We made the most of the gorgeous weather on the weekend by taking a fieldtrip out to our favorite little Italian café, Lu e Lu, followed by a walk in the park. Actually, Lu e Lu is not even really a café, but a pasticceria – which means more of a bakery. Most people stop into this tiny little place to pick out a selection of traditional sweets from the glass cases, get it wrapped up, and take it home to enjoy with their families. I found out about Lu e Lu from my Italian friends, and it’s clearly known within the Munich Italian community as the go-to spot for authentic pastries. And you do have to know about it, because you’re unlikely to stumble upon this place while simply out and about on a sunny day in Munich. The storefront is unassuming, on a rather mundane stretch of road in the suburb of Pasing. But like I said, it is the place in Munich for Italian sweets. The cannoli are fantastic, and there are a few little tables in a cozy corner where one can sit and enjoy a selection of sweets with a cup of coffee. They also have arancine (fried rice balls filled with tomato and mozzarella) for those craving something salty in addition to the sweets, but don’t go here looking for any traditional café menu.
Lu e Lu is best enjoyed with friends for a late morning weekend get-together (but not too late! They close at 1:00 PM on Sundays), or if you want to really impress people by bringing a selection of Italian sweets to your next get-together. These would be perfect for a book club, or even an afternoon Kaffee und Kuchen if you want something different than the usual German cakes.
Lu e Lu
Landsberger Str. 478