Munich restaurants – fast food / snack bar

So in this article I wanted to add fast food or snack bar places. Fast food is not meant in the sense of fast food chains like Mc Donald’s or Burger King. I rather mean small restaurants with little or no space to eat the food there:

Indisches Fast Food (Barerstr. 46, 80333 München): Although this indian restaurant has the word “fast food” in it, it has nothing to do with typical fast food: All in all the food there is very good (we tried out quite a lot of indian restaurants and the only better place we found so far was the Swagat restaurant that was recommend to us by an Indian work mate of mine) and quite cheap (around 5 to 6 Euro). We usually take the food there to go, because the place is very small. Across the street is a nice park where you could eat your food in the summer time.


Tokami take away (Theresienstr. 54, 80333 München): Besides the real japanese Tokami restaurant is the Tokami take away. There you can get Sushi (never tried it, since I do not like Sushi in general) and 3 to 4 different dishes each day (usually one of them is fried noodles. You can get all dishes with or without meat and you can choose between a normal or small portion. Also you can eat it directly in the small shop or take it with you. The prices are between 4 and 6€ for the normal portion.

Curry 73 Stromberg (Schmankerlgassn, Stachus UG, entry Karstadt/Bahnhof, Bahnhofsplatz 7, 80335 München): In the newly renovated Stachus UG you can find lots of small snack bars. In the following I will recommend some of them to you. I start with the Curry 73. This is the second shop of the Curry 73 and they sell good (!) tasting currywurst. (And no, a good currywurst is NOT a bratwurst with curry powder, even if not all parts of Germany seem to know this. And yes, the currywurst you usually get in Bavarian is a bratwurst with curry powder…).


Dean & David (various places all over Germany, e.g. in the Stachus UG): I kind of like this chain. Okay, the things they sell are a bit expensive. But they use fresh ingredients and all things i tried where tasty. They offer salad (for 8€ deposit you can get a big plastic box that is really great! I now use this box for other to go snack bars), sandwiches, curry and juices.

Dean & David website


Panem (various placed all over Munich, e.g. in the Stachus UG): This shop has very tasty sandwiches and other stuff like coffee, juice, yoghurt or salad. Compared to the Dean & David it is really hart to tell which sandwiches taste better. I think I can just say that both taste good, but very different. So try for yourself.

Panem website



Munich restaurants – Cafes

In this article I will list Cafes in Munich, that I visited (at least one time) and like:

Coffee shops:

Starbucks (various places): I like Starbucks coffee, although the coffee is quiet expensive. Also the cake and other sweets are mostly tasty. My favorite is the Rasperry White Cheesecake. Since there are various Starbucks in Munich, I do not have one particular Starbucks I use to go to.
Starbucks website

Coffee Fellows (various places): A coffee shop similar to Starbucks. The coffee is cheaper, but only a few cents, but in my opinion, it does not taste that good as the Starbucks coffee. The only exception I tried so far, is the Iced Caramel Machiato. I think it tastes great! Also there bagel taste good. Okay, not as good as the ones in our beloved Bagel Brothers restaurant. But unfortunately this restaurant closed here in Munich. There are various coffee shops of Coffee Fellows all over the city.
Coffee Fellows website

Vits (Rumfordstr. 49, 80469 München): This shop is really fantastic: The coffee is really, really great (if not the best) and they also are a coffee roasters and sell the coffee beans or powder. If you want to know something about coffee, coffee beans or coffee brewing methods, they might be helpful.
Vits website

Batty Barista (Barerstr. 42, 80799 München) is not a coffee chain. The coffee there is tasty and the price is okay: 3,10€ for a large cappuccino. I never tried something to eat there.
Batty Baristas Website



Wir machen Cupcakes (Utzschneiderstr. 12, 80469 München): A very small shop near Viktualienmarkt, that offers tasty and nice looking cupcakes. Also I usually do not like cupcakes that much (too much creme on it), I like the one you can buy there. Especially since they look so lovely! You can also let them design cupcakes specially for you. The cupcakes there cost around 2 to 4€.
Wir machen Cupcakes website

Boogie Donuts (Blumenstr. 1, 80331): The Boogie Donuts is also located near the Viktualienmarkt. There donuts taste wonderful. When they have chocolate on top it is not couverture, but real chocolate. The filling does not taste too chemical (sometimes marmelade is used) and they taste fresh and fluffy.
Boogie Donuts website

