From Snow White’s house to Sleeping Beauty’s castle, a new route through Germany marks 200 years of Grimm Brothers’ fairytales
There was once a poor man who lived with his wife and three daughters. He was happy with his lot but for one thing: he was afraid that his daughters, who were no longer as young as they once were, had lost their belief in fairytales.
So he summoned his eldest daughter, whose name was Molly and who was 15, and said to her: “Daughter, do you believe in fairytales?” And she replied: “Whatever.”
Brunch is an Austin institution and the city’s diners, trailers, outdoor and indoor cafes cater for everyone, whether you’re meaty, veggie, gluten-free or vegan – and won’t blow the budget
• As featured in our Austin city guide
Austin gained a reputation as a mecca for hippies during the “cosmic cowboy” days of the 1970s, and no neighbourhood keeps it weird like South Austin. Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse was a staple on South First Street well before it became a restaurant row for foodies. You won’t find any meat on the menu, but the dishes are creative enough – zucchini migas, potato leek omelette, sweet potato pecan tamales – that you might not even notice. Though the restaurant recently moved from its much-beloved original location (now home to Vietnamese-French eatery Elizabeth Street Cafe that serves lovely croissants, homemade jam, Stumptown coffee and even a breakfast pho), the new space, just a few blocks away, feels much brighter, cleaner and easier to navigate. The large patio is perfect for people (and dog) watching, and if you leave room for dessert, try a macaron from La Patisserie or a cupcake from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, which are both nearby.
• 1900 S First St, +1 512 416 1601, bouldincreek.com, breakfast from $6, omelettes from $7.75. Open Mon-Fri 7am-midnight, Sat-Sun 8am-midnight