Munich Like a Local: Lunch Hot Spots

Come spring, Munich transforms into a public garden city, blooming from its parks to the nearby suburbs. You'll be swept off your feet by the charming boutiques, cafes and bistros alongside the young atmosphere, infused by the students both local and international. By day, the city is abuzz with lunch meetings, whether in suits or sundresses, and from the elegant and sophisticated to parkside casual cafes. At night, well known establishments and trendy hotspots open their doors to a night of entertainment, local mingling with a laid-back attitude and memorable cuisine.  Take your pick among three distinct, local kitchens that capture the diversity of Bavarian cuisine.


Pavesi Cafe
Nestled on one of Munich's charming streets in the university district, Pavesi Cafe brings together locals from the M.A faculty to local boutique owners and the city's professionistas. Catch the morning buzz with a cappuccino, freshly squeezed orange juice and a crispy croissant, or take an afternoon pause touring the city while you bask in the sunshine with enjoy a light lunch Grab a seat on the pavement out front to engage in people watching, as the belles and beaus bike their way to campus in this quaint and picturesque neighbourhood. Fresh sandwiches along with vegan and vegetarian dishes are on offer, with great lunch specials.

pavesi2Pavesi Cafe, Munich

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Sophia's Restaurant & Bar
For a more upscale, chic lunch that lasts for hours, head to Sophia's Restaurant. Among the leafy gardens and fresh flowers, guests can indulge in Bavarian cuisine and traditional beer or classic wine options. The menu changes often so you can be sure to experience a variety of flavours and local produce, including special detox dishes as well as the classic a la carte menu. By night, Sophia's becomes a hotspot for authentic dinner experiences and is also home to the city's coolest bar.

09 Sophias Restaurant Bar - The Charles Hotel-kleinSophia's Restaurant, Munich

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Spatenhaus an der Oper
Nothing beats traditional Bavarian cooking; it is hearty, tasty and well proportioned to ensure you do not leave hungry. Spatenhaus is more than a beloved culinary establishment, it is an institution, located just off the chic Maximilianstrasse Boulevard with the perfect position to admire the Bavarian National Theatre, Residence and Palais an der Oper. We suggest you go down the traditional route and experience the traditional, homemade fish soup, the roasted sausages with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut and the veal cutlets. As a matter of fact, you must might want to lounge around afterwards on the outdoor terrace at the entrance; feel free to do so. Upstairs are more elegant sitting rooms with upscale menus that you might want to try for dinner.

spatenhaus1Spatenhaus an der Oper, Munich


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