Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

I am always on the hunt for good breakfasts, in Munich or around the world. I never let an opportunity pass when it comes to having the most important meal of the day in a place I have never been before. If the location is outdoors, and accepts reservations, even better.

The Bayerischer Hof is the most famous and probably the most expensive and luxurious hotel in Munich. Not surprisingly, the 5-stars hotel has a rooftop with a view over the old town like no other, and what is even better: they serve breakfast right there at the terrace, on the 6th floor.

Last month I decided to treat W. for his birthday, and enjoy a Saturday morning having one of the most famous breakfasts in town. How was it? It certainly did not disappoint; no wonder it was my chosen review for this month.

I made the reservation almost one month in advance. Since it was summer, I was afraid of not getting a table for the date and time I wanted. I easily got the table, and when I arrived at the terrace I realised I didn’t have to worry about it, only a few tables were occupied.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Their breakfast menu offers some ready combinations, as well as individual options. Smoothies, soft drinks, juices, teas, coffee, and alcoholic drinks – you know the Germans – are among the beverage options. Croissants, pretzels, cheeses, ham, breads, white sausages, and cereals are all part of the menu.

W. ordered the “Munich Breakfast”, which is very Bavarian: pretzel, with obazda cheese, mini white sausages, ham, fruits and a hot beverage, which was already included. Ironically – but not intentionally – I picked the “French Breakfast”: croissants, jam and nutella, freshly squeezed orange juice and red fruit tea.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

I love croissants for breakfast, but sadly, in Munich a good croissant is something rare to be found. They are mostly dry or too oily. I was glad that the Bayerischer Hof did not disappoint me, as their croissant is about almost French.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

The white sausages were not only cute for being mini, but delicious too, and I know that because I didn’t resist and had a little bite of one of W’s. Many of you might wonder what’s so special about a delicious white sausage, but the Bavarians know well how a good one must taste like, and this was the first thing W noticed.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

The view! Ahhh the view. Can I please have breakfast here everyday, or wake up here by this terrace everyday? No, I know I can’t, otherwise I am going to probably have to steal a bank, and I am not the kind of person who does that. So let’s leave it for special occasions, shall we? W agrees.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Good to know

At the Bayerischer Hof there is a breakfast room, not to be confused with their breakfast at the Blue Spa Bar & Terrace. So, when making the reservation make it clear that you wish to have breakfast at the terrace.

It is also possible to sit on the inside, where normally at night turns into a bar.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

A little bit of honesty

While I was having breakfast there were many bees flying around the food, and that really bothered me a lot. Is there any way to make them go away? I know it’s summer, but still.

Also, some of the plants in their garden were completely dead. I wonder if it was just because the previous days were very hot.

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

The Verdict

Location

Β One of the best locations in Munich; near Marienplatz.

Ambience

Relaxed, romantic, and with a stunning view of the city.

Service

The staff was very friendly and attentive, from the lobby boy to the waitress.

Organisation

Apart from the bees and the dead plants, extremely organised.

Menu

Great options for breakfast, but mostly Bavarian breakfasts.

Food

Great quality and delicious, especially the croissant and sausages.

Drinks

Everything you might want. Champagne? Why not?

Value for money

It certainly won’t be the cheapest breakfast you will have, but for special occasions is totally worth it.

How many suitcases does this restaurant deserve?

4-star

Breakfast at the Bayerischer Hof, Munich. By Packing my Suitcase.

Blue Spa Bar & Terrace at the Bayerischer Hof

Promenadeplatz 2-6

80333 Munich

Reservations

  • Places people stories

    The breakfast looks delicous! And the veiw, yes I agree I think it is worth it just going there for the veiw πŸ™‚ A great way to start the day!