Donuts & Candies (Georgenstr. 41, 80799 München) is another shop that offers self made donuts. They taste also good, but compared to the Boogie Donuts, I prefer the ones from Boogie Donuts, even if they are a bit more expensive and slighty smaller. But never the less, the donuts at Donuts & Candies are good.
Donuts & Candies


Ice cream:

Balla Beni (Theresienstr. 46, 80333 München): Very tasty ice cream, unusual sorts (like mint-milk or chocolate-ginger) but also quiet expensive (1,3€ per cone in this year) and usually long line of people. It is open from around February till around October.
Balla Beni website

Sarcletti (Nymphenburgerstr. 155, 80634 München): There ice cream is also good, many, many sorts, but mostly quiet normal sorts.
Sarcletti website



The Victorian Tea House (various places): This is an english tea house, that offers tasty tea, good breakfast and also cakes or lunch/dinner.
The Victorian Tea House website

Bubble tea shops

As mentioned in another blog post, there are two Bubble tea shops in Munich at the moment: It’s the Cafe Sunshine (near Isartor) and the Bubble t (between Rindermarkt & Viktualienmarkt). We now also visited the Cafe Sunshine, that was the first Bubble tea shop that opened in Munich. Well, I think both shops are quite nice: Usually the Bubble t is quiet full, since it is located directly in the city centre. So sometimes you must wait quiet long. Cafe Sunshine was nearly empty, when we visited it. At Cafe Sunshine you must pay 4€ at the moment for your Bubble Tea, at Bubble t you can choose between short and small (3,20€ and 4,20€ at the moment). Bubble t only offers Bubble tea drinks and a small amount of other bottles (e.g. Fiji water or coconut drink). At Cafe Sunshine you can also get coffee. The design is in both shops nice, but totally different: Cafe Sunshine looks more like a small, normal coffee shop, where the Bubble t is very modern (most used colour is white) and plays lood, modern asian music. Ah and one more thing: At Bubble t they are able to seal your drink, so you can take it with you without any problems, if you prefer to drink it later.
So both places are nice and you should see for yourself with place you like more.

Also there will be four new Bubble tea shops under the name Meito (I think that they are connected to the Bubble t, because they advertise for them in front of the Bubble t shop). And the best thing is that one of the shops is near by!

Bubble tea shop

The asian bubble tea is finally available in Germany! More and more Bubble tea shops open up. In Munich there are actually two shops at the moment where you can buy Bubble tea. It’s the Cafe Sunshine (near Isartor) and the Bubble t (betwee Rindermarkt & Viktualienmarkt). Since the bubble t is located directly in the city center we only visited this shop so far, but we want to visit the second shop soon!

But what is bubble tea? First of all it consists of tea (black or green) served hot, cold or as a frappe. Then you can choose between various flavours (e.g. various fruits) and of course the ‘bubbles’ as jelly pieces (e.g. fruit jellys) pearls (e.g. Tapioca) or bobas (small pearls with liquid filling). All in all the Bubble teas taste really great. So go and try them for yourself!


These lovely cupcakes where delivered to us. Since the weather outside was windy and rainy the Wirmachencupcakes München Cupcake shop made a special offer to deliver a cupcakebox right to your door. So who could defuse such an offer? 😉
The six cupcakes are: Caramell, vanilla, Schwarzwälderkirsch (a type of cake with cherry and chocolate, very typical in Germany), blueberry, chocolate and strawberry. I can really recommend there cupcakes! For more information visit there website:


DinnerDesigned – exotic cooking

DinnerDesigned is a shop that opened recently near our flat (Munich, Schwabing/Maxvorstadt) and they have a very interesting concept: You can choose between various exotic recipes (approx. 4 that change every week) and buy the recipe along with the needed ingredients (exactly the amount you need) and if you want, you can also rent kitchen equipment like mortar or wok. So you do not need to go to asian or indian shops to get the exotic ingredients you need for many recipes.

I like the concept and the prices are also very reasonable. We paid 10,07€ for 2 portions of tomato curry with naan bread (1€ of it was for the two recipes). The style of the recipes was very good, because everything is well arranged. The meal we created was tasty and it was good to had everything we needed for the cooking already in the right amount in one bag. So all in all I think that we will try a new recipe at DinnerDesigned soon.

edit: Sadly the store closed in June 2011.