First of all, I want to say that the food at Gugelhupf was faultless. I had a cut noodle dish with spinach and vegetables, that was tasty, well-presented, and more than adequate for my appetite. For dessert I had a round chocolate mousse cake, very delish, and presented with quite a professional flair. The wine was excellent. Hubby had a couple of beers and can attest that the beer selection was outstanding.
The ladies' room had an industrial feel to it, with steel no-skid walls in the stalls, and interesting floor tiles with glass embedded in them. It was clean enough for me, and that should be clean enough for anyone. Likewise I saw no dirt or grime anywhere else. It is a well-maintained place.
Hubby and I had just come off spending three and a half months in Bavaria, so we knew the culture and cuisine there well. Gugelhupf is NOT Bavarian cuisine. Nor is its decor and atmosphere traditional Bavarian. To its credit, it does not try or claim to be. You will not find painted walls and dark woodwork here, and the waitresses definitely do not wear dirndls.
What Gugelhupf is is a place for young urban hipsters. The decor is chrome, glass, steel and art. The music is somewhat too-loud, lively, urban contemporary. In more clement weather there is a patio dining area that is decorated with art, and would be nicely lit up with candles and outdoor lanterns. I would not call it a place for a quiet intimate dinner.
Hubby and I were homesick for the Bavarian countryside and mountains. Our homesickness was not allayed an iota. Gugelhupf was a good restaurant though, if you are into the urban hipster scene. It's a good place for a celebratory graduation dinner or for a group of friends to relax together for a special evening. If it wasn't quite our thing, it's sure to be someone else's.