Cafés, Restaurants and Bars

Vienna has an epic array of cafés, bars and restaurants. We have chosen a few special ones that are centrally located to give you a little taste of what Vienna has to offer. These are places we can recommend for lunch on Saturday after visiting the Spanish Riding School.

More information can be found on the following sites:

Lonley Planet  |  Vienna Tourism


Café Landtmann

Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 4
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 24 100-100

Landtmann attracts both politicians and theatre-goers with its elegant interior and close proximity to the Burgtheater, Rathaus and Parliament. It offers typical Austrian dishes, an amazing list of coffee specialities and the dessert menu features classics like the Apfelstrudel. Smart Casual

Café Central

Corner of Herrengasse and Strauchgasse
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 533 37 64 - 26

Café Central has always been home to great philosophers and poets. This charming and cosy café offers Austrian cuisine, Viennese coffee specialities, cakes and desserts. Try the caramelized “Kaiserschmarrn”, it is out of this world! Smart Casual

Café Griensteidl

Michaelerplatz 2
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 535 26 92-0

Griensteidl Cafe was opened by Heinrich Griensteidl in 1846 on the Michaeler Square right across from the Hofburg and the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. In 1848 it temporarily adopted the name of "National Cafe". Soon after its opening it became the favourite meeting place of illustrious personalities of Viennese cultural life. In the "Griensteidl" you can drink your "kleiner Brauner", which is the Austrian version for a small espresso with milk or have a light meal in a very pleasant atmosphere. Smart Casual


Kohlmarkt 14
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 535 171 70

Demel has always been a much-loved meeting point of the aristocracy as well as the bourgeoisie. Pass the originally kept entrance area and the sales section, which has been fitted into the beautiful rococo-period salon and go upstairs to one of the fabulous salons to have your coffee and cake or a snack. Smart Casual


Herrengasse 14
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 532 11 03

Beaulieu is a fine little French bistro situated in the arcade of Palais Ferstel. It is moderately priced and serves excellent French dishes like Bouillabaisse, Croque Monsieur, Salade Nicoise and fabulous desserts. Try the rosé house wine. It's a classic! Smart Casual

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Bognergasse 5
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 533 81 25

'At the Black Camel' is a Viennese institution that's been around since 1618. It is a combination of deli/sandwich shop and highbrow wine bar. The best and cheapest way of experiencing it is to have a selection of the open face sandwiches and a glass of wine or champagne while standing in the middle of the crowded deli. For more substantial fare at a higher price, head next door to the main restaurant with its wood-paneled décor. This is a second home to many Viennese. Smart Casual / Elegant


Burggarten 1
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 533 10 33

Palmenhaus is an eye-popping enterprise that's set up shop in a unique venue - the former orangerie of the Imperial family. Back inside, hungry adventurers can choose from a range of well-delivered Mediterranean dishes. There's an emphasis on fish, backed up by first class Austrian wines. Great place for breakfast or just a snack or an afternoon coffee as well. Casual during the day, smart casual in the evening

Plachuttas Gasthaus zur Oper

Walfischgasse 5-7
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 51 222 51

Plachutta has become a Viennese institution and has opened five different restaurants in town, each specializing on a specific dish. At this restaurant you’ll find an exciting symbiosis between Viennese tradition and modern design. The culinary focus is on Wiener Schnitzel, prepared according to the original recipe and using the choicest cut of veal, and other Viennese specialties. A good choice if you are looking for one of the best Wiener Schnitzels in town. Smart Casual


Herrengasse 6-8
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 533 72 72

If you are in the mood for a quick pasta, pizza or salad in a self-service restaurant that manages to be both casual and sophisticated, this is the right place for you. A preponderance of olive trees adds a Mediterranean flair. Chains aren't everyone's best friend, but Vapiano looks set to skip the love to hate list, and land straight in the ranks of the genuinely loved. Give it a try. Modern casual

Park Hyatt Vienna

Am Hof 2
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 22740 1170

Guests can enjoy rare and intimate experiences at the restaurant, bar and lounges of Park Hyatt Vienna, the city centre luxurious retreat. Superbly located in the centre of Vienna, Park Hyatt Vienna offers the finest in European regional cuisine at The Bank Restaurant, an authentic space to enjoy whisky and cigars in The Living Room and cocktails from around the world in Pearl Bar. The Bank restaurant is located in the beautifully restored 100 year old cashier hall of the building which used to be a bank before being turned into one of Vienna’s iconic hotels. Elegant

The Bakery at the Guesthouse

Führichgasse 10
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 512 13 20

This brasserie and bakery is located in one of Vienna’s newest boutique hotels. It was designed by Sir Terence Conran. It reflects timeless elegance with a 1950s touch. A beautiful room where excellent salads, great lunch options and pastries are served. Smart casual

Hotel Sacher Wien

Philharmonikerstrasse 4
1010 Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 51456 812

In the very heart of the city, opposite the State Opera House, the privately run hotel is an Austrian institution. Choose from a gourmet meal of Austrian and international specialties in one of its two restaurants, or head to the legendary Blaue Bar for a drink. The legendary Sacher Café as well as the Sacher Eck - the more contemporary café on the corner of Kärntner Strasse - also offer the best places in the world to sample the Original Sacher Torte and get a taste of Austrian coffee culture. Don't forget to pass by the shop and buy an Original Sacher Torte to take home! Elegant


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