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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Gasthaus Ubl

      Cosy
      Despite being over 100 years old, this establishment has lost nothing of its cosiness – you could even call it «urgemütlich». The spacious, pretty restaurant contains tables with green-and-white cloths, there are dark wooden floors and old oil paintings on the walls, and guests can enjoy the authentic Viennese cuisine such as Frittatensuppe (beef broth with strips of pancake), Tafelspitz (boiled beef) with dill potatoes or Schopfbraten (roast pork).
      Pressgasse 26
      1040 Vienna
      +43 1 587 64 37
    • Café Ansari

      Viennese zeitgeist
      This restaurant has captured the Viennese zeitgeist: the large dining room contains a nostalgically tiled bar and a shelf of magazines. Guests sit at long wooden tables, some of which have cobalt blue sofas. Whether breakfast, antipasti, a main course or dessert, the Café Ansari serves fabulous food with oriental touches from 8 am until 10 pm. Closed on Sunday.
      Praterstrasse 15
      1020 Vienna
      +43 1 276 51 02
      cafeansari.at
    • Appiano

      Casual and chic
      Located at the heart of Vienna and with a traditional, cosy atmosphere, guests dine at white-clothed tables on creaky wooden floorboards against pine-green walls. How about Erdäpfel-Grammelknödel (potato dumplings filled with pork crackling), or perhaps fried octopus with chive sauce? Viennese specialities meet Mediterranean cuisine in the casual-chic Appiano, accompanied by fine wines from Wachau or the Styria.

      Schottenbastei 4
      1010 Vienna
      +43 1 533 61 28
      appiano-dasgasthaus.at
    • Zum Schwarzen Kameel

      Delicatessen
      Johann Baptist Cameel opened a spice shop here in 1618. Today, the wonderful Jugendstil establishment is a blend of delicatessen, wine bar and restaurant. At lunchtime, a long queue of hungry Viennese waits patiently beside the fully laden sandwich bar, and in the evenings they sit in the stylishly wood-panelled dining rooms over a glass of wine.
      Bognergasse 5
      1010 Vienna
      +43 1 533 81 25
      kameel.at
    • Lugeck

      Old and new
      This is the young, simple brother of the traditional, well-known Figlmüller. Besides the classics like Viennese Schnitzel and Tafelspitz (boiled veal or beef), you’ll also find innovative, seasonal interpretations of Austrian dishes. There is also a lot of thought behind the beer and wine menu. The location is almost unbeatable – the old, splendid building is located directly at Lugeck square in the city centre, dominating the whole surroundings.

      Lugeck 4
      1010 Vienna
      +43 1 512 50 60
      lugeck.com
    • Skopik & Lohn

      Chic & urban
      This smart establishment is in District 2. It’s worth a visit just to see the fabulously painted ceiling in combination with the white napery, wood-panelled walls and ball-shaped lights. The menu is equally imaginative – and yet uncomplicated. After 6 pm, you can enjoy fine dining at fair prices here – all cooked to perfection and served with a smile. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
      Leopoldsgasse 17
      1020 Vienna
      +43 1 219 89 77
      skopikundlohn.at
    • Café Diglas

      Sweet tradition
      This coffee house is renowned as a true institution in the heart of Vienna. The Café Diglas is a piece of tradition and is the ultimate epitome of Viennese coffee house culture. The place is usually hectic, but that is part and parcel of the experience. The café could not enjoy a more central location. The sweet pastries and traditional Scheiterhaufen (bread pudding with apple) are truly delicious. Live piano music in the evenings accompanies the fine Viennese cuisine.
      Wollzeile 10
      1010 Wien
      +43 151 25765
      cafediglas.at
    • Café Sperl

      Coffee house
      This wonderful Jugendstil café is in a listed building. The vast room with the high stucco ceiling and century-old patina contains billiard tables and faded red velvet sofas. Café Sperl has won many awards for its coffee art, and the Sperltorte with a delicate milk chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and almond filling is pure poetry. You can spend a whole afternoon at one of the sparsely scattered marble-topped tables, enjoying your coffee and any of the 30 newspapers and magazines available here. Closed on Sundays in July and August.
      Gumpendorfer Strasse 11
      1060 Vienna

