Whether vegan or halal, fish or meat, bread rolls or salad buns: Cologne has the right shop for every burger fanatic. From the Neumarkt (city center) to the Veedel, the abandoned burger restaurants are scattered everywhere.
Here are our top ten burger shops in Cologne:
1. Otto’s Burger Cologne
You can find “Otto’s Burger” in Cologne in the heart of the southern part of the city. Meat fans, vegetarians and vegans get their money’s worth here. The menu is extensive and ranges from cheeseburgers to truffle burgers. Side dishes include french fries, sweet potato fries, vegan no-chicken nuggets, coleslaw and many other creations on the menu. Good hunger!
Otto’s Burger Cologne: address, opening times
Address: Severinstraße 59, 50678 Cologne
Opening times: 12 noon-10 p.m.
2. Five Guys Cologne
Ex-US President Barack Obama’s favorite burger shop has now also arrived in Cologne. You can get juicy burgers here at high prices. Cologne customers rave not only about the patties, but also about the fries online. Well worth a visit. However, the American chain is not for a stay, but rather in the style of fast food. Five Guys are currently represented twice in Cologne. In November, however, a third branch opens in Cologne-Mülheim.
Five Guys Cologne: address, opening hours
Old town: An d. Legal school 3, 50667 Cologne
City center: Schildergasse 113-117, 50667 Cologne
Old town: 11.30 a.m. – 8.30 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m.
Downtown: 11.30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
3. Beef Brothers Cologne
The Beef Brothers burger shop has absolute cult status in Cologne. The chain (two branches in Cologne) is one of the first burger snack bars in the cathedral city and a pioneer in the burger business that only works with fresh ingredients. The delicious chain in the Belgian Quarter has been around since 2010. The brothers rely on high quality meat in an urban graffiti atmosphere.
Beefbrothers Cologne: address, opening hours
Aachener Str. 12, 50674 Cologne
Christophstrasse 46, 50670 Cologne
12 noon-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until midnight
4. Fat cow Cologne
The “Fette Kuh” has been grilling juicy burger patties in Cologne’s Südstadt since 2011 and has now achieved cult status. Customers especially love the “fat cow” cheeseburger because they can choose the types of cheese themselves. Popular with vegans: the WTV? Burger with cherry pea patty and beetroot mayonnaise. And: “Fette Kuh” fans can buy the restaurant’s delicious self-made sauces for at home – in the shop or in online shop. Attention fans: The “fat cow” is also represented at this Cologne Christmas market in winter.
Fat cow Cologne: address, opening hours
Address: Bonnerstr. 43, 50677 Cologne
Opening times: Wednesday-Sunday 11 am-10pm
5. Karl Hermanns Cologne
Top-class burgers are available at Karl Hermann’s in Ehrenfeld. Karl Hermann’s is the right address for anyone who is willing to pay a little more for quality meat. Here the burger patties are made from Boeuf de Hohenloh. A normal hamburger at Karl Hermann’s alone costs 11.50 euros. The cheeseburger with shaved Bollheimer Bergkäse costs 13 euros – without a side dish, I guess.
Karl Hermanns Cologne: address, opening times
Address: Venloer Str. 538, 50825 Cologne
Opening times: 12 noon-10 p.m., Sunday and Monday until 9 p.m.
6. Freddie Schilling Cologne
Everything is done by yourself here. That is why Freddie Schilling has given himself the nickname “The Hamburg Manufactory”. The burger patties are made from freshly ground Neuland beef from species-appropriate and sustainable farming. The fries are punched fresh every day – including the shell, for a more natural taste. Unusual patties made from white beans, chickpeas, beetroot, mushrooms, onions and tempura or the patty from Planty of Meat await vegans.
Freddie Schilling Cologne: address, opening hours
Address: Eigelstein 147, 50668 Cologne
Opening times: 12 noon-10 p.m.
7. Marx and Engels Cologne
Die-hard fans are likely to be familiar with the popular burger concept by Marx and Engels from the Hohenzollernring. In the meantime, Marx and Engels have moved to Ehrenfeld. But a visit is still worthwhile, because here, too, quality and sustainability are very important. This is how Marx and Engels get their burger buns from an organic bakery and the meat from sustainable, regional breeding. And: In addition to vegan and vegetarian burger variants, there are also various French fries creations on the menu – for example with chilli and parmesan, truffles or sweet potatoes.
Marx and Engels Cologne: address, opening times
Address: Venloer Str. 266, 50823 Cologne
Opening times: 11.30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday until midnight
8. EinBURGERung Cologne
Not only does the “fat cow” grill her burgers on Bonner Strasse, but also the “EinBURGERung” restaurant. The patties made from 100 percent beef are complemented by delicious homemade fries. From Italian to Greek burgers, all tastes are “naturalized” here. And: It’s best to order a whole menu here. Then you get fries, sauce and drinks for less.
EinBURGERung Köln: address, opening times
Address: Bonner Strasse 32, 50677 Cologne
Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday: 12 noon-10 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
9. Old butcher shop Cologne
Yes, a trendy burger shop is also waiting for you at Schäl Sick. Since 2013, fresh and delicious burgers have been grilled every day in the “old Megtzgerei”. Customers can choose between a patty made from 100 percent beef, pulled pork, chicken breast or veggie thalers. Toppings such as fried eggs, guacamole or grilled vegetables complete the burger. Lets go!
Alte Metzgerei Köln: address, opening times
Address: Bergisch Gladbacher Str. 974, 51069 Cologne
Opening times: 4 pm-9pm
10. Horn ox Cologne
A very special burger surprise is waiting for you in the middle of Nippes. You can also order any burger vegan or vegetarian in the “Hornochsen”. There are also various French fries made from sweet potatoes, with braised onions or cheddar. Delicious!
Hornochse Cologne: address, opening times
Address: Neusserstr. 304, 50733 Cologne
Opening times: 12 noon-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
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