Where to eat in Dresden on a budget
Dresden, with its beauty and charm, is considered one of the best places to get acquainted with German culture and, of course, cuisine. The culinary traditions of Saxony are very strong here.
It is even more pleasant that the prices in the cafes and restaurants of Dresden allow everyone to taste the best German food and beer. You can start a gastronomic tour of the city with 10 of the most famous places in the Saxon capital. Dresdner Kaffeestübchen If you are going to walk in the Frauenkirche district of Dresden, be sure to check out here to eat delicious cottage cheese casserole (a slice – about 3 €) or other fresh pastries. Every day, the owner of the cafe makes his own grandmother’s pie, the secret of which is passed down from generation to generation in the family. Food at Dresdner Kaffeestübchen is reasonably priced and tasty. For example, the “Big Breakfast” consists of buns, sausages, eggs, butter, jam, cheese and a cup of coffee / tea and costs 7.90 €. A feature of the establishment is a large selection of coffee, including brewed according to classic Viennese recipes.
Milchmädchen Café Milkmaid is one of the best breakfast spots in Dresden. It is located slightly away from the main tourist routes, on the outskirts of the Old Town, next to the Deutsches Hygienemuseum station. Coffee is prepared according to 20 different recipes: from the traditional cappuccino to the original strawberry with milk. But the main pride of the cafe is still breakfast. There are nine in Milchmädchen. The most modest: from croissant, butter and marmalade, honey or chocolate paste – 3,50 €. But if you intend to eat more satisfying, try the branded Herzhaftes Wurstwarenfrühstück (rolls, butter, salami, meat salad, liverwurst, jamon, mortadella) – its price is 8.90 €.
Augustus Garten A pleasant beer garden on the banks of the Elbe in Dresden, where they are going to eat tasty and inexpensively and drink excellent German beer. It works according to a self-service system, a deposit of € 2.50 is charged for groups. As in many beer restaurants in Dresden, German cuisine is represented by traditional snacks: sausages, pork knuckle, schnitzels and side dishes. Prices, by the standards of the city, are more than acceptable. Soups – 4.50 €, a bun with schnitzel – 7 €, a half-liter glass of beer – 4 €.
Zum Bautzner Tor Walking around Dresden looking for a place to eat and relax at a low price, head to this traditional German cafe with a charming old-fashioned setting. From food you can eat omelets, salads, soups (homemade hodgepodge – 4 €), schnitzels and steaks. The specialty is roast pork with sauerkraut and beer sauce. Its price is 11.50 €. The portions are always large. Another nice bonus for visitors is an inexpensive beer assortment. The cost of foam starts from 2 €.
Zur Schmiede A traditional German restaurant in the New Town with delicious food and a wide selection of drinks. The history of the establishment dates back about a century, and most of this time Zur Schmiede was a simple tavern where ordinary German hard workers came to eat. The restaurant menu features Saxon specialties, such as Bauernfrühstück (ham and egg) served all day. The choice of food is small and often varies by decision of the owners. Actual offers are written on a board near the entrance. The prices are moderate (meat – 10-14 €), the atmosphere is comfortable and homely. Worth a peek
Eating very cheap in Dresden is not so easy: low prices are most often found in fast food establishments. And from a cafe with German cuisine you can look at the following addresses: Curry 24 (Wilsdruffer Str. 24) – the most affordable food in Dresden: sausages, french fries and salad (all for 2 €). A portion of Currywurst with a side dish can be eaten completely. Hellmuts (Eschenstr. 11) is a typical German fast food restaurant with a huge selection of huge hamburgers (their average price is 10 €).
Curry & Co (Louisenstr. 62) – a good snack bar with inexpensive sausages and a variety of sauces suitable for them to eat quickly during a walk. AnTon (Rudolf Leonhard Str. 35) is a small restaurant in the residential area of Dresden with delicious local beer (2.40-3.70 € for 0.3-0.5 l). From food, you can take pork medallions or ribs with french fries – the total cost of the order is about 17 €. Korch Fleischwaren (Wiener Platz, 10, etc.) is a popular chain of butcher shops with an amazing imagination of excellent quality sausages and ham. In addition to German classics like Currywurst and Schnitzel, here you can eat soups, sandwiches, salads. The list of branches is on the official website. Brauhaus am Waldschlosschen A truly Saxon brasserie that is incredibly popular with residents. For the best food and beer in Dresden, you can safely go here. The restaurant prepares all the most popular German snacks for beer: white Weisswurst sausages, pretzels, schnitzels, open flammkuchen pies. You can eat tasty and home-style.