Munsterhaus is almost directly opposite the Northside Clinic, where my GP practices. I used to try to make appointments for around lunchtime so I could eat there, especially if I was getting my levels checked and felt too woozy to jump on my bike straight after having blood taken. I find it a really relaxing space to hang out in. They have a beautiful polished wood counter, use cute crockery, and it's never been too busy when I've been in. That said, I wouldn't go out of my way just to eat there. I'm disappointed to hear that they've hiked their prices numerous times. It wasn't cheap to begin with so that would discourage me from going back.
Last time I are there, a small bowl cost $12 and it is a SMALL bowl. Like, smaller than a soup bowl. I was always satisfied though. And I am a greedy bastard. The food is a buffet-style mix of salads and some warm dishes. Similar to what I would cook at home, actually - really fresh, fairly low-fat, carefully prepared, wholefoods-based mix of veggies, grains, proteins. They usually have a great range to chose from. I think they recommend you get 5-7 dishes/ sides per serve. I love being able to try a little bit of a lot of different things. The downside is that they really load up your bowl so the flavours of all the dishes mingle and it can end up a bit of a mess. Especially if you're a bit of a clumsy eater like I am, bits end up falling out the side of your bowl. Please get some plates, Munsterhaus! They're actually doing themselves a huge disservice by squishing all these beautifully prepared dishes side by side into bowls the size of acorn caps!
Cons: value for money's, small bowls