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Breakfast Viennese-Style

In Vienna, there are about as many ways to enjoy breakfast as there are coffee varieties on the menu of a typical coffeehouse. Whether it’s a classic Viennese breakfast, fusion cuisine in the city center, an elegant buffet breakfast at a trendy restaurant or even in a museum – the Viennese know how to savor the most important meal of the day! Here are some tips for the best breakfast locations in town:

Viennese Breakfast © Oesterreich Werbung / Ilgner

The place to have a classic Viennese breakfast in its most authentic form is – what else – the Viennese coffeehouse. Since 1880, Café Sperl has been offering fresh rolls and jam, soft-boiled eggs or ham and eggs not only in the early morning, but throughout the day and into the early evening hours. Another iconic location, the Café Drechsler at the Naschmarkt, recently renovated by Terence Conran, offers similar pleasures. Even goulash and Sacher sausages can be ordered here in the early morning, perfect after being out all night. A new addition at the Naschmarkt is the Restaurant On Market, which offers breakfast variations from classical Viennese to Asian-style. At Yppenplatz square, try the weekend brunch buffet at Café Del La Go, which is very popular among locals.

Two of the best-known places for brunch in Vienna are the Wäscherei in the 9th district and the Café Latte close to Mariahilfer Strasse, the longest shopping street in Vienna. The giant brunch buffets offered there on weekends have everything the heart desires. Café Berg in the vicinity of the Sigmund Freud Museum is a popular meeting point of the gay community, and its many breakfast options are on offer until 3.00 pm.

Brunch at a hotel? The newly opened hotel The Guesthouse Vienna offers breakfast all day long until 11.00 pm in their Brasserie & Bakery. The fresh-baked breads and goods from the award-winning bakery Gragger & Cie on offer there are also available for take-away.

For breakfast in a truly imperial setting, try the Sunday brunch at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where you can also stroll through the vast exhibitions. Another unique setting awaits patrons of the Café Gloriette at Schoenbrunn Palace, where on weekends, the Sisi buffet evokes the splendor of a different era.


Vienna Tourist Board
1010 Vienna
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