Baden-Baden is a lovely German town a short drive away from France, and my family and I visited it on a regular basis since I am little. It is a great day-trip from Strasbourg! The town is very charming with its beautiful architecture, many shops and its famous concert hall. It also has a great modern art museum so you can easily spend a busy afternoon there. Now if you need a break between all the activities, Café König is where you want to stop!
A real institution in Baden-Baden, Café König is where the people go for tea, cake, to see and most importantly be seen! Indeed Baden-Baden is a very ‘bourgeois’ town and many people travel there to visit the beautiful hotels and the thermal baths.
When entering the tea room it can at first feel a bit chaotic. You won’t really be greeted by any smiles and the waitresses won’t help you find a table, you have to find one yourself. There is a certain distance the staff maintain at all time which can be intimidating. Just ignore it and grab a table the quickest possible as Café König gets really busy in the afternoon.
Once sat, a waitress will come to take your drink order. Teas, coffees, hot chocolates, just pick your favourite beverage to enjoy with the pièce de résistance: the cakes!
To order food, you will have to head to the shop section and chose a sweet treat.
It is the most difficult part of the process as all cakes and patisseries look delicious.
Last time I went we were 7, so we ordered a good selection of cakes to try!
You will be given a ticket with your order and can just head back to your table to finally relax!
I would highly recommend trying the black forest cake (above) if you have never had one before!
Vanilla, cream, apple, there is a cake for any taste at Café König!