We had one day off when we were in Munich thanks to a public holiday, so a few friends and I jumped at the chance to cross the German-Austrian border and visit Salzburg for the day. The city was fairy tale picturesque with arched bridges all along the river, cobbled streets and village shops, and lively people sitting in the square chatting and drinking beer.
Okay, enough with the tourist pics– a quick google of Salzburg and you could probably see the same thing. So there’s two places that stick out in my mind the most when I think about this particular adventure, and while they might not be the most conventional sightseeing hotspots, I have yet to find anywhere in the world like them.
1. Afro Cafe
When we first came across this cafe, we were just looking for a quick bite to eat, and this place just so happened to be at the end of the street that we were on. I usually try to stay away from restaurants so close to touristy areas, as the food quality to price scale is not quite satisfying for me. Nonetheless, when we spotted Afro Cafe tucked in a corner, its quirkiness sparked my curiosity.
Pretty quirky right?? The entire cafe was themed around 60’s disco Afro Divas and pink and fabulousness. The food was delicious and had its own quirky flair to match its surroundings. Example: their corn chowder soup was served with popcorn! Their coffee products did not disappoint either- the iced cafe latte was just the perfect blend of fragrant espresso/milkiness. The waitress told us that the only other Afro Cafe that exists is in South Africa (!).
They had a sweet selection of coffee/tea products for sale that were so well-branded I could’ve just died. I had such a hard time deciding what babies to bring home with me… I finally decided on a tin each of beautifully packaged tea leaves and coffee beans that I could enjoy for a while after my adventures. Le sigh.
2. Augustiner Braustubl
This is the famous monk brewery. Need I say more? Trying to find this place was a bit of a challenge, but a little detouring on the “scenic route” and we managed to get ourselves to the right address. Nonetheless, when we got to the outside of the building, it was completely deserted–there were absolutely no signs of any people let alone people drinking beer.
So we ventured on to explore a little…I was a little worried we were going to walk into the middle of a mass service or something…
Oh, what a life. More fun adventure finds to come.