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Nov 7, 2013 01:22 PM

Munich at breakfast time

Any suggestions for cafes/bakeries/pastry shops in central Munich where we can have breakfast? We'll be staying five minutes' walk from Marienplatz. Thanks.

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  1. I like Literaturhaus behind Funf Höfe a lot for a nice sit-down breakfast. They have the best croissants in the Altstadt, and very good cappuccinos. (The best cappuccinos in Altstadt are at Bar Centrale, or the espresso place at Viktualienmarkt if the guy is making them. (Also good places for a quicker stop.)

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    1. re: Behemoth

      Baricentro is also pretty good in the center of town. But you should be having Weisswurst for breakfast at least once. ;-)

      1. re: Behemoth

        Thank you, Behemoth.

        Speaking of Wurst, do you have any favorite Bavarian restaurants that are open late and are not more than, say, a 15-minute walk from the opera house (this would be for after the show).

        1. re: emsny

          I've had good post opera meals at Franziskaner, I think they're open until midnight. For non-German, Brenners behind the opera house would also be a good bet.

          1. re: Behemoth

            Again, thanks very kindly, Behemoth. All noted.

            1. re: emsny

              By the way -- on the off chance what you're really craving after the opera is fat juicy burger (definitely the case for me), Cosmo grill is open well into the early morning hours.

              Leaning over a wagyu truffle burger to avoid staining your tux has a certain charm, I think.

              It's a little place, tucked into the tiny street right behind maximilianstrasse:

              1. re: Behemoth

                Thanks for that - sorry not to have replied earlier. Trying not to drip burger juices on my clothes (tux or not) is a fool's errand. Ate an excellent burger in a restaurant last week (coincidentally after the opera - Falstaff at the Met) and lost control of it after about 30 seconds. These things are best eaten at home where one is in charge of portioning, assembly and wardrobe.

                It occurs to me that I ought also to ask whether there are any interesting new (within a year or two) restaurants in fairly central Munich. Honest cooking; younger chef, perhaps, using local produce?


                1. re: emsny

                  I don't know of any offhand that meet all four criteria -- it's just not a meme in conservative Munich. Most good places use regional ingredients, though not necessarily exclusively. Young chefs (relatively) at Tramin and Werneckhof. New openings in central Munich? I guess Werneckhof reopening, Les Deux and EssZimmer in the BMW Welt. Had good meals at all of them recently but I don't know if that's what you're looking for.

                  1. re: Behemoth

                    Thanks yet again, Behemoth. I'll look at those options. Sorry to keep troubling you, but have you any views on l'Adresse 37?

                    1. re: emsny

                      I haven't been but the SZ gives it a good review. For 35 euros the menu seems like a good deal.

                      1. re: Behemoth

                        Thanks very kindly - and for directing me to the newspaper review, which I hadn't seen. Seems all right - and a change of pace from Bavarian places, and from the "modern European" and "nose-to-tail" styles we'll mostly be experiencing in London on the same trip.

                        1. re: Behemoth

                          A final update: In the end we stuck with nearby Bavarian restaurants in the evening (Spatenhaus and Zum Franziskaner). Entirely satisfactory. We ended up breakfasting in the Alte Pinakothek and at Literaturhaus (thanks for that recommendation), both just fine. Thanks again for the advice.

      2. Near Marienplatz it is the Dallmayr.. One of the best deli shops with cafe on the second floor and much to choose from for all day long. If you are close to the train station then inside you can find many options.

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        1. re: Giannis

          Thanks, Giannis. I'd forgotten that their café was open for breakfast. A very good suggestion in addition to Behemoth's.

          1. re: Giannis

            Besides the breakfast and coffee, which foods do you seek out at Dallmayr? I realize they have beautiful desserts and chocolates, but I'd love to have some more specific recommendations. The last time I was there, I was browsing, but didn't purchase anything.

          2. Would like to mention that a morning visit to Spaten an den Oper can be wonderful. They offer a rich and delicious Kaiserschmarr'm as well as other dishes and wonderful Dallmyr coffee, as well as a cheerful scene. from 9:30 am.

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            1. re: jen kalb

              Good to know. I love a good Kaiserschmarrn.