The Maria belongs to a trinity of great spots in Munich formed by the Jessas (check the Jessas article), the Maria and the Josef (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) which are located right next to each other in the Glockenbach quarter.
The cafe and food place is the oldest holy family member. The interiors are an eclectic mix of wooden furniture, felt and found items which create an uncomplicated and warm atmosphere. I like the Maria especially in summer because it is so nice to sit outside. As opposed to a few other places in town they have a little more space in front for outside seating which creates an almost beer garden like feeling.
The home-made style food is lovely as well as good value for money and it ads to the place’s unpretentious flair. They do good breakfast with different small dishes like pancakes or eggs but I also like going there for lunch or dinner. On Mondays huge Viennese Schnitzel are the special offer of the day and Thursday is the traditional Bavarian pork roast day. They also do really nice salads and I also must mention their range of different home made cakes and the fact they are very children friendly.
You can easily spend a whole day at the Maria with the permanent feeling you are being looked after. Maybe this is enhanced by the fact there is a Saint Mary’s statue surrounded by other devotional objects in one of the corners.