To see the charm of Oma Ursel's façade, check out my photos here; these were from when we first found Oma Ursel's German Bakery at Yong Kang Street, No. 8, Lane 10, Da'an District. We discovered it after coming off Dongmen metro stop number four and walking around a bit. What a delightful discovery.
This is part of the little courtyard in front of the restaurant and bakery. So cute!
Here's a chalkboard outside like cafes and restaurants in Europe, but with Chinese characters - we are still in Taiwan after all.
Inside is equally as quaint and cozy. Entering the first floor from the terrace, you come across this selection of delicious looking bakery goods (I think in German you say "lecker lecker!") and assorted <<tempting>> spreads.
Hello breads! Hello cakes! Hello sweet delights! I'd love to try you all.
Hello herbed butter!
Hello sauerkraut, gherkin, and hazelnut goodness. I ❤️ all of you.
Once we made our way to the second floor, we came across this dining area, which had sketches showcasing German towns and architecture. The setting was elegant and cozy at the same time.
Waitress frock. And a room that was pretty much filled up by the time we got to the main entree.
Potato and leek soup. Very light and flavorful. Enjoyable start to the meal.
The super delish bread. Viking Bear went wild with the herbed butter.
Our pretty side salad. Loved the touch of walnuts and alfalfa sprouts for extra crunch and texture. I haven't been eating a lot of walnuts lately due to that being a severe allergy for one of my children, so it is a rare treat to have some. When we are eating together at home or out & about, I never select anything with walnuts.
Our waitress, Lisa, was most helpful and patient, answering questions about the menu and making recommendations.
Despite not being a big meat eater, I went with the following instead of the falafel, which jumped out as a yummy item for me. I would have enjoyed the falafel greatly but would have felt like I missed out on a true German experience, so I went with this with Lisa's recommendation: Meatloaf & bratwurst with fried Spätzle noodles. Of the two meats, I especially liked the meatloaf, loaded with mustard and sauerkraut. And the Spätzle were yummy too - with the chewy, doughy feel that is characteristic of these types of noodles. So unique!
And here is a German pork knuckle dish. The bone is where the meat was pulled; it was played this way upon arrival to our table. This also came with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.
Bier time. Liking the Oma Ursel logo!
And of course, you must finish off such a meal with coffee and dessert!
Examples of the previously mentioned sketches of charming Village scenes in Germany:
And downstairs in the bakery area, cute display items in one of the windows:
We left Oma Ursel's with a special treat. Because we filled out the survey at the end of our meal, we were given a pretzel! It was so sweet of them and the Brezel was delicious. I shared it with my little ones after we picked them up from school.
Photos by Jules at Quirky Wanderlust