Cafe am Beethovenplatz, Munich

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Cafe am Beethovenplatz – Hotel Mariandl

Some dear friends from Tübingen were in town on Saturday for the Sigur Ros concert and I took them out for an early pre-gig dinner at Cafe am Beethovenplatz. The gothic building is unfortunately shrouded in scaffolding right now, but inside is still wonderfully elegant. It’s a lovely, charming place – and I can imagine it’s the perfect place to brunch. In fact, I’ve heard their breakfasts are top-notch. At one end of the restaurant, a cellist sits and plays until late in the afternoon, while people drink tea and tuck into some of their fantastic cakes.

Music at Cafe am Beethovenplatz
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This time it was all about good, hearty food on a very cold Saturday. I ate the Spinatnockerl, on a bed of fenchel and tomatoes. My boyfriend ordered the Schweinebraten, which (unfortunately) he rated as “ok”, and others enjoyed baked goat’s cheese, veggie lasagne and geschetzeltes. I was too stuffed for dessert, but the chocolate souffle looked really, really delicious.

It’s a lovely, nostalgic and traditional cafe/restaurant, just five minutes from Goetheplatz, and perfect for brunch, afternoon tea or dinner. I can’t vouch for the hotel, but if the charm’s anything like that of its restaurant, you’re in good hands.

Schweinebraten at Cafe am Beethovenplatz
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3 comments on “Cafe am Beethovenplatz – Hotel Mariandl

  1. On March, 9th, I celebrated my Birthday at the Café with some friends. I would have liked to enjoy a nice and relaxing atmosphere, but it turned out to be a very bad experience!
    The quality and prices of the food were OK, but the service was totally unfriendly!
    Essentially, they were persisting in asking for extra money in all the possible ways!

    The first time was related to the dishes they provided for the cake (I brought), with prices that changed from 1€/person (when I booked the table, 2 days before) to 2€ per person (the night of the celebration)! However, we didn’t use their dishes and, after a long discussion with the waitresses, we were allowed to not pay for that.
    At that point, though, they started asking to be paid just because I had tasted a bit of the wine I got as a present…and, again, 1€/person!

    At the end, despite I was really angry and my celebration ruined, I decided to pay this extra money. What I found most annoying, however, was that they kept insisting for getting money from my guests and in a totally wrong moment (blowing of the candles).

    I definitively do not recommend this Café if you wish to experience a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

  2. Hey Alex,

    Good to hear your review, that doesn’t sound pleasant at all. I hope it was a one-off – I’ve heard so many good things about the place and I love the interior.

    Hope you managed to have a good birthday in other ways.

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