We're on our way back to Munich for 5 days at the end of October for the annual mineral show, and will be staying not far from the Marienplatz again.
We've been to and loved the Weissesbrauhaus, Andechs am Dom, and Spatenhaus am der Oper, as well as (of course) the market. We're looking for some new recommendations -- casual, moderate prices -- particular to suit my husband the beer geek. Any comments on Zum Franciskaner (and how do you get there)?
Also.... a Japanese friend who will be at the show is having her birthday at that time and I'd like to surprise her with a cake. Are there any bakeries that you can particularly recommend in the area near the Marienplatz/city center? I'll need to carry it out to the conference center most likely.