Altena is also a haven with all creature's comforts. The well-structured town centre comprises relatively many pavement cafes, pubs, ice cream parlours, snack bars, pizzerias and a bar at every 100 metres.
Stylish restaurant with wine cellar and Mediterranean food. The outdoor terrace with view of the Lenne river is open in summer. Groups: 15 - 70 persons
Lennestr. 34 // 02352 9746393
Mo-Su 11:30am-14:30pm, 5-11pm
The inn at the Nette valley has been a reputable address since 1724. Here you will be offered plain cooking and regular Sauerland classics, including Potthucke (potato dish)
Groups: up to 130 persons
Nettestr. 18 // 02352 24559
Tu-Fr 5-10pm, Sa & Su 12am-10pm
Cafe and restaurant with great breakfast, housemade German specialities, coffee and cake. Very close to the wire museum, on the road to the castle. Groups: up to 30 persons.
Freiheitstr. 2 // 02352 910088
Mo-Fr 8:30am-10pm, Su from 9:30am
Proper portion sizes and plain fare (also vegetarian) and housemade Slavic specialities in informal surroundings. Groups: 10 to 70 persons
Kirchstr. 43 // 02352 3388490
Mo-Sa 11am-2pm, 5-10pm
Fancy cafe bar with snack list, coffee and cake. Breakfast buffet in the weekends. The outdoor area with deck chairs, on the Lenne promenade, on the river Lenne is open in summer.
Lennestr. 12 // 02352 5488580
Tu-Fr ab 3-9pm, Sa-Su: 2-9pm
Restaurant at the castle with party hall and veranda. For day trippers as well as for parties, celebrations and any kind of meeting/conference, themed gastronomy.
Fritz-Thomée-Str 80 // 02352 548 86 95
Tu-Fr 11:30am-5pm, Sa-Su 11:30am-6pm
Sylvi hardly ever stops cooking and baking, That is why she offers homemade cakes and a freshly served menu every week. Groups up to 10 persons with inquiry beforehand.
Lennestr. 9 // 0172 2369623
First-class pastry shop with a fine tradition, opposite Altena's main station. Coffee tables, takeaway cakes and ice cream, cafe can be hired on various occasions and for groups.
Bahnhofstr. 15-17 // 02352 5483848
Tue-Sa 2-6pm, Su 1-5pm
Hotel-restaurant with terrace and beer garden. Lunch and dinner, coffee and cake, comprehensive menu with Sauerland specialities.
Groups: up to 40 persons
Großendrescheid 1 // 02352 95800
Mo-Su 11:30am-2pm and 5:30-9pm
Even without climbing, the menu of the day (also vegan) is worthwhile, or alternatively you might prefer a coffee with housemade cake with a sportive ambiance and view of Sauerland.
Rosmarter Allee 12 // 02351 879 911 2
Mo-Fr 12am-11pm, Sa-Su 10am-10pm
Upscale yet grounded is the best description. The restaurant will impress you with seasonal dishes. The bowling alley and vaulted cellar can be hired for parties. Groups: 15 - 70 persons.
Hauptstr. 38 // 02352 979695
Tue-Sa from 5pm, Su 12am-2pm & from 5:30pm, closed: Monday
The family business in Dahl is led by the 4th generation at present and it offers plain German cooking and an authentic ambiance. Groups: up to 130 persons
Hasenkampstr. 1 // 02352 71364
Thu-Tue from 5pm, closed: Wednesday
Housemade Croatian dishes and warm ambiance, close to the Fuelbecke dam, with bowling alley at the back room. Groups: up to 50 persons.
Rahmedestr. 318 // 02352 52210
Mo-Thu 5-11pm, Fr-Su 11:30am-2:30pm & 5-11pm
Opposite the adventure elevator is this restaurant that offers plain German dishes: soups, schnitzel, sauerbraten, roulades and seasonal specialities. Groups up to 30 persons.
Lennestr. 38 // 02352 71744
Thu-Tue from 11am, Wed 11am-3pm
Croatian specialities and a bowling alley between Altena and Lüdenscheid.
Groups up to 180 persons
Rahmedestr. 217 // 02352 50566
Mo-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fr-Sa 11:30am-11:00pm, Su: 11:30am-10pm
Italian ice cream parlour and pavement cafe with housemade ice cream and the finest coffee specials.
Kirchstr. 1 // 02352 26667
This nostalgic pavement cafe offers delicacies and has antique furniture for sale as well.
Groups: up to 55 persons.
Lennestr. 63 // 01573 6164448
Thu-Fr 9:30am-6:30pm, Sa-Su 9:30-2pm
Su 10am-6pm, closed: Monday
This ice cream parlour has been in Altena for over 30 years. 2016 it moved into a half-timbered house and offer Italian ice cream specials
Marktstr. 6 // 02352 22224
Mo-Sa 9am-7pm, Su 11am-7pm