A pram-friendly cafe with good coffee and a tempting menu, Rosi is a welcome new addition says Agnes.
Any café that puts a unicorn latte on its menu is worthy of a glance. Any place that will welcome you, prams and all, when you’ve lost feeling in your legs due to Munich’s volatile spring weather is worth a second look. Rosi, the latest addition to the Munich café, restaurant and bar scene, does both so I cheerfully stepped inside.
The cafe has an eclectic collection of tables, booths, benches and couches, exposed brick walls, industrial lights and a long bar, complete with a fancy coffee machine and cake display. It offers a range of food options that take you from morning to night. Service is relaxed-bordering-on-negligent, but not unfriendly.
The space is open, bright and calm with room for prams. While there are two highchairs on offer, there is no dedicated changing area. On the blustery morning that I and three fellow LMBB-ers blew in through the door, payment could only be made in cash (although a sign on the door alluded to this perhaps being changed in the future). There is no WiFi and there never will be.
Food and drinks
This is the part of the review where I tell you that I actually didn’t eat anything. What? I know. I’m planning a comeback. I did order a coffee which was good by Munich standards and came topped with a motif of a pretzel. In the least creepy way possible, I also peered into the plates of my fellow patrons: their meals were reasonably sized and beautifully presented. You can bring your hipster pals without fear of judgement.
Breakfast is available every day until 15:00 and features twelve set options that cover everything from healthy Bircher muesli with fruit salad, chia seeds, honey and fresh-pressed juice to a British breakfast with fried eggs, potatoes, sausages, beans, bacon, toast, cheese and marmalade. Individual breakfast items can also be ordered separately.
For lunch there is a list of sandwiches and a constantly-evolving lunch set menu (the latter is available from 12-15). After 12pm a weekly menu of fusion dishes joins the party, offering everything from entrée-type meals, such as soup, through to main dishes and dessert specials – the menu is uploaded weekly to the Rosi Facebook page. Munich white sausages with a pretzel and wheat beer can be ordered at any time and there is also a daily selection of cakes.
As a space that transforms from day to night, Rosi has the advantage of having a comprehensive beverage selection (both alcoholic and not) and bar snacks such as a cheese plate, antipasti and ciabatta.
As is so often the case in Munich, the service left a bit to be desired. The staff were initially attentive and remained friendly and helpful throughout our visit, but forgot we existed once our coffees hit the table. This has some advantages – we never felt pressured to leave – however a little more attention wouldn’t have gone astray.
A big plus was that the staff were happy to accommodate our two prams and babies.
How to get there
You’ll find Rosi at Rosenheimer Straße 2, 81669 München. It’s a short walk from the Deutsches Museum stop on the 12, 16, 17, 23 and 27 tramlines or the Rosenheimer Platz stop on any S-bahn.
For reservations call 089 44999739 and for other issues email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Rosi Facebook page.
When to go
Rosi is open 8:00 – 1:00 Monday to Thursday; 8:00-3:00 Friday and Saturday and Sundays from 9:00-00:00.
On weekday mornings you can stroll in and take your pick of table or bench. However, since it is a new opening and in close proximity to the Gasteig, Deutsches Museum and the Museum Lichtspiele cinema, expect more competition for a seat on weekday evenings and weekends. If you plan to check it out at these times, it might be a good idea to call ahead.
Great to know
- Rosi has an evolving menu of weekly specials
- The menus cater to vegan diners
- Breakfast is served until 15:00 daily
- The Gasteig, Deutsches Museum and the Museum Lichtspiele cinema are a short walk away
This review was posted in April 2017. Please bear in mind that businesses can change opening hours, menus or even shut down entirely without warning. Let us know if this listing needs updating or add any info we’ve missed by leaving a comment below.
Agnes Stockburger is a writer, editor and published author. In her glory days she wrote for the likes of Australian Broker, SheKnows and Yahoo!7. These days you’re more likely to find her sticking Duplo blocks in the fridge and the milk in the mailbox because OMG her kids will NOT sleep. She has lived in Munich for six years, has two dirndls and gave birth in German. Twice. This obviously qualifies her to write about the local culture with impunity.
Photo credit: Anne Frazier Ahrens came to Munich as a single gal from Texas with a successful career in finance. A decade later, she’s still here… now a married, full-time mom to a daughter with Down Syndrome and a very full social calendar. Since trading investor meetings for coffee dates, she’s enjoying having more time to explore all that Munich has to offer – and continues her quest to visit all of Munich’s beer gardens.