Trying out Fresh Bagels & Muffin Coffee Shop might change your opinion on bagels… Whether in the morning or late-ish at night, Francesco (the owner) is always there, ready to satisfy your hunger with some of those ring-shaped breads and other american delicacies. Francesco Dreyfus opened up his little store in 1996, making him “the first and oldest bagel shop in München“. It’s said that “with age comes wisdom” – though I am not 100% about this wisdom thing, I can assure you that at least Francesco’s bagels recipes only get better… Today Fresh Bagels & Muffins Coffee Shop serves more than 20 different varieties of freshly prepared bagels, hamburgers, muffins and other delicacies, organizes musical events regularly and is a well known meet-up location for Schwabing Tatort lovers…

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Location & Atmosphere: Fresh Bagels & Muffins Coffee Shop is located in the Barerstraße in Schwabing, at the limit of the Maxvorstadt district. I’ve been living in Schwabing for a while now, and my reaction every time walking past the shop was that it is not particularly attractive. The little terrace outside could be in my eyes a little more inviting. Inside, same deal: on the first impression it’s not one of those places that makes you want to take a book and read for hours while sipping a warm latte macchiato. Though you can see decoration is not the main feature of the shop, the feeling of authenticity and “roughness” is what made me do the first step. And I didn’t regret it (this is where “do not judge the book by its cover” takes its full meaning)…

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Fresh Bagels & Muffins Coffee Shop also organizes cultural events: a couple of times per months, a little stage is set and artists come and play while customer sit an enjoy a few bagels and drinks. Needless to say that the atmosphere is very intimate, love it! On the walls, Francesco also allow local artists to show their art. Right photographs of Munich and a couple of painting are hung up. When talking to Francesco, he confessed that his shop has been in constant evolution since he started.

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The fffoood: Francesco uses fresh products for his bagels and you can just see that when you first bite in his preparation. He also bakes the bagels and muffins himself! The man is working machine! I’ve tried about 6 different bagels so far and my favourites are the Pastrami Bagel, the Columbus Bagel and the Tuna Bacon Bagel. You can check out his website for the whole selection. Portions are fair! Those bagels are filled up properly and for roughly 4EUR per Bagel, you’re getting a really (really) good deal. What I also absolutely love is that when you go there for the first time, Francesco will give you a small tip on the best technique to eat it… I’m not so much of a sweet tooth so I cannot comment too much on the muffins. The couple I’ve had were soft and tasty – there are different varieties too.

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The Verdict: Fresh Bagels & Muffins Coffee Shop is in my eyes an excellent place to enjoy bagels. The kind of timeless place you can go to at any time of the day with friends or alone with a newspaper. Francesco is the man in charge and the entire place reflects that. The food is great, fresh and will cheer you up even on one of those depressing days.

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What the Sweet One thought: Those bagels are pure awesomeness! You can be sure Francesco is going to put all his heart in his preparation! Like the Sour One, my favourite bagel is the Pastrami Bagel… And don’t get me started on the muffins :) Mmmmm!

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Finding Fresh Bagels & Muffins Coffee Shop:
Barer Straße 72, 80799 München
0892712186


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Fresh Bagels & Muffins Coffee Shop: Heaven for the American Food Lover
Food83%
Atmosphere72%
Service71%
Location92%
Originality75%
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