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Metzgerei Stobl: a taste of the old world
One way to save money when traveling around German speaking countries is to eat in butcher shops or Metzgerei in German. It is a great way to try local foods and do it cheaply too. It can be foreboding if you don't speak any German but everything is on display so you can always point if no one speaks English. Don't worry about the prices either. It's generally cheap and as you might expect in a butcher shop, they weigh the meat so you pay by the gram. Rolls etc are extra but also fairly priced.
Favorite Dish: Can't remember exactly what everyone had but my guess is it was pork, tasty and cheap. I do remember everyone was quite happy with their meals and with the choice of places to eat as we were all hungry after the train trip and this was a quick fix that we just stumbled across.
To check out a few great places to eat that I visited in 2004 but are still in town go here
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Krimpelstätter: a quick brew before the Monastery
After our breakfast brews, we did do a small walk around town to let Sandy snap some photos and so that we could at least say we were in Salzburg but soon enough we were back to the task at hand: finding some good beer and a place to enjoy our first in person chat after “knowing” each other on VT for quite a few years now. It was too early to go to the monastery’s beer hall as it wasn’t open yet so we made a quick stop in this atmospheric old pub. The service was a bit slack but the old wooden interior and cozy overall feel made up for this.
This tip was also from our 2004 visit so assume prices have gone up since then!
Favorite Dish: Since we planned on eating at the monastery, we just had a small meal of a local delicacy, stinkerknodell. This tasty version of bread/potato dumplings had some cheese and onion in the mix and accompanied the nearby monk’s brew quite well. It would have been easy enough to have a few here but we did have business to attend to so off we wandered to the monastery.
The top beer destination in Salzburg is here
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Bloberger Hof Restaurant: Traditional Restaurant
I have eaten a number of times at the Bloberger Hof Restaurant during my different stays at the hotel and have always enjoyed the different meals I have eaten there. The premises are clean, spotless and in a traditional local style with lots of pine. You can make a reservation though the only time we found it full we were moved into another less used room. Depending upon the weather you can eat your meal outside. The service is unhurried and the staff friendly, pleasant, bilingual and there is an English menu available. My favourite meal is pumpkin soup, wiener schnitzel and apple strudel. There are some vegetarian and fish options on the menu but not many. A lot of the food is sourced local, it is well presented and I have never been disappointed. The restaurant is open Mon - Sat 6pm to 9pm.
Favorite Dish: My favourite meal is pumpkin soup, wiener schnitzel and apple strudel.
Reiterhof Moos: Watch the horse riding whilst dining.
I have been to the Reiterhof Moos Restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed with the food. It is situated on the southern edge of Salzburg but because the food is really good the place is always packed and it's best to make a reservation. The decor of the restaurant has a rustic feel and one side of the room has a large window which looks down on the other side of the business which is the riding school. Having been seated you can take your time choosing your meal from the menu and there are frequently specials which the staff will inform you of. My favourite starter is pumpkin soup which has the addition of cream and balsamic vinegar. Followed by a wiener schnitzel with cranberries and boiled potatoes. The food is always well presented and delicious. The dessert menu also has a large selection of dishes including the traditional apple strudel.
Favorite Dish: Pumpkin soup.
Cafe Mozart: Salzburgernockerl
I have been to Cafe Mozart for lunch. The food was excellent, Mozart Cafe was delicious and before I knew it, I can't order Salzburger Nockerl anymore because I was so full. Of course I returned the next day and had it then. Was soooo good!
Favorite Dish: Cafe Mozart has daily menu to offer. One does not have to wait long. I've had a small portion of Wiener Schnitzel. It was very good!
I'd go again to Cafe Mozart just to see people enjoy their Salzburger Nockerl while I sip my Mozart Cafe!
KK RESTAURANT: GOOD MEAL
The K + K Restaurant is located on Waagplatz.
The Restaurant is located in a heritage listed town house in the historic Old Town, but as it was a nice sunny day, we chose to eat outdoors under the Umbrella's.
Both of us were happy with our meals, and with the price which we thought was quite reasonable for Salzburg.
Some of their meals are...pork meat with freshly grated horseradish and caraway potatoes € 11.50
Chanterelle stew with sour cream and noodles € 10.00
Grilled white fish with basil sauce € 12.50
There is a menu board which we had a look at before we took a seat. What a lovely location it was to wait for our meals!
