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The farmer's omelet with vegetables at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany, makes for a hearty meal.

The farmer's omelet with vegetables at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany, makes for a hearty meal. (Jennifer H. Svan/Stars and Stripes)

The farmer's omelet with vegetables at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany, makes for a hearty meal.

The farmer's omelet with vegetables at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany, makes for a hearty meal. (Jennifer H. Svan/Stars and Stripes)

Two sodas -- one with apple, cherry, elderberry and lime, the other with cola -- were the perfect thirst quenchers on a recent warm summer day at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Two sodas -- one with apple, cherry, elderberry and lime, the other with cola -- were the perfect thirst quenchers on a recent warm summer day at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Jennifer H. Svan/Stars and Stripes)

Funky ceiling lamps jazzed up a corner of the Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Funky ceiling lamps jazzed up a corner of the Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Jennifer H. Svan/Stars and Stripes)

There's plenty of outdoor seating at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany.

There's plenty of outdoor seating at Du and Ich cafe in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Jennifer H. Svan/Stars and Stripes)

It’s hard to choose a restaurant in Wiesbaden because, frankly, there are just so many.

Seemingly countless cute cafes and posh eateries with names like Scotch N Soda and Chez Mamie beckon to hungry pedestrians wandering the old town’s cobblestone streets.

A quick review of TripAdvisor led me to Du and Ich, a popular cafe that serves breakfast all day as well as lunch and dinner.

With few decent breakfast options in Kaiserslautern — my usual After Hours sampling grounds — I zeroed in on the most important meal of the day, despite the noontime hour.

At Du and Ich, the options for breaking fast are enticing. They include French toast with vanilla sauce and caramel syrup; eggs Benedict with spinach and prosciutto; and pancakes with a choice of Nutella, bananas, powdered sugar, or seasonal fresh blueberries and strawberries. For the health-conscious, there’s quark with cornflakes and, for the hungry, there are several varieties of farmer’s omelet served with a basket of bread.

I ordered an omelet with zucchini, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. If I were really a hungry farmer, I would have burst a seam on my overalls. The omelet came out quickly and took up half the plate, its heft proportional to its size. It came with four sausage links and enough bread to feed a farmer and his pigs.

I was wowed by the presentation, but less so by the taste. Everything tasted fresh, but the omelet was a little on the bland side. It needed a block of shredded cheddar cheese or a heavy dash of Tabasco sauce. I’m guessing the omelet with ham and cheese was probably a bit tastier.

The cafe seems to have something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or otherwise. The menu is varied, from salads and pasta to heartier meat and fish dishes. It’s one of the few places in Germany I’ve found with a variety of sandwiches on the menu, in this case bagel sandwiches and paninis. It’s hard to go wrong with a bagel with cream cheese, cherry tomatoes and basil.

Next time you’re in Wiesbaden, look for Neugasse, not too far from the Esprit store. Du and Ich is on the corner across from a flower shop, with plenty of cozy seating indoors and tables outside. The cafe is a good place to catch a quick and fairly cheap lunch. I left with a full belly and only 10.30 euros ($12) less in my pocket, for an omelet and drink.

svan.jennifer@stripes.com Twitter: @stripesktown

Location: Neugasse 18 , 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.m to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays

Dress: Casual

Prices: Most menu items are under 10 euros (about $11.60); heartier lunch and dinner options range up to about 15 euros

Information: Phone: (+49)(0) 611-1355-5418, website: du-und-ich.info/index.php/home.html

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