This is one of my new favourite places to bring my visitors for some authentic Viennese coffeehouse action. The cake is amazing, and from what I have been told they know how to make coffee (difficult for me to judge as I don’t like coffee).
The style is comfy, with a touch of art deco in the chandeliers. It is possible to get a seat without a booking, but it could mean waiting. After over six years in Vienna I now have a great range of non touristy coffee houses to pick from. 🙂 Well. Four of them…..
The Rugby World Cup is on, and there aren’t many places one can go to watch it in the city, as the interest in rugby is very limited in Austria. The Australian pubs sometimes show rugby, and Shebeen, but if you want to be certain, Flanagans shows most games whether it be Rugby Championship, Super Rugby, Six Nations or just a test game.
Nowadays it’s made all pretty for the World Cup, and there was nothing wrong with the atmosphere when we watched England go out of the tournament yesterday. Poor England. At least co-host Wales is still in it!
It’s the very last of the days when you can sit outside and lounge on a chair in this funky little street in the 6th by Haus des Meeres. I really enjoy the vibe here in summer. It’s also got one of the very few Vegan restaurants that I know of in Vienna. I’ll miss outdoor seating… Use it while you still can!!
I like this place. It’s very nice to sit outside here in the summer, under the trees.
It looks rather glorious, as if it had the most splendid past. And it did. Built in 1902, it became a dear haunt for many of the city’s artist and intellectuals. The interior is original from the 50s and 60s.
In 2014 someone stole the baby penguin, so now the mother is standing there alone…
I feel very bad for the quality of pictures on this post, but I forgot my camera!! My phone had to do its best, and I suppose it does also give you a feel for the atmosphere at the market. Altes AKH is now part of the Univeristy of Vienna, and it is set up inside the old hospital grounds. So, it is completely enclosed in a large courtyard, which makes it a bit sheltered from the wind and cold.
The little Ferris wheel that they have there is very charming. It’s certainly not for grownups though, as the cars are really small. But it adds to the atmosphere 🙂
One of my favourite things about this market is the variety of Punsch. They have all kinds of fruity punsch, much based on liquors (apricot, orange, but also kaluha, baileys, jägermeister and you name it they have it!).
I had a great time sampling these guys’ punsch yesterday. The Marille (apricot) was the best! I think.
I was also very curious about the kokos punsch, but I didn’t end up trying it… next time!
Apart from Punsch they also have a little market, of course. I find that this market is not that great for shopping, but there are of course a few really great stalls at every market. But I would more come here for the atmosphere, and if it’s windy it’s also got some shelter so it’s more bearable.
There is variety! I like the sausage dog. The things people put on their tree these days… tut tut!
So, if you’re in the 8th/9th district and you feel like Punsch, this would be a good place! That’s my tag-line for this market. 🙂
This place. Finally! I’ve been wanting to try it for ages, and I decided to go there for my birthday. It was truly amazing.
This quirky circus slaughterhouse style restaurant is just a hop and a skip away from the opera house, on Opernring 11. They specialise in:
And cheese cake.
Yum! I was in heaven. I also had amazing company, of course. 🙂 The staff (all dressed in leather aprons) were super friendly, and the prices were absolutely tolerable.
They’ve even got a range(!) of veggie burgers, my friend here got the haloumi burger, but they also have corn burgers and black bean burgers.
The only downside: I ate so much that I just can’t move right now…. 😛
I can wholeheartedly recommend this place!
My favourite beer garden on Billrothstrasse 🙂 I’ve posted about this before, as it’s the place where I take people to taste Austrian food, it’s affordable and good.
This restaurant is one of the most impressive looking ones in Vienna, in my opinion. It’s located out by Alte Donau.
There is so much detail put into it, all the way down to the roof tiles and interior decor. But really the most impressive sight is the garden. Which is where we spent yesterday evening.
The centrepiece of the garden is the mossy fountain in the middle of the fish pond. I really really like it!
There is also a quite impressive gazebo in the garden, which we didn’t inspect more closely as we were too busy eating, drinking and celebrating my friend’s birthday.
