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“Perfect view, decent service and a liter or Weissbier!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe am Marienplatz

Cafe am Marienplatz
Marienplatz 22, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
089-23886696
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Ranked #1,323 of 2,690 restaurants in Munich
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, German
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect view, decent service and a liter or Weissbier!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I don't know if there is a better view than at this restaurant. It is directly in front of the glockenspiel and we were treated well. They have a restroom and a view. What more can you ask for? Yes, touristy. But who cares? We are tourists! We felt sorry for all the schmucks jammed together in the square while we enjoyed the weissbier, people watching and glockenspiel.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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Gilberdyke
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407 reviews 407 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 137 cities Reviews in 137 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“Good times, bad times”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Two visits to the Café am Marienplatz, and two entirely different experiences. The first was really good, fast service, no problems at all. So we became what all restaurants/cafés work to achieve, returning customers, but we needed have bothered. Service took forever, it seemed, and we just wanted to leave. I don't know what caused the difference, whether it was different staff, one day was busier than the other, we were wearing the wrong shoes, could have been anything. But that's what happened - good then bad.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent spot for a lovely relaxing Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Strolling around Munich what is nicer than stopping in an open air cafe for lunch. The food was great too. Pictures taken by Japanese tourists are not always reliable! :)

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Wonderful location; adequate food; good beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

What's easily best about this place is the location, with its view on the Marienplatz and the city hall. The meals -- we had a late dinner -- are okay but in no way out of the ordinary. The Hacker-Pschorr beer on draft is very good. My advice: don't eat here, just order a beer, a soft drink or a coffee, enjoy the scene in the square -- and the clockwork figures in city hall tower if you get there at the right time, noon if I'm not mistaken -- and move on. For a Bavarian meal you can do better for a lower price away from the square.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Clara, California
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“Don't Bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Okay, so we didn't plan on eating here, but it was late and it looked crowded. This place is across from the Glockenspiel with the umbrellas.

The menu looked okay and so we decided to eat there. It took 20 minutes for Patrick to take our order (we also had to sit there with a dirty wet table cloth in the middle of our table). The order was incorrect and so we sent it back.

So time to pay the bill and the bill was incorrect. He charged us for the wrong plate as well as the correct one and charged us double for the beer. He stood there and recalculated everything to a wrong total. We pulled out the menu and added everything right in front of him (including the bread) and he still didn't get it....

Finally he said, "whatever." BTW, they only take cash there. Who ever heard of a restaurant in a tourist hotspot only taking cash!!!

I talked to a German colleague about this experience. What she said is that, "Restaurants in the Munich hire people that look pretty, but don't expect them to be able to do math or think."

So True!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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