Rand and I stopped in Garmisch for a quick snack at a bakery (because if I say I need a snack, 90% of the time what I mean is “I need a pastry). Upon leaving, I noticed the sign on the restaurant across the way, and went in for a closer look.
… Aaaaaand cue lots of giggling. You guys, the restaurant is called “Mukkefuck.”
I stared for a while, delighted and disbelieving, which is a reaction I often have while traveling. I did a little research, and discovered four things:
- The restaurant has been there a while. Probably since around WWII.
- The name comes from the German word “Muckefuck”, which, I realize, it not at all better-sounding to American ears. It refers to any coffee substitute (like instant coffee), and it might have its origins in the phrase “mocha faux”.
- It’s pretty much pronounced how you’d think it would be.
- The food is supposedly fabulous.
Oh, and apparently the folks who work there totally get what you’re giggling about. They even sell souvenir t-shirts:
We’d just had a snack (and I realize that doesn’t normally stop me from eating again immediately after, but we also had dinner plans), so we took a few photos and left. But next time we’re in Bavaria, guess what the first thing on my to-do list will be?