Where to Eat
Coffee and Cake (& more):
Tel: 1 526 33 72
Open: Mon - Fri 7.00 - 19.00
Just up from the Museums Quartier
Frau Maria and Frau Heidi are great and the food is excellent Austrian home cooking. The prices are good and the customers friendly. The menu is in English as well if you need help (and Heidi speaks English).
Tel: 1/535 17 17-0
Open: Daily from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
This cafe is popular with Viennese as well . It makes wonderful cakes and you can view the chefs at work downstairs through the glass windows looking into the kitchen. The cakes are really light, despite how they look, and you can even take something home with you from their shop.
This is also a Konditorei. There are various branches across the city offering wonderful cakes and chocolates as well as main meals and their "mittags menu".
For the locations check out:
Tel: 1-512 68 63
Open: Monday - Saturday: 8:30 - 19:30
Sundays and Public holidays: 10:00 - 19:30
They do great coffee and cakes.
Kärntner Ring 17
Tel.: (1) 512 89 98
Open: Monday - Friday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m. to midnight.
A traditional Viennese coffee house complete with the obligatory grumpy waiters! The food here is excellent too. To view sample menus go to:
Landstraßer Hauptstraße 55-57
Tel: 1 7101060
Open: Daily 8 am - Midnight
(by Rochusgasse U-Bahn, take the RochusMarkt exit).
Excellent breakfast box and mittags box, excellent all day menu and wonderful coffee - very popular so booking is advisable. In summer they have more seating outside but in Winter it can be difficult to find a seat (and also tends to be rather smokey).
Open: Mon-Sat 10:00-02:00
Given its name you would expect this to be a small cafe and it is, especially in winter when everyone crams into the dark, smokey, interior for hearty soup. In summer the tables and chairs spill out onto the pavement and the square outside the door to enjoy the fine weather and more good food (make sure you get the right outdoor seating as other local cafes use the square too - if you're in front of the cafe you're OK). Wonderfully atmospheric (especially in winter) and good value.
Gasthauses and Restaurants:
Tel: 0699 11 22 95 30
Mon-Fri: 11.30-15.00 & 18.00-2400
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Gasthaus cuisine with a slightly higher price tag, but worth it. Small and friendly and excellent food. The owners speak English so will provide you with a translation of their amazing menu if you need it.
A bit off the beaten track but definitely worth it. It is small so book first.
Tel: 01/512 15 77
Open: Daily 11.30 am - Midnight.
This restaurant does Beef in various ways. The menu even comes with a picture of which parts of the animal equates to which cut of Beef (this can be a little off putting).
There are set dishes but there is also the all inclusive menu which includes soup to start (generally a choice of filling) and vegetables to go with whichever cut of meat you chose to be cooked in a broth - Tafelspitz.
They do also have menu options that are not Beef but Beef is what they are famous for so why choose something else?
There are various outlets so see which is nearest you:
Neuer Markt 14
Tel: 0699 10 30 1899
Open Mon- Fri from 8.00 am
Sat & Sun from 10.00 am
OK so this is French, but the food is great. Get there early or book!
Tel: 1 524 03 14
Open daily 11.30 - 23.30
Italian but run by Italians
Inexpensive and really really good.
CASH ONLY and it is advisable to book.
Palais Coburg Residenz
1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: 1-518 18-0
Open: Daily 8 am - Midnight.
Yes this is part of an hotel but the food is outstanding - as is the hotel! The exterior is stunning and in summer you can sit out on the roof garden.
They do a set dinner of whatever is in season which at €65 per person for 4 courses is not that expensive, for an extra €30 per person you can accompany your meal with a variety of different wines that suit each course.
On Sundays they have a free flowing champagne brunch from 11.00 am at a fixed price of €79 per person - if you have the Pol Roger champagne - or less if you have Orange Juice or there are children with you. Booking for this is recommended and you can book on line if you prefer:
The food is superb and we're not talking scrambled eggs on toast but gorgeous little nibbles, main roast dishes, fish dishes, prawns, soup, breads and cheeses, numerous desserts and more. The only thing not included is the coffee - which is a shame.
*Smoking and Non-Smoking
Yes Vienna now has to offer Non-smoking sections within restaurants, but these can be small, tucked away or right next to the smokers - possibly separated by a small dividing screen - which does nothing to make the area smoke free.
Everything includes tax (20%) but not service.
Tipping is expected unless you felt the service was really bad in which case not leaving a tip will convey this.
Viennese will round the bill up, but if you want to be scrupulously fair you can add 10%.
Weekdays at lunch time most cafes have what they call their "Mittags Menu". This is a set meal, usually consisting of 2 courses, for a set price. It is great value as the portions are the same as if you had ordered the equivalent courses together and yet the price is excellent. Prices on average vary from €6-9. At Oberlaa (see below) their menu even includes a bite size cake as well as the soup and main course. Drinks are not included.