â€ś Aachener StraĂźe 21, 50674 Cologne, Tel. 0221-258 92 19 â€ž
The Bar Tabac is located on Aachen street, maybe just five minutes walk from the Rudolf Place. If you want to go there to eat or to drink something, I would definitely recommend it. You can take the tram (1,6,7,12,15) to the Rudolf Place and go from there on foot. It's easier than going with car because since you are in the middle of the city centre, parking is very difficult.
Even from the outside is the large glass facade with the blue awning and the large lettering "Bar Tabac" that stands out. Even here, everything looks very French and cosy. Once inside you find yourself in a typical French bistro, similar which as you can find in Paris. There is a cosy corner with leather sofas, as well as rustic tables and chairs. Everything is very airy and spacious.
Further back you then find plenty of other tables that are preferred mostly by the guests who want to eat properly, the front area is suitable for snacks, breakfast and if you just like a drink. Formerly there was an integrated bakery where you could buy wonderful croissants and other goodies but unfortunately that closed. In the basement you can find the toilets.
Firstly Bar Tabac has a wide selection of breakfast. Starting with a small and simple breakfast, typically French, consisting of croissant and cafĂ© au lait, to 3.20 euros, to the big breakfast, with all the trimmings for 10 Euro. You get coffee and croissants, baguette, bread, cold cuts, scrambled eggs are fabulous.
The typical French dishes are also very tasty and not too expensive, a Salade NiĂ§oise is already for 5.50 Euro. Of course there are not only salads, but also pancakes, fish, baguettes and various meat dishes and desserts. Everything comes under 15 Euro, with most dishes you are to pay about 7 Euro.
The drink selection is quite large in the Bar Tabac. Besides a large selection of soft drinks and hot beverages, however, will cost all around Euro 2, is obtained here also typical French drinks, such as Orangina (2.20 Euro). A KĂ¶lsch again you get even for 1.50 Euro, further various spirits and wines at reasonable prices.
The service at the Bar Tabac is pretty good because they are fast and friendly. They don't mind to make a little chat and you normally get you drinks pretty fast.
I'm really happy in the Bar Tabac, because you can eat a good breakfast here and also the atmosphere is good. I love to also go here with a drink or dinner when I visit the town. Since I have friends living here I try to visit as often as I can and we normally turn up again at this place since they live in the same street. It's a wonderful place so five stars.