Europe's Second-Oldest Coffeehouse
Ever since 1696, Coffe Baum, Kleine Fleischergasse 4 (tel. 0341/9610060; www.coffe-baum.de), has entertained the artistic luminaries of Leipzig, including Wagner, Schumann, and Liszt. Reportedly, even the Emperor Napoleon dropped in for a "cuppa." Still going strong after all these years, the cafe dispenses its traditional Kaffe und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Many patrons come just for the desserts, including a buttermilk strawberry mousse on mango foam with frozen apricots in chocolate. You can also order full meals here, with main dishes costing 20€ to 23€.Typical dishes include shoulder of suckling pig with savoy cabbage and potato dumplings or braised leg of lamb in a mint and garlic sauce. Upstairs is a museum with displays of the history of Saxon coffee. Hours are daily 10am to 7pm.
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