Germany: The 5 best cafés in Munich

A good cup of coffee is not only about how the beans are roasted or where they are from. A good cup of coffee needs to be made with love and care, by someone who is passionate about coffee, served with style and enjoyed at a great atmosphere. At least, that’s how I judge my coffee. I love coffee and want to have it perfect. The concept of the café is always in the back of my head as well.

As I always say, you deserve to have coffee at its best! Here are the top 5 cafés in Munich for you:


Address: Nymphenburger Str. 51, 80335 München



With all of my criteria, Mahlefitz got them all on point. The place has a great space to either hang out or work. The interior is simple but definitely they have it right. You would probably feel how stylish it could be, too stylish for a roaster, I must say, but isn’t it what we’re looking for? Mahlefitz has been topened since February 2014 but already got high attention from coffee nerds in town. The idea of combining production and café has turned Mahlefitz the coolest roaster in town.

The location is not on the way to  most places but in the end, if you want a good cup of coffee and a good place to enjoy it, does the location matter? Coffee needs time and love. Take your time to drink that coffee because it is a fine cup of coffee which is made with passion and served in the chic-ish café.

Design concept: ☆☆☆☆☆
Coffee: ☆☆☆☆

Man Versus Machine

Address: Müllerstraße 23, 80469 München



Maybe it’s not stylishly appeared as Mahlefitz but if you ask me where you can get the best coffee in Munich, so Man vs. Machine it is! The coffee is phenomenal and divine. You will not regret any single sip you get, guaranteed! Located in a great quarter, Glockenbach, Man vs. Machine has always been attractive to most coffee nerds since it first opened. What you can expect from this roaster is skilled baristas that will bring you every cup of coffee with full of pleasurable enjoyment. The interior here is not something special but the space is neat and hippy. It is absolutely a pleasant space to hang out with friends catching up some good chats. And don’t forget the banana bread (great with butter on the side).

Design concept: ☆☆☆
Coffee: ☆☆☆☆

Standl 20

Address: Elisabethmarkt, Elisabethpl. Stand Nr. 20, 80796 München



Located in a unique place – in the middle of Elisabethmarkt, Standl 20 is definitely the coolest chick in the area. The concept is slightly small with only a few seated tables inside but you could enjoy your cup of coffee outside as well when the weather is beautiful. What counts is the atmosphere of a market which you wouldn’t experience often when you visit a café.

Say hi to Toni – the owner of this small coffee hut – when you are around. That man has found his passion for coffee and for bringing you the best of it.

Design concept: ☆☆☆☆
Coffee: ☆☆☆☆

Stereo Café

Address: Residenzstraße 25, 80333 München



A stunning well-designed café appears in the middle of the city. That we don’t find often in big cities but Stereo has pull off to stand out from most cafés in the city centre. The place is located on the second floor of the Stereo clothing shop that you can easily reach by walking from Odeonsplatz. You might even feel a bit intimating by its charming interior and its delishly pretty sweet treat stand.

The coffee here is nothing to compared with those I mentioned above but for sure it is the finest if you seek for a coffee in the city. I know how frustrating it is to not able to get a good cup of coffee when you are in the city centre. Therefore, Stereo café would definitely save you ass in this case. And their baking is absolutely worth to die for.

Design concept: ☆☆☆☆
Coffee: ☆☆☆

Vorholzer Forum

Address: Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München


It is in doubt to be one of the best cafés in Munich because of the poor service and the barista’s lack of knowledge about coffee. For most of my experiences in Vorholzer, it is hard to tell when you will have the good coffee (by luck I would say). However, this place is damn fine café with the unique location, on top of Faculty of Architecture in TU that you can look over Munich. You just have to enter the building, turn left at the main hall and take a lift to the top floor. It has been known by students living here because Vorholzer provides you a great space to hang out and some good snacks for the tummy.

The coffee is served alright in my personal opinion but definitely not skilled enough for my criteria. But is it a good place to check out? Yes! I would still recommend you to pay a visit, as long as you don’t order Cortado.

Design concept: ☆☆☆☆
Coffee: ☆☆☆

12 thoughts on “Germany: The 5 best cafés in Munich

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  3. Benko cafe is missing! they also have a restaurant and a bar, so three locations in Munich. I love Benko, the owners are really fun and nice people, you immediatley feel like you’re just hanging out with friends 🙂

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