Munich weekly restaurant check – Café Ignaz

The (hopefully to be) weekly restaurant check (# 3)


The human is a creature of habit. Once you truly arrive somewhere you start going to your favorite place, eating your favorite food and wearing comfortable jeans while doing so. Is that #boring or just just nice and bequem? I don’t know. But I have experienced this fact first-hand each time I settled in a new location. When I came to Erlangen, Nuremberg, Cologne, even in Berlin, where I was week-wise, visiting/living with friends. And now that I’ve come to Munich… well.

I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of Munich. I have spent few holidays in Bavaria as a kid, visited Munich occasionally and kept it in mind as “the city of expensive shit” to be honest. Maybe “the city of too many pedestrians” in second place. But… now that I am here I want to the make the best of it. Really, I try to unpaint the blackness I’ve perceived as a part of my ‘radical honesty’ lifestyle for a while now (not really following a definition, but I like the term). I am trying to make it less black and more gray (baby steps, people, baby steps, okay?).

Therefore, I think it’s best to break my routine. And, as I implied, I always create one wherever I go. Once the quarter I live in is charted, I go to the same places over and over again. In Cologne that was Kaffeebud, a really nice café in Ehrenfeld. In Berlin it was ‘Wohnzimmer’ (it’s crowded but wasn’t that crowded 10 years ago, also they serve awesome breakfast, hipsters or not).

In Munich, I started going to the places in “Universitätsviertel” (University quarter) and I mostly fed on curry and rice from Orange Box. Nothing wrong with that so far but then I thought… one year has about 50 weekends. What if I could manage to check out 50 new places each year? I am now at 3 of 50. Here’s the place I checked out on Nov, 26:

Café Ignaz und Tochter

A woman I asked for directions on my way there told me “Everyone here knows this café.” Café Ignaz is on the corner of Georgenstraße to Isabellastraße in Schwabing. It’s a quarter with many historical apartment buildings but also a lot of shops and cafés. If you go there don’t make the mistake of thinking “Oh, this street doesn’t look as if there’s gonna be much more…”. If you’re walking the streets of Schwabing, just try walking a little longer and there’ll be some other interesting place like 500m from where you just thought nothing else would come. It will unlikely end in a painful feet experience without a coffee. (continued “Munich weekly restaurant check – Café Ignaz”)