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Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum (closed for renovation)

Germany's oldest café-restaurant

View of the guest house and coffee house To the Arab Coffe Baum im Barfußgässchen in which there is also a museum about coffee, museum, gastronomy in Leipzig, restaurant, café
© Philipp Kirschner

The oldest coffee house in Germany has been serving Saxony's favourite drink since 1711. After renovation work in 1720, the establishment was given the name "Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum". The building on the Barfußgässchen pub mile is home to rustic parlours on the ground floor, the Lusatia restaurant on the first and three cafés on the second floor. On the third floor there is a coffee museum. Each cosy room has its own history, offering a taste of the lifestyle, the hustle and bustle of the Coffe Baum Society at the time. The café-restaurant was already very popular in 1694 when Robert Schumann regularly used it as a meeting place for his Davidsbündlern. Today, in addition to the famous "Scheelchen Heeßen", you can enjoy hearty cuisine based on Saxon recipes.


location Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum
Kleine Fleischergasse 4
04109 Leipzig
phone +49 341 961006061
fax +49 341 96 100 30
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  • Fully accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
  • Partially accessible rest-room for wheelchair users info
Fresco above the entrance to arabischen Coffe Baum in the Barfußgässchen where there is also a museum about coffee, gastronomy in Leipzig, restaurant, coffeehouse culture, café
© Philipp Kirschner
Fresco above the entrance of Zum arabischen Coffe Baum in the Barfußgässchen, which also houses a coffee museum, gastronomy in Leipzig, restaurant, coffee house culture, café
© W. Schneider