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.