German bread and pastries
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German bread is famous all over the world. German bakers and patisseries are popular in many countries. A German baker can be found from Sydney to New York, from London to Tokyo, from Johannesburg to Rio. Bread is fundamental to the German food and is known in many countries. It is darker and some kinds are baked with wholemeal and whole seeds. The traditional evening meal used to be a couple of slices of bread, some cold meat, cheese and a cold or warm drink. And bread was the staple diet. But eating habits have changed. Read more here: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Coffee and Cake
Kaffee und Kuchen literally means "Coffee and Cake" and is very similar to the English "Teatime". Germany is also renowned for its wide variety of cakes, often including fresh fruit. "Quarkkuchen" (Cheesecake) and "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" (Black Forest Gateaux) are very popular. Usually the cakes and pastries are accompanied by a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea.