There are many places to go for breakfast in Munich, and everyone has their favorite local breakfast cafe, but there are still a few places worth exploring. Going out for breakfast in Munich can be an extraordinary experience.
La Bohème is a new arrival in the world of breakfast gastronomy. You can find it in the Leopold Carre, a new development in the Leopoldstrasse where the Metro used to be. La Bohème serves modern French cuisine and offers a lovely variety of breakfast and lunch options.
The name harks back to the turn of the century in Schwabing, when well-known artists used to linger there, so it comes as no surprise to find all sorts of Munich characters named on the breakfast menu—such as Karl Valentin and Franz von Lenbach. The Thomas Mann breakfast consists of a selection of cheeses, mixed pickles, butter, boiled egg, and a basket of bread. The whole thing is attractively garnished and served on a gray slate. Quality of food and fast service are equally important in this cafe, so the bread comes straight from the house oven or from the famous Hofpfisterei Bakery.
Perhaps with artists in mind, the cafe has extended hours for serving Sunday breakfast. You can get breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and brunch until 3:00 p.m. In summer, you can sit out on the terrace. In winter, stay inside, where urban industrial design furnishings incorporate lots of leather, copper, and brick effects. It’s best to reserve a table for breakfast in advance.
Also in Schwabing, on the corner of Hohenzollernstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse, another breakfast hot spot has opened: the Cotidiano Restaurant. If good bread and a wide selection are important for you at breakfast, then this is exactly the right place for you. Bread is part of the “philosophy” of the house, which is a bakery as well as a breakfast cafe. The menu is dominated by Flammkuchen (a baked dish from Alsace consisting of a thin pastry base topped with a sour cream, bacon, and an onion mixture), croissants, and quiche. At the Cotidiano, breakfast is served all day long. There’s something for everybody here, from American to French to Alpine breakfast. There’s even a vegan breakfast consisting of half an avocado with humus, bread, and fruit salad.
Most of the ingredients come straight from the Elisabethmarkt in Schwabing. The focus on local produce is a matter close to Manager Dr. Theodor Ackbarow’s heart. There are photos of the area hanging on the walls along with quotations from Schwabing personalities. The general ambiance in this cafe is cozy, a mixture of modern and traditional. In summer, you can sit out on the lovely terrace. There is also another location serving similar food on the Gaertnerplatz. All these eateries are good places for breakfast in Munich.