From Place To Space: Mahlefitz Coffee Roasters & Café In Munich

23 June 2014 1


With all my traveling I sometimes feel alienated to the city I am actually officially living in – Munich in Germany. Often I catch myself being here only for work and once the weekend approaches I am setting off for a new voyage. Result: Sometimes I walk in the evening through the center and wonder what all the new shops are about and other times I wonder where certain shops and restaurants have gone. It reminds me that Munich has lots to offer – not only to its citizens but also to visiting guests. And that’s how I happened to discover a brand new coffee roaster and adjacent café in the Munich quarter of Neuhausen – Mahlefitz.

As a true coffee lover it was a task and pleasure to discover this place on a sunny Saturday. Before I reached the actual place I could already smell freshly roasted coffee – plus a fun sign and an inviting lawn in front of the café showed me my way. Inside Mahlefitz I was really surprised by its urban and cool look – something that is rarely found in Munich. The minimalistic, industrial inspired interior concept perfectly works with the transparency achieved by a large glass front separating the roasting area from the café. While you sip on your delicious coffee, you can actually observe how fresh coffee beans are being roasted just on the other side of the glass front. 

But at Mahlefitz it’s not all about show. Yes, they do have cool baristas making latte art or brewing exquisit drop over coffee while you are waiting at the coffee bar, but they also take you on a tasty journey through the various coffee growing regions of our planet. Coffee beans of various provenance and different roasting grades and techniques make for a hyper sensory experience for any coffeeholic. And the best: You can buy there own roasts directly in the café. So, if you are in Munich I can only recommend a visit to Mahlefitz if you love coffee. Order a cup of your preferred brew and if you like what you taste, don’t forget to take a package or two with you. You know, for the coffee experience at home. Oh and if you need the right gadgets and tools: Mahlefitz also sells all refined and sophisticated coffee accessories for your barista experience at home. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s little coffee story and visit to Munich. Maybe with a cup of coffee in your hands. And now off we go into this Monday. Happy new week!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 23 June 2014 at 08:05

    Looks like you just found a coffee gem! Maybe a period of stay-cationing would be a good idea 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 June 2014 at 08:12

      Good idea indeed, Lisa! How about this: You’re invited to join me for a good cuppa there one day!! Happy new week!

  • Reply 2moiselles 23 June 2014 at 08:14

    Very nice place!! Would love take a coffee over there!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 June 2014 at 22:21

      Come over to Munich & we can have a coffee there:-)

  • Reply Anya Jensen 23 June 2014 at 13:52

    Love this place Igor – and I love it too when you find cool places to get great coffee.
    Happy Monday my friend,

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 23 June 2014 at 16:56

    Igor I love it. This is how a coffee shop should look in my book. It reminds me of a place in Belfast called Established (tho they don’t roast their own beans yet). I blogged about them before. Concrete, wood and delicious coffee – you’ve sold it to me! Oh and the cute boy too 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 June 2014 at 22:20

      I knew you gonna love it. And if you come to Munich one day it’ll be my honour to take you there!

  • Reply Baumhausfee 23 June 2014 at 18:30

    waaaaaaaah! Diese Fensterwand, da hinten bei den Tischen. Waaaaaah! Die will ich auch.

    Fröhlichen Montag!
    die Baumhausfee

  • Reply zuhauseundunterwegs 23 June 2014 at 21:09

    oh ja – derzeit mein liebstes:) die atmosphäre so wunderbar in deinen fotos eingefangen. LG daniela

  • Reply Hipaholic 23 June 2014 at 21:49

    Nice place Igor! I am going to Berlin this week…any tips? 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 June 2014 at 22:19

      Oh yes, if you like tea and stationery there is a wonderful store called ‘Paper & Tea’, you should check it out! I love it! And my friend Jan has recommended a few very cool and urban coffee places in Berlin in his latest post – it is in German but you have all links to the cool places, see it here:

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 24 June 2014 at 10:07

    You know that if I drank coffee I’d be totally into doing it properly, like you and Gerard.
    Great place….

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 June 2014 at 22:17

      I know Tina!! But I recommended a fantastic tea place in Berlin on your blog – that would be a great place for us to have a cup of tea one day!

  • Reply Sabine 25 June 2014 at 07:37

    How nice – now I know where I’m gonna have coffee on Saturday : ). Hugs, Sabine

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 June 2014 at 09:26

    Ja unbedingt hingehen mit Frau Heuberg:-) Ihr werdet es mögen – sehr urban und cool. Seltener Fund in München:-)

  • Reply Rachel 14 February 2015 at 14:29

    I visited for the first time this morning, and my, what great coffee! Loved the interior too, and their pain au chocolats give France a run for their money.

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