Where to eat in Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main has many memorable and interesting places where you can cheaply eat and taste great beer or apple wine. ₽
Which of the cafes to choose and what to order from the menu, what dishes are considered Frankfurt specialties and how much they cost – you will learn about this from this review.
Budget cafes with an average bill of less than 20 €
Best Worscht in Town is a fast food chain with inexpensive sausages (3-4 €), burgers (4-5 €) and french fries (2.20-2.80 €). You can find the nearest cafe on the website bestworschtintown.de. Gref-Völsing – Be sure to check out Hanauer Landstr. 132 if you want to eat cheap Frankfurt beef sausages (Frankfurter Rindswurst). Every day, in addition to them, delicious soups, Koenigsberg bedbugs and other specialties appear on the menu. There is also a shop selling meat delicacies.
Ebert’s Suppenstube is a great option for those who are looking for where to eat cheap in Frankfurt and are not ready to settle for burgers. The cafe specializes in soups (average price – 5 €) – there are about 10 of them in assortment. There are also inexpensive sausages, potato salad and schnitzel (100 g – 2.90 €). Addresses of establishments are available on the website ebert-feinkost.de/filialen. Zum Alten Frankfurter is a small family-run cafe in the historical center of the city on Ziegelgasse 2. The place is not at all touristy, mostly the locals come to eat here. The food is simple and cheap, there is no sausage on the menu, but you can eat delicious salads (9-10 €), homemade soups (4-5 €), schnitzels and steaks (10-16 €). Fennischfuchser – A good cafe for a budget lunch near Frankfurt Main Station. You can eat quite inexpensively if you order soup (4.50 €), schnitzel with a side dish (8.80 €) and 0.4 liters of German beer (3.20 €).
Salädchen is a cafe with an original concept: it offers delicious and inexpensive salads for only 4.90-5.90 €. A great place to have a cheap meal during a walk or eat before the upcoming trip. Address – Bockenheimer Landstr. 43.
Cafes and mid-range restaurants
Cafe Crumble This cafe next to the Bockenheimer Warte will be a great find for you if you decide to come here for a traditional German breakfast. There are 7 varieties on the menu, the cheapest one costs 4 € and is modestly limited to a croissant, a bun and butter. But if you take Großes Frühstück for 10 €, you will get a very tight meal. This morning meal consists of rolls, croissant, Spanish meat delicacies, cottage cheese and cheeses. In the list of the best cafes in Frankfurt, Cafe Crumble also stands out with a decent selection of delicious coffee (for 2-4 €) and other soft drinks. Just try to arrive early – at 10 a.m. a free table is already a rarity.
Apfelweinwirtschaft Proletariat Not far from the Lokalbahnhof in Frankfurt, you can find a great inexpensive restaurant with good German food. The main local offer is an impressive schnitzel, which is usually ordered for two. Main dishes are cheap, about 8-13 €, a side dish is included in the price. Another important feature of the cafe is excellent cider (Apfelwein). Be sure to try it! It is nice that there is a menu for young guests (€ 3.50-6.50) – children can eat mashed potatoes with apple mousse, a little schnitzel or Nürnberger Räucherbratwurst branded German sausages.
Mutter Ernst A small brasserie in the Alte Oper and Hauptwache districts, central Frankfurt. In addition to traditional German beer snacks: sausages and ribs – here you can inexpensively eat chops with potato salad (14 €), cutlets with fried eggs (11 €) or soup (8.50 €). And of course, beer will be a great addition to lunch: Sion Kölsch, Römer Pils and Export Privat.
Buchholz If you are not very tired after a walk around the Frankfurt Zoo, go a little further along the Sandweg – there is in every way a pleasant establishment with delicious and inexpensive German cuisine. It will delight your empty stomach with a rich Gulaschsuppe (€ 4.90), a juicy Frankfurter Art schnitzel with potatoes (€ 9.50) and a delicate homemade pie (€ 2.50). This is one of those places in Frankfurt where you can eat the famous German cheese – handkeze. It is served traditionally, “with music” (Handkäse mit Musik). The news that parents will certainly enjoy is the restaurant offers a separate children’s menu of 4 dishes (3.90-5.90 €).
Kanonesteppel People come to this colorful restaurant in Frankfurt to eat tasty and inexpensive, enjoy authentic German cuisine and drink delicious cider. It is not surprising that the place is very popular – it is always noisy and lively, and you have to wait for a free table. The portions are large and inexpensive, main dishes cost 9-13 €. Mostly, these are various pork and veal schnitzels. There are many branded Frankfurt snacks: liver sausages, beef shoulder with the famous “green sauce”, pork belly with sour cabbage.