I’ve written about cake in Munich elsewhere, but it’s still a topic that deserves a blog piece of its own. As is the case in all German cities, Munich is full of bakeries and cafes – all with a huge selection of sweet treats on offer.
These are my top tips for a sugar hit.
This colourful cafe in Maxvorstadt has colourful cakes to match. Gartensalon has indulgent creations topped with cream and meringue, or lighter vegan options such as carrot and walnut or blueberry and lemon. And if one slice isn’t enough, you can order an whole cake – you’ll just have to wait two to three days for it to be ready.
Café Hüller, Au
Located close to the Isar, Hüller is the perfect place to stop for a snack while on a weekend stroll along the river. This family-friendly spot has a small selection of homemade cakes and an excellent lunch menu.
Fortuna cafebar, Haidhausen
Fortuna is a firm favourite in the neighbourhood. With good coffee, a relaxed vibe and a mean apple strudel, it’s easy to spend too much time here. Bring a newspaper or a good book and, if weather permits, grab a spot in the sun.
Emilo, Westend (and Glockenbach)
Nine times out of ten, the cake at Emilo is fresh from the oven and still warm. Serving classic German cakes such as Russischer Zupfkuchen or Scheiterhaufen, this is a delicious way to get to grips with the local cuisine. They also have great coffee of course.
Deli Kitchen, Giesing
Looking for something you could possibly class as a healthy treat? Then Deli Kitchen is for you. Think banana bread, ginger cake and vegan brownies. They also have a great vegetarian lunch menu.
You can’t talk about cake in Munich without mentioning Kuchentratsch. This hugely popular social initiative works with local grandmas (and grandpas) who bake their favourite cakes for the city’s eateries. Their large kitchen on Landsberger Straße also has a small cafe attached which is always worth a visit.
Have I missed anywhere? Let me know your favourites in the comments!