Forum Café Gelateria: "Yummiest Icecream in Town" Ladenburg Restaurant Tip by Kathrin_E
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I got tired after walking the cobblestone lanes for a while and decided I needed a stop, a seat, and a coffee. Actually I had planned to visit one of the cafes in Marktplatz. On the way I noticed this icecream parlour in a new, postmodern building opposite the church of St Gallus. They had tables and cosy-looking armchairs out and the place was notably busy. Many cyclists, probably on a day trip from nearby Mannheim and Heidelberg, stopped there. On the stairs and low stone walls around the church I overheard people with icecream cones talking to each other, "Ah this is good", "You must try this red stuff", etc. The Word of Mouth gave a clear vote where to go...
The name "Forum" refers to Ladenburg's ancient Roman origins and the location. If the Roman basilica, the foundations of which have been excavated, was still standing this cafe would be located in the middle of the forum and a great place to people-watch, just like today. However, those people would be wearing Roman togas and tunics instead of ill-fitting biker shorts ;-)
Favorite Dish: I ordered a caffelatte and a plain mixed icecream with four scoops - the icecream was really really good and so was the coffee. The place is enjoyable to sit, you face the main facade of the church and the pretty half-timbered houses in the street.
The serve all those fancy varieties of icecream cups, too, of course.
Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Opposite the main facade of the catholic church
Price: less than US$10
Theme: Ice Cream
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