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Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

Pralat-Zistl-Str. 8, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
089 26023156
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Ranked #131 of 2,696 restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, German
8 visitor photos
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89% Recommend
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English first
Pinehurst, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Tracked down the "Schmalznudel" and added an espresso for a jet lag repair. Good stuff! Freshly prepared. Munich's answer to an upscale funnel cake. Service was quick. Atmosphere was inviting with several seating area options as the Cafe goes on and on. The trek to find the "nudel", through a beautiful outdoor market and beer garden added to the fun.... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Not a very long menu - but the Schmalznudel was everything a great doughnut should be - freshly prepared and light. Friendly staff good choice of drinks. Don't leave Munich without a visit.

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I'm glad I tried this once, but with so many good cafés offering a wide variety of delicious pastries in Munich, I'm not sure what people find so great about this place. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, but the Schmalznudel just sort of sat there like lead in my tummy. I guess you have to be a doughnut lover... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This splice is fantastic; when you need a break OR if you've been before you are addicted; the staff is wonderful and the fried and sugared "donuts" (not exactly that shape) are to die for. It's hard to stop yourself from having several especially when they are still warm. OMG, they are fabulous.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This place is legendary in Munich and very few people know of it. Schmalznudel is a traditional Bavarian desert which is served here and its absolutely delicious! Have it with your coffee or tea. If your in the area definitely pop in, you wont regret it.

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

When reading through the recent reviews of this restaurant, my mouth waters with sweat memories of this crowdy, but extremely sympathetic place. 3 different kinds of gorgeous Schmalznudels are served there. You won't regret it to taste them all!

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Athens, Greece
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Been in Munich without tasting Bavaria for real is a shame. Schmalznudel is a tasteful Bavarian desert you should absolutely try along your coffee, tea or hot chocolate they serve there.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stopped here, based on the recommendations from TripAdvisor. Fried doughnuts were fresh and very good. Only problem? We didn't know to ask for them to be dipped in cinnamon sugar. We noticed locals coming in and ordering with sugar - AFTER we already ate. So, they were fresh and warm, but could have been better. Hot chocolate was outstanding... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The most scrumptious "Schmalz" pastry ever. So so so delicious! Try the Schmalznudeln!!! You won't regret it. Deliciously light and ever so pleasing to the palate. Such a lovely little cafe. The Virkutalien market across from it is a must!!!!! You can eat your way through it.....delish delish!!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was walking past and noticed a guy frying dough, when cooked they look like flying saucers dipped in sugar. They are lovely though and even better with nice cup of coffee. Not good for the waistline but if you're on holiday the that's OK. Loved the cafe and will take friends who visit for a real German experience.

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