has two metal elephant heads on the exterior and an Asian cupola. We have been going to this place since just after the Berlin Wall fell, and love...More

Thank md2242
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Like a old traditional viennese "Kaffeehaus" ! famous for the design with elephants - friendly service, good quality, but expensive

Thank juergen p
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

On two floors in an atmospheric building, this is a long established Swiss style German Kaffehaus. Terrific selection of cakes to have with any type of hot drink . Regular light food is also served, but we were really impressed that they coped with our...More

Thank ADean19
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

When you enter the place you feel the history. They have very rich menu as coffee house. Apple Strudel was extra ordinary. Prices not too bad. Keep in mind they only accept cash.

Thank KorkmazPerk
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The historical Cafe Riquet is a short walk from the Market Square, unmissable with the decorative elephant heads adorning the exterior. Great selection of coffees and teas as well as delicious cakes. Friendly and fast service.

Thank Nina M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Staying next door at Steigenberger hotel. Great experience. Awesome waitress. Understood our German language deficit. Gave us an English menu and was extremely helpful. I had smoked salmon on potato pancake and my wife had veg filled crepe. Both good. We sat...More

2  Thank GraCin5758
Reviewed 12 May 2017

unique and impressive, one of a kind so to say, jugendstil buildung. Theme is the Elephant, obvius on the outside, full with small elephant-decos inside. A vienese cafe atmosphere inside. But unfortunately the coffee and the deserts were realy disapointing. Avoid the Kaiserschmarrn.

Thank Mantis a
Nearby HotelsSee all 103 hotels in Leipzig
Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof
2,480 reviews
.03 miles away
Motel One Leipzig-Nikolaikirche
584 reviews
.03 miles away
Motel One Leipzig-Augustusplatz
199 reviews
.12 miles away
B&B Hotel Leipzig-City
107 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
52 reviews
.07 miles away
199 reviews
.05 miles away
Pizzeria Rizzi Baguetteria
137 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
281 reviews
.07 miles away
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
983 reviews
.09 miles away
Old City Hall
251 reviews
.07 miles away
Market Square (Markt)
607 reviews
.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Riquet staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schuhmachergaesschen 1, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Zentrum
  • Phone Number: +49 341 9610000
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing