Restaurants and Cafes in Leipzig

Arabic, French, Japanese or Italian might not seem "typical Leipzig", but somehow they are. After all, Leipzig is a city where the whole world feels at home – and you can taste it, too! It is not just the culinary styles that are different but also the styles of the restaurants and cafes themselves. On the one hand, you can eat in historic restaurants just as Luther, Goethe, Bach and Wagner would have done, enjoy a “Scheelchen Heeßen” (cup of coffee) in an art deco atmosphere or original coffee house style. On the other hand, you can savour a vegan kebab, relish a fine meal in a restaurant with a modern ambience or drink a flat white in the middle of a small jungle.

But Leipzig is not the only place for a perfect feast of enjoyment – the region around Leipzig also has numerous culinary highlights that are just waiting to be discovered. Plan some time for a visit to one of the numerous country inns or a restaurant on your day out in the Leipzig region.

On this page, you can definately find the right restaurant or cafe for you!

Arabic, French, Japanese or Italian might not seem "typical Leipzig", but somehow they are. After all, Leipzig is a city where the whole world feels at home – and you can taste it, too! It is not just the culinary styles that are different but also the styles of the restaurants and cafes themselves. On the one hand, you can eat in historic restaurants just as Luther, Goethe, Bach and Wagner would have done, enjoy a “Scheelchen Heeßen” (cup of coffee) in an art deco atmosphere or original coffee house style. On the other hand, you can savour a vegan kebab, relish a fine meal in a restaurant with a modern ambience or drink a flat white in the middle of a small jungle.

But Leipzig is not the only place for a perfect feast of enjoyment – the region around Leipzig also has numerous culinary highlights that are just waiting to be discovered. Plan some time for a visit to one of the numerous country inns or a restaurant on your day out in the Leipzig region.

On this page, you can definately find the right restaurant or cafe for you!

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Traditional Restaurants

Eat out where personalities such as Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz, Johann Gottfried Seume or Richard Wagner once dined, sit at a table in Auerbachs Keller where the wine flows endlessly or enjoy lunch in the famous Mädler Arcade. Leipzig offers a large number of classic restaurants and pubs serving typical Saxon fare, and should be on the agenda for your first visit to our city.

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Enjoy a meal nearly 400 feet up with an incredible view across Leipzig at Plate of Art in the Panorama Tower, experience culinary art by Peter Schnurr at the FALCO restaurant with two Michelin stars or try some fine vegan dishes at Zest. Wining and dining with several courses is not really your thing? Then come along to the Kaiserbad where you will be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of its industrial architecture or try some authentic Chinese dishes at the Chinabrenner. The list of incredible restaurants in Leipzig is long but definitely very tasty!

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In Leipzig's party district, tasty restaurants have good drinks and good bars serve tasty food. In the same places as you could enjoy a juicy burger or a stimulating coffee during the day, at night, you can buy various cocktails or sit outside in the summer with a refreshing cool drink. There are whole rows of pubs, cafes and wine bars along streets such as Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse or Karl-Heine-Strasse. Leipzig generally has a wide range of gastronomy on offer, but in these districts absolutely everyone can find the perfect place to go!

Gastronomy Excursions in the Leipzig Region

There are also excellent places to eat outside Leipzig's city boundaries. Especially after an exhausting day out in the Leipzig region, it is tempting to stop at one of the countless restaurants along the way. From a rustic atmosphere among historic vaults to a beautiful view across Leipzig's New Lake District: this culinary adventure offers all kinds of amazing sights (and plenty of food to taste). The country pubs and restaurants in the Leipzig region use locally grown and hand-picked ingredients for their Saxon specialities as well as exquisite meals they have created themselves .

There are also excellent places to eat outside Leipzig's city boundaries. Especially after an exhausting day out in the Leipzig region, it is tempting to stop at one of the countless restaurants along the way. From a rustic atmosphere among historic vaults to a beautiful view across Leipzig's New Lake District: this culinary adventure offers all kinds of amazing sights (and plenty of food to taste). The country pubs and restaurants in the Leipzig region use locally grown and hand-picked ingredients for their Saxon specialities as well as exquisite meals they have created themselves .

Coffee House Culture in Leipzig

Coffee and Leipzig go hand in hand. In Leipzig, the first coffee house musicians in Germany entertained their guests: Georg Philipp Telemann made music in the coffee houses on the market place, together with the Collegium musicum which was founded in 1701. Johann Sebastian Bach visited the Zimmermann coffee house in Katharinenstraße twice a week. His coffee cantata is considered the highlight of  Saxon coffee house music. In the traditional cafes of the city, the spirit of these times can still be felt today.

Coffee and Leipzig go hand in hand. In Leipzig, the first coffee house musicians in Germany entertained their guests: Georg Philipp Telemann made music in the coffee houses on the market place, together with the Collegium musicum which was founded in 1701. Johann Sebastian Bach visited the Zimmermann coffee house in Katharinenstraße twice a week. His coffee cantata is considered the highlight of  Saxon coffee house music. In the traditional cafes of the city, the spirit of these times can still be felt today.

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Cafes in Leipzig

Leipzig's coffee culture is defined both by traditional coffee traditions in renowned establishments and by a number of modern cafés and coffee bars with a more contemporary style. What could be better on a relaxed Sunday than a full-flavoured espresso made from 7 grams of finest coffee beans and prepared in a portafilter machine, then blended with oat milk to make an invigorating flat white and served with a sinfully delicious slice of vegan cheesecake? If you like drinking coffee, there is probably no better way to round off a weekend in Leipzig. Whether in a local district or in the centre of town, in an industrial building or a cosy atmosphere – thanks to the city's cafes, Leipzig is a real hotspot for coffee culture.

All Restaurants and Cafés at a Glance

Roots Cafe

Leipzig

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Guesthouse and Gose Brewery Bayerischer Bahnhof

Leipzig

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Panorama Tower Restaurant

Leipzig

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Restaurant Weinstock

Leipzig

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Café Kandler

Leipzig

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