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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best locations in Munich; near Marienplatz.
Relaxed, romantic, and with a stunning view of the city.
The staff was very friendly and attentive, from the lobby boy to the waitress.
Apart from the bees and the dead plants, extremely organised.
Great options for breakfast, but mostly Bavarian breakfasts.
Great quality and delicious, especially the croissant and sausages.
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?
Blue Spa Bar & Terrace at the Bayerischer Hof