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emsny Nov 7, 2013 01:22 PM

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. Behemoth Nov 8, 2013 06:33 AM

    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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      Behemoth Nov 8, 2013 06:49 AM

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

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        emsny Nov 8, 2013 10:48 AM

        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).

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          Behemoth Nov 8, 2013 02:32 PM

          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.

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            emsny Nov 8, 2013 04:32 PM

            Again, thanks very kindly, Behemoth. All noted.

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              Behemoth Nov 28, 2013 02:21 AM

              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: http://www.cosmogrill.de/offen.html

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                emsny Dec 25, 2013 06:28 PM

                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?

                Thanks.

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                  Behemoth Dec 28, 2013 01:19 PM

                  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.

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                    emsny Dec 30, 2013 02:19 PM

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

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                      Behemoth Jan 1, 2014 02:00 PM

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

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                        emsny Jan 10, 2014 05:51 PM

                        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.

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                          emsny Feb 7, 2014 12:52 PM

                          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. Giannis Nov 9, 2013 01:47 PM

        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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          emsny Nov 10, 2013 01:40 PM

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

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            prima Jan 16, 2014 06:35 AM

            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. jen kalb Nov 27, 2013 08:10 PM

            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. http://www.kuffler.de/downloads/en/sp...

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              prima Dec 7, 2013 03:00 PM

              Good to know. I love a good Kaiserschmarrn.

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