The book is great, but the real treat is the list of her favorite München spots. She wrote down the following places below, on a sweetly trimmed peice of kraft paper. Gold, I tell you, pure gold!
I was pleased to see I knew several of the places, and even more delighted to see a bunch I'd never even heard of. Here's the run down:
Gerdismänner - Super cool vintage antique shop near Sendlinger Tor (there is also a cool bottle store near by)
Conway's Recycle Art - Shabby Chic store on the border of Au and the increasingly hip (in my estimation) Untergeising
Func Feldafing - Oh. My. God. and look at their Pinterest boards! Following.
Josefa - I actually wrote about this in the Design*Sponge Munich Guide
Cafe Schöntag - This article gives a better overview.
Gartensalon - Make sure to go here on a sunny day, next time I'm in Schwabing.
Das Neue Kubitschek - Fuck the Backmischung! Good cake. Also hit it in the D*S Guide.
Goldene Bar - I have been here, and it is definitely a cool bar. Have to remember this as a good mid-way meeting point bar for friends that live in Schwabing.
Cafe Kosmos - I've walked by it, thought 'That place looks cool' and my immediate following thought was 'I may be too old.'
Kaffee Sonnenschein - In Geising!
Pavesi Picknic - Yummy looking healthy place on Turkenstr.
Charlie - Vietnamese place with Hotpots. Across from the Scheryenbad.
Wash & Coffee - Looks like BrainWash in SF. (but maybe a little less charming and cool.) Fortunately I have a washing machine, so may never make it over here.
Hoover & Floyd - LOVE this place! So much so we had our wedding day lunch there.
Maria Passagne - Another favorite that I don't get to enough. A Secret bar in Haidhausen. Also wrote about it in the D*S Guide.
Die Blaue Donau - Never even heard of it, but looks great.
Hotel Achterbahn - Definitely going on my list for visiting out-of-towners (in non-Oktoberfest season, though)
Hotel Ritzi - Ritzi indeed! Met a friend for dinner here years ago, I remember it being nice. Also goes on the out-of-towner hotel recommendation list.
Bar Centrale - A München classic. Also included in the D*S guide.
So after going through this list, the places I want to hit in the near future, which I've never tried, in this order are:
- Die Blaue Donau
- Pavesi Picknic
- Kaffee Sonnenschein
- Cafe Schöntag
- Cafe Kosmos
- Fund Feldafing
- Maria Passagne
- Goldene Bar
- Bar Centrale
Stay tuned for reports!