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This neighbourhood classic has been feeding Italophiles for over three decades...
Enjoy a cheap breakfast, lazy lunch or cocktails to a soundtrack of high-minded conversation beneath the whitewashed vaulting of this student hang-out. The outdoor seating is ringed by grand university buildings.
The best crepes in town can be found at this small Parisian place that serves up delicious savouries oozing goat's cheese or shrimp, various fruit-filled galettes and even snails if that's your sort of thing.
Vegetarian & Vegan
One of Munich's few outposts of vegie culture, this light-filled self-service place serves 40-plus varieties of soups, salads and antipasti - there are also recipe books on sale so you can enjoy them at home.
Shida's excellent Thai food and intimate atmosphere are justly famous and perennially popular. It's only the size of a shoe box but packs a mean punch in the food stakes. Reservations are essential.
The glass-fronted 1820 palm house, where Ludwig II used to keep his exotic house plants warm in winter, is now a high-ceilinged and pleasantly scented cafe. It's just behind Schloss Nymphenburg.
Anytime is a good time to be at charismatic CADU. Enjoy breakfast (served until a hangover-friendly 11.30pm!), a cuppa Java or a Helles in the lovely garden hidden by a wall from busy Ludwigstrasse.
Ice Cream & Gelateria
Ice-cream addicts have been getting their gelato fix at this Munich institution since 1879. Choose from more than 50 mouth-watering flavours, from not-so-plain vanilla to honey-yogurt or caramel.
With its dramatic mood lighting and sexy crowd, this big-city spot delivers so much eye candy, it's hard to focus on the flavour-intense fusion food. More elite nightclub than restaurant at weekends.
If you're pining for shepherd's pie, fish and chips or a curry just two days into a RTW trip, this atmospheric award-winning Irish pub will put you right. The bar stocks over 100 types of whisky.
A Munich institution, this was once filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinders favourite hang-out. It's still a popular spot and packs in a mixed crowd for its comfort food and fast service.
The gourmet French cuisine draws a high-octane crowd to this designer restaurant near the Kulturzentrum Gasteig. Count on about €80 for a three-course meal, including a glass of wine.
This quirky bistro - strewn with ducts, pipes and wheels - plays up the waterworks theme to marvellous effect. Expect a consistently delicious range of quality international cuisine.
This popular place is a trendy spot with lots of brushed aluminium and big picture windows. It serves a small menu of simple Italian-influenced dishes and a large dose of unpretentious cool.
Bakeries & Patisseries
Some of the best views of the Marienplatz combine with Munich's finest cakes and pastries at this city institution. Plan your sightseeing assault on the city over a delicious breakfast.
Another hint of Asia awaits at the Japanisches Teehaus, right by an idyllic duck pond. The best time to come is for an authentic tea ceremony celebrated by a Japanese tea master.
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