Cafe Lohner & Grobitsch, Munich

Cafe Lohner & Grobitsch

Cafe Lohner & Grobitsch is a twee little cafe in Westend, right by the park at Schwanthalerhöhe. For four decades it was a grocery store, run by Alexander Grobitsch. In 2010, together with Kerstin Lohner, the pair of them transformed it into a cafe – while retaining the charm (and some of the features) of the little corner shop.

So often, longstanding stores and cafes close down and are replaced by something completely different, and it’s so lovely that Kerstin Lohner has gone to so much effort to celebrate the history of the building.

Cafe Lohner & Grobitsch Cafe Lohner & Grobitsch, Westend

The cafe offers a weekly lunch menu with delicious, freshly made dishes – from lasagne to gnocchi, spätzle and schnitzel. They bake all of their cakes themselves and use eggs fresh from hens in Maisach. Their signature cake is the much-praised chocolate torte. It’s decadent – moist, rich and comforting.

The cafe’s open 9am-6pm throughout the week, and 10am-6pm at weekends – and if the sun’s out, a table outside allows you to people watch for hours.

Sandtnerstraße 5
U-Bahn Schwanthalerhöhe (U4/U5), bus 53/134

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as an editor in the city. I also do freelance work for the BBC, MONOCLE, Singapore Airlines and Kaltblut, among others, and previously wrote for the Huffington Post and Electronic Beats.

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