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Where to Eat and Drink Around the Immigration Office  Cologne

Let’s face it: a trip to the immigration office can be described in many ways – some of them positive, others less so – but it’s safe to say that nobody would ever refer to it as “fun”. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate our first series of blog entries to two things that are guaranteed to bring comfort and joy to an otherwise tedious day: food and drink.

We’ve scoured the areas around the central immigration offices in several German cities and hand-picked the best restaurants, cafés, bakeries and bars we could find for those in need of a quick pick-me-up, ready to sink in to a nice meal, or in search of a neighborhood gem.

Whether you’re undercaffeinated or underfed, pressed for time or looking for someplace to spend it, this list of nearby locales will point you in the right direction.

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Grab and Go

Coffee and Pastries

Balkan Food Köln Kalk – Rolshover Str. 1, 51103 Köln (350m / 4min)

Mon – Fri: 5:30 – 21:00 / Sat: 6:00 – 21:00 / Sun: 8:00 – 21:00

WebseiteBalkan Food Köln Kalk

 

Hesterbrink – Kalker Hauptstraße 102, 51103 Köln (400m / 5min)

Mon – Fri: 7:00 – 18:30 / Sat: 6:30 – 14:00

WebseiteHesterbrink

 

Micki’s Bar Trattoria – Trimbornstraße 4, 51105 Köln (450m / 6min)

Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 00:00 / Sat: 9:00 – 00:00 / Sun: 9:00 – 22:00

WebseiteMicki’s Bar Trattoria

 

Café Casablanca – Taunusstraße 1, 51105 köln (350m / 5min)

Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 21:00

Webseite Café Casablanca

 

Sandwiches and Snacks

Palmen Grill (halal) – Taunusstraße 1, 51105 Köln (350m / 5min)

Mon – Sun: 11:00 – 22:00

WebseitePalmen Grill (halal)

 

Pizzeria il Futuro – Johann-Mayer-Straße 1, 51105 Köln (350m / 5min)

Mon – Fri: 11:30 – 23:30 / Sat & Sun: 17:00 – 11:30

Webseite – Pizzeria il Futuro

 

Sahra Pizza – Taunusstraße 5, 51105 Köln (400m / 5min)

Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 22:30

Webseite Sahra Pizza

 

Efendim Restaurant (Kebap) – Kalker Hauptstraße 74-76, 51103 Köln (500m / 6min)

Mon – Sat: 9:00 – 21:00

WebseiteEfendim Restaurant (Kebap)

 

Argana Restaurant Köln (Moroccan) – Taunusstraße 13, 51105 Köln (600m / 7min)

Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 23:00 / Sat & Sun: 9:00 – 23:00

WebseiteArgana Restaurant Köln (Moroccan)

Sit and Enjoy

Okami-Sushi – Rolshover Str. 12, 51105 Köln (300m / 4min)

Neighborhood favorite Sushi and Ramen restaurant

Wide variety of sushi, sashimi, nigiri, rolls, soups, poke bowls, appetizers and more

Tue – Fri: 12:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00 / Sat & Sun: 15:00 – 22:00

WebseiteOkami-Sushi

 

Balkan Food Köln Kalk – Rolshover Str. 1, 51103 Köln (350m / 4min)

Family restaurant with a cult following

Renowned in Köln for their world-class Burek

Cakes and baked goods

Friendly service

Mon – Fri: 5:30 – 21:00 / Sat: 6:00 – 21:00 / Sun: 8:00 – 21:00

Webseite Balkan Food Köln Kalk

 

Micki’s Bar Trattoria – Trimbornstraße 4, 51105 Köln (450m / 6min)

A local favorite homestyle Italian restaurant

Full bar

Friendly service

No-frills, down-to-earth atmosphere

Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 00:00 / Sat: 9:00 – 00:00 / Sun: 9:00 – 22:00

WebseiteMicki’s Bar Trattoria

 

Viet-Thai Cuisine – Kalker Hauptstraße 143, 51103 Köln (500m / 6min)

Wide selection of authentic Vietnamese and Asian-fusion cuisine

Exceptional price-quality ratio

Enchanting, lavishly designed atmosphere

Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 10:00 / Sat: 12:00 – 22:00 / Sun: 13:00 – 22:00

WebseiteViet-Thai Cuisine

 

Al Solito Posto – Wattstraße 9, 51105 Köln (550m / 7min)

Italian restaurant with beloved staples and ever-changing daily specials

Steak, fish and pasta dishes with a wide variety of pizzas and appetizers

Homemade tiramisu for dessert

Mon – Wed: 11:30 – 14:30 / Thu & Fri: 11:30 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:00 / Sat: 18:30 – 22:00

WebseiteAl Solito Posto

 

Haus Böhmer – Kalker Hauptstraße 216, 51103 Köln (700m / 9min)

Traditional German Beer Hall

Traditional German food with a modern twist

A true local experience

Tue – Thu: 11:00 – 23:30 / Fri & Sat: 11:00 – 1:00 / Sun: 12:00 – 22:00

WebseiteHaus Böhmer

 

Worth the Walk

Burger Colony Köln – Oranienstraße 171, 51103 Köln (1.6km / 20min)

A city-favorite burger restaurant

Wide variety of sauces and toppings

Veggie burger and salad options

Exceptional French fries

Tue – Sat: 14:00 – 22:00

WebseiteBurger Colony Köln

 

About the Author Kevin Wiesehahn

Kevin Wiesehahn is a New York expat living in Munich. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst,
and earned a master’s degree in Anglistik from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Kevin is one of the newest members of the Blue Global Relocation family, where he works as Immigration Team Assistant and Social Media Content Developer.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading German philosophy, riding BMX and cooking.

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