Nomad friendly? Yes, but only 1 hour of free WiFi per purchase
It was my first day in Munich and I wanted to hit the ground running so I looked around the local area and found this laptop-friendly location.
They have branches all over Munich, the one I was the Schützenstraße branch, but they are on almost every corner in the city center.
They seem to be a variety of sizes and layouts, so be aware that you might not get a suitable table when if you’re just heading to your nearest branch. The one near my second hotel was just a tiny little place with round tables.
- Coffee was €3.20 for latte.
- Water was €2.50 for small bottle.
- Wifi just 25mb/5mb on speed test.
- Lots of different types of tables.
- Starbucks style food available.
- WiFi code isn’t given by default, you have to ask, but it’s free.
- Code lasts 1hr.
- Open from 7am/8am to 10pm every day
I worked from a group table which had good space and chairs. It’s upstairs and to the left / back of the area.
Some tables have power supplies, the group one didn’t seem to, but I was only there an hour so I just ran on battery and didn’t investigate that deeply.
While I was there several other laptops were in use, scattered around the area. Two guys were even abusing the area, bringing their own food and talking about how they were just going to eat it anyway and use their own WiFi tether. I don’t recommend that you do things like that, but it is an indicator that it’s more of a big chain type place where people just flow through, rather than some places, where you feel you’re really taking up space.
Actually, I forgot to take photos so I was just sourcing some on their website and it seems that the banner over the door says “coffee + internet” and they feature people on their laptops on their own photos.
Schützenstraße is right next to the main train station, Hauptbahnhof. You can go down the subway steps right outside the front door of the cafe. Underneath there are many healthy fast food places like salads, couscous, vegetarian, asian, etc. And some bakeries if you’re feeling naughty.
The toilet has a password on it, which is printed on your receipt. One to remember, because I cleverly threw out all my waste, and then tried to use the toilets
on the way out.