The food was also really great. I had sweet and sour pork, which was the best I’ve had in Vienna so far. Not quite as awesome as the one in NZ, but really I was satisfied and I enjoyed it immensely.
As the light drained out of the sky giving way to a very bright moon, we made our way back home, very full, content, and sleepy from the food. 🙂
I finally tried out this place, having cycled past it a lot of times. It is located on the Donaukanal, just next to Badeschiff. It’s an American style BBQ restaurant. Something I really enjoyed was their selection of IPAs!! Hello, and YUM!! Indian Pale Ale is hard to come by in Vienna in general, and they had a cool selection. Not that cheap though, with the Sierra Nevada on the bottom end of the price scale at 4,90€. But worth it. Unfortunately I didn’t whip up my phone to take a picture of the food.. But I can assure you it was yummy! I had the pulled pork sandwich with kimchi, and a side of rocket and tomato salad. To die for. Portions are not huge, but they fill you up. And I guess that’s the most important thing about eating. This is the view when you’re leaning back satisfied, sipping your beer after a nice meal. I can recommend this place, yes.
Ok…. so it might not be that easy to see, but this is the part of town that holds Chinatown. Basically it’s just because there is a high concentration of Asian supermarkets, restaurants and shops, and some of them have chinese letters on their signs. Just up ahead is Naschmarkt. So, not quite as happening as other Chinatowns around the world, but there you have it!
Not actually a brewery, but they do order a specially made beer from Ottakring. We tried it yesterday for some pub food, and it was Awesome. Good wedges! That’s almost hard to come by in Vienna. I had a nice burger, my love had a Columbus pfandl..both were yummy. Can recommend!
It’s in the 10th district at Columbusplatz.
Palmenhaus in Burggarten is an interesting place to go to have a coffee and some cake, or a small meal. It might be a little more expensive than elsewhere, but it’s still not so expensive that it’ll totally rip you off.
According to the web site the history of the cafe and surrounding space is:
In 1822 a 128 meter long greenhouse was erected, in the Hofburg palace gardens, incorporating part of the old city wall. In 1901 the architect Friedrich Ohman was comissioned to build the splendid Jugendstil palmhouse which stands on the site today, which replaced the original structure. It took five years to build Ohmans creation, which is now a major tourist attraction in its own right. It is perhaps the most beautiful Jugendstil greenhouse ever built. By 1988 the building had fallen into disrepair and was closed to the public. Ten years and $17m later the refurbished building was reopened to the public.The 2050 sqm. building houses plants used to decorate official functions, one of Viennas most popular restaurants and of course the tropical butterfly house.
It’ still a little bit cold to sit outside, but it’s getting there! 🙂
A really good place for some refreshments this arvo. Having visitors is great for getting out and about in the city, and today we found ourselves in need of feeding and watering when we were close to the Museumsquartier. Rather than trying to find a reasonable place around Hofburg, we decided to head to MQ. This cafe is nice, fairly ok priced (though not budget), and had nice teas and other beverages. I was also fascinated by the little dollhouse displays on the wall – super cute!
…is open again. People were enjoying a nice semi-sunny afternoon around Schwedenplatz. The bar is still quite empty, but give it another couple of weeks and it will be bustling with life 🙂
This guy was also completing the wall on the backside. I bet it’ll look great! It already does 🙂
Or, about as close as you get to that on the canal. A lot of people are enjoying being able to lounge outside by the water, and all the waterside cafes and pubs have opened now. It’s lovely! I have opened the cycling season, and am now cycling to and from Heiligenstadt as often as I can. 🙂
This weekend, we finally managed to stop by our local cafe for lunch. And it’s just as cute looking on the inside as from the outside. 🙂 It reminds me of the more famous restaurants like cafe Sperl, but it’s much more hidden away, and quiet. The food was pretty ok, servings are not huge but still they taste pretty nice. I might return here to work, it seems like a great atmosphere for working and people-watching. Well, during busier hours. 🙂
It’s cafe Goldegg, by the way.
A great Mexican place, with awesome food and decent cocktails! Just by schwarzenbergplatz on Johannesgasse 23. Can recommend it!