Bonn Summer means shorts, t-shirts, and sandals but ice cream is also right at the top of the list. There are lots of places to get good ice cream in Bonn and the region, here are some of them, including reader recommendations.
Every week there is something new to discover at the Olivotti ice cream café, because in addition to the classic ice cream varieties, the special flavors change weekly. Vegans can also choose from a wide variety of ice creams.
It’s open Thursdays to Tuesdays between 9 am and 10 pm. Olivotti at Friedrich-Breuer-Straße 69 in Bonn.
Duisdorfer Eisdiele Pra
At first glance, the outdoor gastronomy of the Duisdorf ice cream shop Pra is not very attractive: Located directly on the noisy, busy Rochusstraße, there are a few tables and chairs on the sidewalk. But they are almost always filled. Because the ice cream from the Portuguese family business is simply delicious.
The ice cream shop Pra is located on Rochusstraße 138, Bonn, and is open Mondays to Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m..
Not far from Pra, the ice cream café Morello also offers a wide variety of ice cream creations. The ice cream is home-made, and when it’s a bit cooler outside, guests can also get a good cup of coffee here.
The ice cream café Morello in Rochusstraße 236 in Bonn Duisdorf is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 am to 10 pm, Sundays from 12 to 10 pm.
Not exactly ice cream, but still just as delicious is the somewhat lower calorie variant frozen yogurt. The ice cream connoisseur can choose from six different varieties using self-service and add fruit, chocolate sprinkles and many other toppings as desired.
Frozen yoghurt is available at Friedensplatz 6 in Bonn, Mondays to Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - but when the weather is nice, the shop can sometimes stay open longer.
It is fitting that the Gelateria Roma is also located on Römerstraße. More than 24 types of ice cream and 20 ice cream treats, as well as Italian coffee, give guests the feeling of Dolce Vita.
The Gelateria Roma is located near the Römerbad, on Römerstraße 224 in Bonn. From February to April the ice cream parlor is open from 12 to 7 pm, in September and October from 12 to 8 pm. From May to August the Gelateria Roma is open from 11am to 9 pm.
The long queue that forms in front of the tiny shop on Maxstraße on sunny days shows that the Eislabor has particularly tasty ice cream to offer. Bonners enjoy the unusual varieties made from fresh ingredients - so much that the creators opened a second location on Hermannstraße in Beuel in spring of 2014.
The Eislabor serves its customers in Bonn at Maxstraße 16 (Old Town), Friedrichstraße 50 (City Center) and Friedrich-Breuer-Straße 16 (Beuel) with constantly varying ice cream creations. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays and public holidays from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Eiscafé Veronesi Bornheim
Italian ice cream specialities from their own kitchen have been available in the Veronesi ice cream café in Bornheim for 45 years. There is also an order service here, customers can order their ice cream in advance by fax and then pick it up at the ice cream shop without waiting.
The Veronesi ice cream café at Königstrasse 45 in Bornheim is open from February to October, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Opened in 1984 by Longo Gino, the Eiscafé Etna has been run by the Salatin family since 1997. Breakfast, waffles, cakes and of course ice cream - it's all here for you.
The Eiscafé Etna is located at Paulusplatz 8 in Bonn-Tannenbusch and at Oberen Wilhelmstraße 1A. The ice cream parlor is open between 10:30 am and 8:30 pm.
You don't have to go to Italy to get good ice cream - Kessenich is already far enough. Here, in the ice cream café Heisskalt, you will find various ice cream specialities and cocktails.
The Heisskalt at Hausdorffstraße 185 in Bonn-Kessenich is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays and public holidays from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m..
Gelateria italiana in Bonn attracts customers in summer with up to 25 different types of ice cream. In addition to the classics, there are also exotic flavors such as sesame ice cream.
The Gelateria italiana in Clemens-August-Straße 1 in Bonn is open daily between 10 am and 10 pm, but only from the beginning of March to the beginning of October.
Standing in line for 50 meters - this can happen at the Sabatella ice cream parlor. But the visitors agree, it's worth it. Anticipation is the most wonderful pleasure.
From Tuesday to Sunday Sabatella is open from 11am until 8pm. The ice cream parlor is located at Kölnstraße 158a in Sankt Augustin.
Only two years after attending an ice cream academy, Christopher Nolden opened his own ice cream shop in 2016: The Eiswerk. In the glass-walled ice cream factory visitors can watch the ice cream production very closely: No additives, just raw natural ingredients. And Fairtrade coffee.
The Eiswerk is located at Weiherstraße 8 in Rheinbach. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ice cream at the buffet, as a party surprise, for catering or just on the go? The ice cream atelier offers the entire spectrum. In addition to various types of dairy-based ice cream, there is also sorbet.
The Eis-Atelier is open Monday and Tuesday from 12 to 6 pm, on Friday from 12 to 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 6 pm. The ice cream shop is located on Rheinpromenade 6 in Bad Honnef.
Eiscafé San Marco
Pizza or ice cream? A difficult decision! So why not just take both and go to San Marco: Pizzeria and ice cream parlor under one roof.
The San Marco ice cream parlor is located at Alte Bahnhofstraße 36 in Bad Godesberg. It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 am to 10 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 10 pm.
Ice Cream United
The ball is round, and so is a scoop of ice cream: Perhaps this explains why a soccer player like Lukas Podolski (33) is the proud owner of an ice cream parlor in Bonn, in addition to one in the Belgian quarter and at the Heumarkt in Cologne.
Ice Cream United can be found on Poststraße in Bonn. It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm.
These Bonn ice cream shops are recommended by GA readers:
- Eiscafé Ghirardi, Mainzer Straße 187, 53179 Bonn-Mehlem, opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Eismanufaktur Solo Qui, Markt 29, 53111 Bonn, Germany
- Granatella Eis, Clemens-August-Straße 65, 53115 Bonn, Germany, Mondays to Sundays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Eiscafé Pizzeria Dolomiti, Oppelner Straße 128, 53119 Bonn-Tannenbusch
- Eiscafé Bianchi, Annaberger Straße 159A, 53175 Bonn-Friesdorf, Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
These ice cream shops from the surrounding area are recommended by GA readers:
- Café Amorini, Euskirchener Straße 1, 53913 Swisttal, opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sundays 13 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Eis-Atelier, Rheinpromenade 6, 53604 Bad Honnef, Opening hours: Friday to Tuesday 12 am to 6 pm
- Eiscafé Bruno, Drachenfelsstraße 15, 53639 Königswinter, Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Eiscafé Vallazza, Markt 3, 53489 Sinzig, Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Casa del Gelato, Hauptstraße 230, 53347 Alfter-Witterschlick, Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 12 am to 8 pm
- Ice Panciera, Bergisch Gladbacher Straße 981, 51069 Cologne, Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12 am to 8 pm
- Ciao Ciao, Willscheider way 14-24, 53560 Vettelschoss
This is a list of ice cream shops in Bonn and the region which does not claim to be exhaustive or follow any specific criteria. It is not a ranking either and the order is arbitrary.
(Orig. text: Nadine Vogelsberg /Translation: ck)