Worth a splurge for its fine coffees; superb German fare; and elegant, historic ambiance
Munich's top café classic
One of Munich's most classic cafés, the Luitpold at Brenner Strasse 11 has been a local insitution since its founding in 1888, and was faithfully reconstructed in the 1940s after the destruction of World War II. Besides its sheer elegance and fine cuisine, another attraction is the more than a century of Munich history found on its walls and an onsite museum (it has served royalty, intellectuals, and artists - for example, the pioneering, avant-garde Blaue Ritter (Blue Rider) movement was founded here in 1909 by Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee). One thing to keep in mind is that it's not cheap, and it's not open too late (just till 11 pm).