For no frills, student vibes and panorama views, this simple café on the roof of Munich’s architecture faculty is a winner. Though no longer the Geheimtipp (inside secret) it once was, it’s still off the super beaten tourist track, not least because it requires a little navigation through the university campus. There’s a bright minimalist interior and a big terrace, with great sun and even better views over the Maxvorstadt district and, on a clear day, right across to the snow-tipped Alps. Impress your companions by pointing out the two domes of the Frauenkirche, a Bavarian landmark and Munich’s cathedral. True to the best student cafes, the coffee is great, and there’s a decent list of teas, beers and long drinks too. The food selection is small and simple (pizza, Weiswurßt) but generously portioned and priced, particularly given the views. There’s also a hearty Sunday brunch buffet. Finding a seat can be difficult, so arrive early if you want the best breakfast spot.