Category Archives: Vienna Restaurants

Hirsch & Kamel Restaurant, Vienna

Hirsch & Kamel is an Austrian/Perisan restaurant less than five minutes walk from the Hotel Kugel. Christmas carols were playing as we arrived and there was a festive theme throughout with red, green and gold table linen and Middle Eastern-style statuettes lining the white washed walls of the barrel vaulted interior. There are two rooms available to diners; the first, where we settled, has wooden lower walls and is shaped like a traditional beer hall whilst the second room seats less people (perhaps ten to fifteen) in a slightly more casual…

Mini Restaurant, Vienna

Within fifteen minutes of our arriving at Mini – a Hungarian restaurant situated midway between the Museum Quarter and the West Bahnhof – we understood clearly why it’s rated as one of the top three restaurants in Vienna. We’d been to a food tour in the city the previous evening and also visited five Viennese restaurants during the preceding week and every single one of them could learn so much from Mini about how to treat guests and to offer up a satisfying dining experience. We were to be served by three waiters…

Shalimar Restaurant, Vienna

The Shalimar, which has a sister restaurant in Budapest, is a twenty minute walk from the central Museum Quarter of Vienna in the direction of the West Bahnhof, and about five minutes from the station itself. It’s not a regular Indian restaurant, the sort you go to in order to dull your taste buds and drink a lot of beer, it’s more veering towards a fine dining experience borne out by the fact that it was full of quietly spoken locals by 7pm on a Sunday night and that the…

Cafe Leopold, Vienna

The Cafe Leopold is in the Leopold Museum, in the Museum Quarter of central Vienna. You don’t have to visit the museum in order to access the cafe – there’s an external stairway as well as a door leading in from the museum – but we do recommend a visit to the museum itself as it has an art collection including some incredible work by Egon Schiele. The museum is a fine sight at  night, with art projected onto its outer walls, as you can see above. The cafe was…

Fett Und Zucker Cafe, Vienna

Fett Und Zucker is a cafe in the 2nd district of Vienna, not far from the main centre or Das Capri Hotel. There’s a very comfortable, retro, arty and alternative vibe there, free wi-fi and everything on the menu has been baked in the cafe itself, with plenty of vegan options and the fruit ingredients coming from the manager’s village garden. We wished we were coffee drinkers when we visited as their coffee is locally roasted and sourced fair trade and organic from a collective in Indonesia, but we stuck to…

Cafe Sperl, Vienna

The Cafe Sperl provided us with an authentic, enjoyable introduction to Viennese food, and to the cities famed traditional cafe scene. We thoroughly recommend you pay the cafe a visit. Before we continue with the review, here are some more images we took whilst there to give you an idea of the place. If you were to read TripAdvisor and take notice of many of the reviews you’d think that the Sperl was a dingy old cafe with unsmiling staff, indecipherable menus and other customers who’d physically disapprove of you using a…

Dancing Shiva Superfoods Restaurant, Vienna

Dancing Shiva Superfoods was less than two minutes walk from our hotel, the Kugel, so when we heard it was supposed to be the best vegan restaurant in Vienna we thought we had to pay it a visit. We were so glad we did; it’s probably the best restaurant we visited in our entire nine month trip through Europe, North Africa and Asia. The main door was backed with heavy velvet drapes that kept the warmth and cosy atmosphere in. We were welcomed in by the scent of aromatic Indian spices, herbal incense and…

The Cafe Landtmann, Vienna

We’d just visited the Freud Museum so it seemed apt that we dine in Sigmund’s favourite cafe, the Landtmann, which is just a fifteen minute walk from his old house. We’d made a reservation and the waiter had our table, looking out at the Christmas Market in front of the City Hall, waiting for us. We were actually a little late; we’d seen the lights of the market and been distracted somewhat as they were such a magnificent sight… …and then when we got to the cafe, there was a…