Café Glockenspiel – Located right in the heart of the city in Marienplatz, this touristy gathering is right next to one of the city’s landmark. 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures tell two stories from the 16th century twice a day at 11am and 5 pm (and at noon during summertime). Coming to Rathouse-Glockenspiel is an amusement for both locals and tourists, and experiencing this in front of a cup of coffee sounds like a perfect combination. Though, if you are looking for a more local way of enjoying this, consider winding around the Viktualienmarkt food market stands in the plaza.
Bellevue – Among some of the youngest bars to hit when in Nordbad, Bellevue takes the traditional Bavarian interior design to a whole different level. Light wooden chairs, combined with white, grey and black ones, are orderly disposed around squared and rounded tables. The atmosphere is airy and bright also thanks to the many windows that let loads of light to come in. The breakfast menu has something for everyone ranging from French Croque Madame to eggs with speck.
Café Ruffini – is a local favorite for all things sweet and not only. Looking back at 1978, when it all started, this spot never intent to follow any rules considering the cooperative concept of “working without a boss”. The pâtisserie is in fact also a bar and a wine cellar. It is the perfect gathering during those moments when time doesn’t seem like something to keep track of. Especially during summer, when the open-air terrace is open and gives that extra edge to an already alternative gem.
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Cotidiano – Located around the vibrant Gärtnerplatz, this bakery and restaurant is a good spot to head round-the-clock. Still, we recommend going for breakfast because their freshly baked bread, pastries and extensive menu is able to please everyone’s taste. Belgian waffles, cupcakes, fresh fruits… you name it! The interior design is also warm and welcoming with floors, chairs and tables all made of wood.
Café Lotti – For a locally sourced and guilt free breakfast head to Café Lotti. Sweetly decorated in pink and white, this place feels more like a fairytale than a coffee spot. But don’t be fooled by the interiors, Café Lotti serves a mean brunch. The cheese and meat board is particularly good, with a balsamic dressing and fig puree that massively compliments the selection. The sausage breakfast is a great choice for those looking for a more traditional German way of startiing your day off.
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