It’s Sunday morning and you forgot to go grocery shopping the day before. Panic sets in as you realize all the German restaurants are closed on Sundays. Before frightened tears drip onto your rumbling stomach, don’t panic! There is a place off base that serves breakfast on Sundays.
Often overlooked by Americans, German bakeries are a source of delicious food, even on weekends. Aside from fast food, bakeries account for some of the only places that serve breakfast around the Grafenwoehr area.
The Baeckerei & Konditorei Cafe Bauer, just outside of the base’s rear gate, offers a limited breakfast menu, plenty of breads and delicious baked treats.
The breakfast menu is mostly variations on a number of flaky croissants or hearty German rolls with different spreads.
The large breakfast (for one or two) is a basket of various baked goodies, and a plate of meats and cheeses to put on top, along with eggs cooked either fried or boiled.
If piles of bread aren’t your thing, you can also get scrambled eggs with ham.
A breakfast for two people, consisting of way more than enough food, can cost as low as $10, complete with coffees, juices, meats, cheeses, spreads and rolls.
But if you really want to overdo it, I recommend their amazing cakes.
They are baked daily, so there’s no telling which cakes will be available when you arrive, but they all look beautiful.
I had a delicious fruit tart with my breakfast, and it was decadently smooth and a luxurious treat in the morning.
You don’t have to feel that bad about yourself for starting the day with cake if you go there, either, since it’s almost always packed with locals swigging beer and sampling cakes every morning.
So, if you’re really looking to dive into the bread-filled culture of Germany, there’s no better way than heading to your local bakery and loading up on carbs.
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Address: Alte Amberger Str. 31, 92655 Grafenwoehr
Directions: Just outside the back gate of Grafenwoehr
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Drinks: Coffee, juice, beer, wine
Food: baked goods, sweets, breakfast
Prices: $5-$10 per meal