“Rroom” is part of a space for contemporary art run by the city of Munich. Normally the cafes inside such institutions are fancy and on regular metropolitan price levels. Rroom has a different approach. It is non-profit, you can bring your own food and they have artbooks from small publishing houses around the world which you can read. And they have a perfect selection of these 10-20€ international art / architecture / fashion magazines to read on the wall, and a free wifi. And they ask only 2€ for a cappuccino, 1€ for an espresso.
So what happens is non-art-people come here to work with their laptops, surf the net or just sit down with their take-away food. And some art-people come from the exhibition at the Lothringer 13 hall or because of the bookshelves. So it is a bit more mixed there than usual and it doesn’t feel at all fancy, or trendy, it feels more like a specialized public library and in a way it also is.
I go there to get new ideas and inspiration from artbooks and magazines which I would not be able to browse in detail anywhere else in Munich without feeling guilty towards the owner of the place. Especially with bad weather outside this is a good place to spend some hours inside.