Munich : White Rabbit’s Room

A few years ago, I had been to the White Rabbit’s Room several times because I was invited to events that organized by different brands. I have always enjoyed this relaxed and casual coffee shops, so I was impressed when the first time I visited the White Rabbit’s Room. Later, more and more brands choose to have activities here. What they are looking forward to is also the delicious food and coffee, as well as the comfortable atmosphere. The White Rabbit’s Room has, therefore, becomes one of my favorite spots in Munich.

After attending Bloomon’s floral workshop here, I was inspired and would like to introduce this cafe to you. In just over two hours, I had a pleasant and unforgettable time with beautiful flowers apart from enjoying a delicious breakfast. And I want to share these small pieces in life with you that make us happy.

幾年前因為參加活動的關係,已經來過White Rabbit’s Room幾次。一直很喜歡這種輕鬆隨性不做作的咖啡館,所以第一次去的時候已經留下深刻的印象。後來有越來越多品牌選擇在這裡辦活動講座,期待的也是咖啡館所提供的熱騰騰美食與咖啡,還有那一份令人感到自在的氛圍。White Rabbit’s Room也因此成為我不管是工作上或是私人時間裡常到訪的慕尼黑定點之一。

讓我想要介紹這家咖啡館的契機是因為參加了Bloomon的花藝課程。短短兩個多小時之內,除了享用一頓美味的早餐,也讓最近越來越喜歡植栽、花草的我度過了愉快、令人難忘的時光。而我想與你分享生活中這些簡簡單單就可以令我們感到快樂的小點滴。

Christina, the owner of the White Rabbit’s Room, was formerly a manager of a musician band and arranged performance tours. Ten years ago, after the birth of her first child, she also tried to resume her previous job. But it was not easy to travel with a baby. She decisively gave up her free and wonderful life. However, she always thought that she would continue to work with a similar lifestyle. “I wanted to create a life that can arrange my own time but is also full of fun. Well, a coffee shop might be an idea.” So after four months of preparation, the White Rabbit’s Room officially opened in the fall of 2012.

Although Christina is not familiar with how to run a coffee shop business, she had actively learned until she is familiar with it. After the start of business, three months passed and six months passed. After more than a year, Christina opened a second café, Little Rabbit’s Room in Munich, where is an area full of art and culture. “I like the location for a long time and I think it can be an ideal coffee shop. I rented it at the first opportunity. It has been operating since 2014.”

Some people may think that Christina is lucky, but I see in her eyes the desire of an ideal life. Today, with three children, Christina is still in a cool outfit, a short jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and ankle boots. She still looks like the girl who traveled with the rock band. It is only now that her partners have changed to the family and children who accompany her, and the employees who are on duty in the coffee shops.

White Rabbit’s Room的女主人Christina以前是個樂團的舞台經紀人,跟著樂團旅行巡迴表演安排大小行程。十年前第一個孩子誕生之後也嘗試著恢復以前的工作型態,不過帶著一個寶寶可不容易,才毅然割捨下那份自由且精彩的生活。不過她心裡一直盤算著以類似的生活方式繼續工作,「我想繼續創造一個可以安排自己時間卻也同樣充實過癮的生活;那麼就來開家咖啡館吧。」於是在四個月時間的準備過後,2012年秋天White Rabbit’s Room正式營業。

雖然不熟悉咖啡館的相關經營,但是積極的Christina把所有大小細節扛在肩膀上,直到操作熟悉為止。營業之後,三個月撐過去了,六個月也順利跨過;一年多之後,Christina在慕尼黑另一座充滿藝文氣息的小區上開了第二家咖啡館:Little Rabbit’s Room。「我看了那個地點很久,直覺認為那個空間可以打造成我心目中理想的咖啡館模樣;於是一有機會就租了下來,從2014年開始營運到現在。」

或許有人認為Christina運氣好,我卻在她眼中看到對理想生活迫切的渴望與執行力。如今帶著三個孩子的她依舊一身勁裝,搭配著短夾克的是一件合身牛仔褲與帥氣的踝靴,彷彿依舊是當年那個跟著搖滾樂團巡迴演出的女孩,只是工作伙伴換成了現在陪伴著她的家庭與孩子們,以及咖啡館裡一起當班的員工們。

Living Goods 雜貨

I hope that when customers see something they like in the coffee shop,they can also buy their favorite items and to continue the good atmosphere at home.

我希望客人在店裡看到喜歡的物品時,
也可以挑選購買回家,延續那種美好的氛圍。

Whether it is the White Rabbit’s Room or the Little Rabbit’s Room, there is a well-furnished corner where you can find the lovely living goods. Christina hopes that when guests see the objects used in the store, they can also buy the products they like and continue the pleasant atmosphere, and build their favorite lifestyle. There are beautifully designed cards on the rotating shelves, cups and plates on the countertop, and even the small coffee table and stool where you sit can be ordered.