    Pretty crazy that you have to make a reservation so long ahead though. But then it really must be something with this place πŸ™‚

    I hate bees flying around the food as well. I cannot relax when they do. They love sugar so I understand they like it there with your breakfast. I would also love a piece of that croissants πŸ˜‰

    • Yess, it’s a great view to Munich <3
      I made the reservation ahead because I was afraid of being packed, but it was totally fine, so I'm guessing you can just show up or make a reservation one week before πŸ˜€

      Yesss, I am afraid of bees, so they make me nervous hahaha. Somehow this summer they seem to be everywhere!!

  • That view is fantastic. I love rooftops. And I especially love the adorable floral placeholders.
    I dont think I tried the white sausage in Germany… what are they made of? They look SO weird, I am a bit freaked out by them. But who knows, maybe after 10 beers this winter in Berlin…

    • Whaaaat? You didnt try the white sausage? Ohh nooo, you need to come back now and try them. They are my favourite πŸ˜€
      I don’t really know exactly how they are made, but they have some herbs. Their taste is not so strong as the others, and it’s something very traditional in Bavaria for breakfast πŸ˜€
      Next time I will take you to a Bavarian Breakfast πŸ˜‰

      • OMG now I feel I’ve missed out!!! Can I try it in Berlin?

        • hahaha nooo don’t, it’s one more reason to come back!
          I think you can try it in Berlin yes, in a Biergarten most probably πŸ˜€

  • Nihar Pradhan

    Indeed the terrace restaurants are always have an added advantage, the view and that makes our view point change. Breakfast, in particular when we break after a long gap in eating, we need that space, time and quantity, to consume and collect ourselves with energy and vigor for the day. In such beautiful ambiance it is intoxicating, the impetus is there, the flavor is there and the mood drive the experience, enjoying every bite and bit of moments in the morning. Food is definitely the prime subject, but the surrounding ambiance around the place make all the difference in any restaurants. Lovely narration, cherished every aspect.

    The Croissants and Coffee are highly tempting and it was a delight to my eyes, not to undermine the taste and the feel of it.

    Allane, looking forward to hearing more such fabulous experiences from you.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and one more Sunday Sumptuous Breakfast.
    πŸ˜€

    • Thank you Nihar! I am so glad you cherished reading this post. Having breakfast in a terrace is always something special, especially here as we don’t always have the warmth of the sun outside. We try to enjoy the summer season as much as possible, before winter comes again πŸ™‚

      I hope all is fine with you!
      I wish you a great week.

  • hahaha yess, somehow this summer there are bees everywhere around here πŸ˜€

  • hahaha yes, I heard that croissants were originated in Austria and the French try to claim haha funny story.
    I wish the croissants here were better, I am always so disappointed πŸ™
    I love the French and Italian ones! I think I still haven’t had any in Austria!

  • German breakfast is awesome, and yes you are right, it doesn’t have to in a fancy place πŸ™‚
    I like to breakfast everywhere πŸ˜€

  • yaaaaay awesome, of course I will take you there πŸ˜€ sounds like a plan!!
    I hope it works out for next year, let me know if you need anything πŸ˜€

  • Mabel Kwong

    A breakfast with a view. How nice and hope W enjoyed his birthday treat πŸ™‚ Awww, you had the croissants. Was it messy to eat and did it go everywhere? Very flaky? πŸ˜€ It must have been annoying with the bees flying around – you never know if they’d fly into your open mouth.

    I have never seen white sausage like that floating in water :O

    I like eating breakfast. These days I like to eat toast bread for breakfast with avocado or shaved cheese on top πŸ˜€

    • He loved it πŸ˜€ and the white sausage was amazing. It’s very traditional here in Bavaria.
      And you know, croissants are always messy to eat haha, so yes, it was messy πŸ˜€

      The bees were very annoying, I am afraid of them, so I couldnt quite relax much haha

      Hmmm you breakfast sounds delicious!!!!

      • Mabel Kwong

        I need to try that sausage some day. I know sausage is processed and that’s quite bad but I suppose once in a while is okay πŸ™‚ You know, it almost looks like the sausage is in some kind of soup πŸ˜€

        • I hope you try it! I am not a big fan of sausages, but I actually like this one πŸ˜€