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Perched high up on Kloofnek, this cosy German Bakery is the place for perfect croissants, pretty gingerbread men and hearty European lunches.
This family-run spot is the place for traditional German dishes – and baked goods made with spelt and rye – great if you’re trying to eat less gluten.
From the breakfast menu, try the Dresden sweety with a spelt croissant – and you’ll receive a glorious plate of jam, butter and fruit, decorated with tiny violets and mint – and what might be the most buttery, flaky of croissants.
The Munich breakfast is another highlight – herby white sausages – served in a tureen of hot water, with a soft, freshly-baked pretzel, and a wonderful sweet mustard.
Lunches include a range of sandwiches and hearty soups – think mince and leek or German potato soup with Vienna sausage.
The pretty bakery counter offers some slightly stodgy cakes, those stellar spelt croissants, and great Florentines.
There’s also a lovely selection of carefully sourced produce, including free range eggs. Easter heralds the arrival of golden, bunny shaped rolls, while Christmas means there’ll be vanillekipferl (Austrian crescent cookies), zimsterne (cinnamon star cookies) and a beautiful gingerbread houses (choose between a ‘one bedroom’ or a medium-sized one with ‘sleeps 2-4 people plus pets’).
Coffee is fine, but the Lindt hot chocolate is wonderful on chilly days in front of the fire. There’s also German ice cream coffee for summer. There’s no liquor license but you’re welcome to bring your own. [NEED TO CHECK STAFF NOT SURE]
The small interior – there are just five tables – feels like a cosy farmhouse kitchen, complete with cuckoo clocks, piano and fireplace.
There are also three shady tables overlooking the garden out back and a German bookshop upstairs.
There are two high chairs for small people, and the space is also dog-friendly.
Croissants and traditional German meals.
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