      +43 1 586 41 58
      cafesperl.at
    • Café Hawelka

      Plenty of history
      A dimly lit old café with plenty of history and a charm that is all its own. The velvet sofas have faded in the daylight and there isn’t a menu; instead, the slightly eccentric waiters recite the offer to guests: coffee, tea and hot chocolate, apple or sweet quark strudel. If you want something hot, the homemade goulash soup is fabulous. The «Buchteln» (yeast dumplings) that Miss Hawelka prepared for guests herself until she died are legendary.

      Dorotheergasse 6
      1010 Vienna
      +43 1 512 82 30
      hawelka.at
    • Alt Wien

      Truly Viennese
      It can’t get more Viennese than this. In 1922 it opened its doors and like in the past, today it’s also a meeting point for artists, authors and those who’d like to be one. Inside it’s smoky, the walls are plastered with provocative posters and naturally the typical Viennese charm of the arrogant waiters isn’t missing either. Besides the classic melange coffee, you also get Schnitzel and Gulasch, and with some beer the evenings can quickly turn into mornings.
      Bäckerstrasse 9
      1010 Vienna
      +43 1 512 52 22
      kaffeealtwien.at
    • Kurkonditorei Oberlaa

      The crème de la crème
      Gateaux, pastries or quark strudel – everything tastes simply divine here! The popular Kurkonditorei Oberlaa is renowned for its excellent pastries. The ambiance in the coffee house is relaxed and some believe that the waiting staff here are more attentive and friendlier than in other places in the city.
      Neuer Markt 16
      1010 Vienna
      +43 151 329360
      oberlaa.at
    • Phil

      All in one
      Phil is a café, a bar, a bookshop, a venue for events and a lot more. In all its facets it’s homely, charming and unique. It might not have a large selection of books like the conventional, big bookshop but it offers a carefully selected choice of specialist books and novels, including the occasional reading by the author. On top of that, there’s great coffee and breakfast.
      Gumpendorfer Strasse 10
      1060 Vienna
      +43 1 581 04 89
      phil.info
    • Demel Hofzuckerbäckerei

      An imperial experience
      The Demel Hofzuckerbäckerei serves up delicacies that once used to be served in imperial times. Cream slices, tea biscuits, Kugelhopf and Strudel... Times have not changed since then, and today's patissiers still conjure up magnificent delicacies in a glass-fronted kitchen while guests are served by waitresses in traditional costume. This coffee house gets packed at times and can be somewhat hectic.
      Kohlmarkt 14
      1010 Wien
      +43 15 351 7170
      demel.at
    • Büroschluss

      After-work party
      Every last Thursday of the month, the trendy Designhotel Le Meridien hosts an after-work party for business people to get together and network in a relaxed atmosphere. The week's stress can be forgotten here and people can party and flirt their way into the weekend.
      Opernring 13
      1010 Wien
      +43 158 8900
      bueroschluss.at
    • Loos Bar

      Living room ambience
      Everyone comes here – well-to-do gents, fine ladies, wild or creative youngsters – and they all feel completely at home in this «American Bar», drinking cocktails, smoking, and listening to lively discussions or the jazzy music. The original décor by renowned architect Adolf Loos, who created a haven of modern architecture here, the flush-mounted portrait of Peter Altenberg and the backlit tables are striking features.
      Kärntner Durchgang 10
      1010 Vienna
      +43 1 512 32 83
      loosbar.at
    • Rote Bar

      In the Volkstheater
      The Red Bar is a veritable meeting place for the city’s trendsetters. Every day from 6 pm, patrons sit at the red-lit cocktail bar or chill at prettily laid tables in the living room ambience. From 10 pm, it serves culinary treats for theatre-goers and night owls. An excellent brunch is served here on Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm.

      Neustiftgasse 1 (entrance Burggasse)
      1070 Vienna
      +43 699 15015014
      rotebar.at