Cafés & bars

Bar einer Kneipe

An important part of the Bavarian mentality is "Gemütlichkeit": sociable relaxation in a comfortable environment. A great way to experience this is to go to a café and sit down with your friends for at least a couple of hours, chatting away or simply watching time passing by.

The sight of people coming on their own to read the newspaper whilst enjoying a cup of coffee and maybe a cigar is reminiscent of the good old days before the hectic life of today. And don't miss "Kuchen" in its many and rich variations such as Strudel, for which this part of Germany is renown. Whether inside the (often panelled) coffee house or outdoors on the terrace: it is the ideal venue all the year round to meet up with a friend or just relax.

Most cafés open around 10am and offer breakfast as well as warm meals, and some of them are also bars and are open until 1am. They are classic meeting points for all those who want a great night out but don't want to go to a night club; some even have live music (Jazz, Klezmer) in the evening.


Café am Beethovenplatz (Mariandl):
Viennese-style coffee house and cocktail bar, featuring live music in the evening
Goethestraße 51
(U3/U6, exit Goetheplatz)

Brasserie Tresznjewski
near the Pinakotheken; cheap student lunches
Theresienstraße 72
(U2, exit Theresienstraße)

CadU (Café an der Uni)
University café
Ludwigstraße 24
(U3/U6, exit Universität)

Café-Konditorei Schneller
a students' favourite, biggest pieces of cake in town
Amalienstr. 59
(U3/U6, exit Universität)

Kaffeehaus Altschwabing
pricy but comfortable coffee house
Schellingstr. 56
(U3/U6, exit Universität)

traditional coffee house with several branches in Munich
Marienplatz 18
(U3/U6 and all S-Bahn lines, exit Marienplatz)

Café Glockenspiel
on top of one of the main Marienplatz buildings, great view over the inner city
Marienpaltz 28
for reservations: Telephone +49 (0)89 264256

Schloßcafe-Restaurant Palmenhaus
in the middle of the park of Nymphenburg palace
Palmenhaus Strasse Schloß Nymphenburg 45

café, bar and restaurant of the Munich literature house (Literaturhaus)
Salvatorplatz 1
(U3/U4/U5/U6, exit Odeonsplatz)