This delightful little Italian restaurant offers great pizza and other Italian dishes as well as some of the nicest people we met in Austria. The owner, Brigit, speaks perfect English as do her children and we had to literally drag ourselves away from the restaurant, we were enjoying her company and her excellent travel tips so much. The restaurant is very conveniently located in the city center down a little side street. I would absolutely recommend this place for anyone visiting Bad Ischl looking for a change from the typical Austrian fare and a fun visit with nice people.
Favorite Dish: Excellent pizza and a fun little beverage called "almadudle" (sp?)
Cafe Konditorei Zauner is a wonderful restaurant located in the middle of Bad Ischl town. It was first opened in 1832 and still remains as a popular cafe with both locals and visitors. The cafe still maintains the features of traditional Austrian coffee-house culture from the vintage looking furnitures to the serving style.
The pastry shop sits in the front of the cafe where you can get all sorts of wonderful cakes and sandwiches. At the back is a lovely salon for patrons to dine and socialise. Traditional Austrian dishes are available from the menu as well as an extensive selection of desserts from pastries to ice-cream.
Favorite Dish: My favourite is the eis palaschinken or ice-cream pancake
The most famous coffee and pastry house in Bad Ischl is Cafe Zauner. It's been around since 1832 at Pfarrgasse 7, but there's also a newer location down near the river at Hasnerallee 2, but I stuck with the original. It almost felt like stepping back in time to the 19th century. The furnishings are rich and elegant and the waitresses were very attentive. However, bear in mind that you'll pay a premium to sit in such fine surroundings.
Favorite Dish: I had a cup of delicious coffee and had a piece of chocolate caramel cake that was awesome!
One off the best pastry shops of Austria, very traditional and for what you get not expensive
Favorite Dish: Germgugelhupf