Bistros in Neuss
Not a term so often used by Germans, bistros can nevertheless be found in across the country, The form of eatery stems from Paris, where they were first brought to life.
It is claimed that the word bistro stems from the post-Napoleonic war period. Russian troops occupied the city and often called out bistro, bistro to waiters meaning quick, quick.
Others believe that the name bistro originates from the phenomenon of private kitchens in basement flats. These were a popular Parisian inner city alternative to eat out.
Bistros in Neuss naturally offer the same chilled dining experience as elsewhere. And eating in a relaxed atmosphere that is a little quicker than the norm in restaurants.
The idea of a bistro is quintessentially French and so is Café Crème. It is a cosy place tucked down one of the side streets in the centre of Neuss. Their terrace is inviting at any time.
Café Crème serves many, traditional, light dishes such as Quiche Lorraine, Crocque, Tapenade, prunes and many cheeses. Their menu also includes specialities such as oven potatoes and crepes, both with a wide variety of fillings, as well as soups.
The beer garden behind the Kulturforum Alte Post is surrounded by greenery. Besides potted plants and bushes, the trees that flank the pathway and park are tall, so inviting to birds. The terrace is a cosy and friendly space to sit on warm evenings and cold days alike.
The cafe serves beers and wines as well as a variety of light dishes that changes every week.
Declaring themselves to be a wine bar, cafe, bistro, it is easy to see that Gold Tree is focussed on the tipple. Their walls are lined with many delicious varieties of wine as well as deli items such as olive oil and other tasty preserves that are for sale.
The menu includes oven dishes such as vine leaves and halloumi, starters of feta and dips along with main course meals that include chicken or prawns. All served at high tables.
LONNES & LEUSCH
Located next to the Quirinus cathedral, Lonnes & Leusch is a bright, beautifully cheerful bistro, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the day.
Cosy tables, a terrace for sunny days and freshly prepared food await their guests. Oven baked potatoes, crusty breads and salads are favourites.
Head to the movies
English language movies are fortunately to be found in Neuss. Expats can view films from time to time in two cinemas. Screenings are occasionally in OV, original version or original with subtitles, OmU.