In addition to increasing the income of the coffee shop, I also like Christina’s idea of “continuing a better atmosphere.” Every time we visit the cafes, we are fascinated by the charming furnishings and atmosphere of those spaces. If we can place these beautiful objects at home, one by one, we can always enjoy a café-like scene.

不管是White Rabbit’s Room或是Little Rabbit’s Room兩家咖啡館,都有一個精心佈置的角落陳列著生活小物裝飾品。Christina希望來咖啡館的客人看到店裡使用的物件時,也可以把喜歡的單品購買回家,延續感受到的美好氛圍,把生活打造成為自己喜歡的樣子。旋轉的架子上有設計精美的小卡片,台面上有杯組碗盤,甚至是你座位上的那張小咖啡桌、小凳子,都是可以訂購的。

雜貨的櫃位除了可以增加咖啡館的收入,我也好喜歡Christina提出「延續美好氛圍」的想法。我們每次到了咖啡館都著迷於空間裡迷人的擺設與氣氛,如果可以一點一滴地把這些美好的小物件佈置在居家裡,那麼我們便可以時刻都處在猶如咖啡館的環境中了。

enjoy a cup of tea

Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed breakfast a few times in the White Rabbit’s Room. Even without knowing that the two coffee shops are related, I had coffee with my friends in the Little Rabbit’s Room. Every time I think about it, it’s a comfortable feeling that makes people feel good and would like to go back again. Have a drink or pastry you like, whether reading a book or browsing on the smartphone or do nothing in a daze.

The chocolate cake and the cinnamon roll are popular in the White Rabbit’s Room. The cappuccino is also my must-have hot drink. However, Christina said that the trendy meal is “Breakfast for two”. I’m going to find a weekend and come here to enjoy the brunch menu with my husband and daughter.

過去這幾年已經在White Rabbit’s Room裡享用過幾次早餐,也甚至在不知道兩家咖啡館是姊妹店的情況下和朋友在Little Rabbit’s Room喝過幾次咖啡。每次回想,都是那份自在、舒服、不誇張造作的感覺讓人覺得好想再回去坐坐,點一杯自己喜歡的飲品、糕點,不管是看本書滑滑手機,或是什麼都不做地發呆。

咖啡館裡的巧克力蛋糕與肉桂捲是人氣單品(我鍾愛肉桂捲多些,可以請吧台的服務生加熱更好吃。),而香濃的卡布其諾也是必點的熱飲。不過Christina說,真正高人氣餐點是「Breakfast for two」,豐盛的配料讓許多人前來品嚐;看來要找個週末約另一半和女兒過來吃早午餐了呢。

After briefly talking to Christina, she left with her daughter. “Today is the weekend and we will pick up the other two children.” She showed me a cool smile. I can imagine how a person with a bright and forward-looking personality like her planned their ideal life. It was just 3:30 in the afternoon. The lunch break has ended and the weekend has not yet started. I held my drink and recalled the conversation with Christina. Slowly, several guests entered the cafe alone, male and female. They first found a place to sit down, put down their bags, heavy coats, scarves and gloves (the day was cold, and the wind was relentless). Then they went to the counter and bent down to pick a cake for themselves. Their concentrated expression made me imagine how they would enjoy the cake.

It is the atmosphere of the cafe that makes people yearn and fascinated. In this city, There is a place where you want to go back. There is a flavor that makes you want to try again and there is an atmosphere that you can not forget. And I found such a place in Munich. How about you, in the city where you live, is there also a place waiting for you?

簡短地和Christina聊過之後,她帶著二女兒先離開:「今天週末,等會接孩子去。」她臉上露出酷酷的笑容,可以想像個性爽朗、勇往直前的她是怎麼規劃著自己想要的生活。我看了看時間,剛過三點半,午休的人潮都已經離去,週末的下班時間尚未啟動,我捧著手上的飲料,回想著和Christina的對話。慢慢地,陸續有幾位獨自進入咖啡館的客人,有男有女。他們先找了位置坐下,放下包包、退去厚重的外套圍巾與手套(這天溫度極低,而且刮過臉頰的風還很冷冽),然後到櫃臺的蛋糕櫃前,彎下腰替自己挑一塊蛋糕;專注的模樣可以想像待會他們品嚐糕點時的美好滋味。

啊,是這種咖啡館的氣氛讓人嚮往與著迷。在這座城市之中有個地方讓你偶爾想念著,有種滋味讓你想再嚐嚐,有個位置讓你想回去坐坐,有種氛圍讓你無法從生活中抹去。我在慕尼黑找到了這個地方;你呢,在生活的城市中是否也有個位置等著你?

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