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Cafe Tomaselli: In the Old Town
Founded in 1703, the Tomaselli on Alter Markt Square is the T-Rex in the Jurassic Park of Caffeine. The man himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, had coffee there and so did generations of local and international artists such as Max Reinhardt, Michael Haydn or Hugo von Hoffmannsthal. The classy interiors are worth a visit and so is the coffee.
This cafe in the old town and so easily to find it...
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Cafe Mozart: Salzburger Nockerl at Cafe Mozart
You will find references to Salzburg's most famous son, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, everywhere you look in the city. And so it was that my girlfriend and I found ourselves in Cafe Mozart during our visit to the city in December 2010.
Given its name, and the fact that it is located just metres from Mozart's birthplace on Getreidegasse (a pedestrianised shopping street in the heart of the city), we expected it to be a somewhat pricy and tourist-oriented place. It was certainly very popular. We passed through several rooms with full tables before, thanks to fortunate timing, we scored ourselves a recently vacated table for two in a small room adjoining two larger rooms upstairs. It was practically a corridor with a few tables squeezed in, clearly peripheral to the main dining rooms, but it was all that was available so we took to our seats.
There was only one reason why we were visiting Cafe Mozart. Earlier that morning, on the train from Munich, we had met a local lady who insisted that we must try the local speciality – Salzburger Nockerl (an egg and sugar based sweet souffle) – during our stay in the city. We had seen this local dessert pictured on a menu board outside on the street in front of the cafe, so decided we should call in and give it a try. We'd seen it advertised outside other cafes in the city too, but the price was similar in all of them, and the 10.50 Euros price at Cafe Mozart was actually cheaper than in many other places we'd seen.
The lady who recommended that we try Salzburger Nockerl had also stressed to us, a number of times, that we should share one between the two of us; we wouldn't be able to eat a whole one each! At 10.50 Euros a go, there was no danger of us ordering one each anyway! In fact, the menu stated that one Salzburger Nockerl served two people. It also stated that there was a 20 minute wait when ordering one (since they are freshly prepared).
We sipped slowly at our drinks while waiting for the Salzburger Nockerl to be prepared. Emma opted for a Sprite (quite pricy at 2.80 Euros for a glass) and I tried the local Mozart Bier (3.30 Euros for a 330ml bottle) which is brewed at the city's Stiegl brewery.
When the Salzburger Nockerl arrived it was a sight to behold; a large souffle with a meringue-like appearance and texture. We tucked in at opposite ends of the dish, breaking through the slightly crispy exterior to find a softer and sweeter interior (which reminded me of egg custard) and a layer of raspberry (or perhaps bilberry) sauce. We finally devoured the whole dish and we agreed that the lady's advice had been sound; one was certainly enough between the two of us!
A fairly expensive and undoubtedly touristy cafe...but a good place to try the local speciality of Salzburger Nockerl.
Stiftskeller St Peter: Europe's Oldest Restaurant
This restaurant claims to be the oldest in Europe. I can understand why people have been eating there since 803. I have a sweet tooth, so I skipped all the main courses and started with dessert. Extremely good! It fully justified the reputation the Austrian cuisine has when it comes to desserts.
They have apple strudel, of course, but also the famous Salzburger Nockerln, Marillenknoedel - a sort of apricot dumplings, mousse au chocolat and much more.
It's not too expensive and you get a whole plate full of food, not just a tiny dumpling in the middle.
There are several rooms in the restaurant, also a beergarden which we chose.
Next time I'm in Salzburg I know where I will go and eat! It was one of the best meals I ever had.
Cafe Mozartwinkel: Bad Service in Salzburg
On a rainy Saturday in Salzburg, me, my wife and seven year-old daughter were looking for a place to eat lunch to celebrate our last day in the city. We wandered around the Altstadt until we came across Café Mozartwinkel, Universitätsplatz 15 5020 Salzburg, what seemed to be a nice corner café that had reasonable prices. We found a seat and made our order. My daughter ordered the schnitzel burger, while my wife ordered lasagna al forno and I ordered kartoffelstrudel. Drinks came and all was well until the schnitzel burger was brought out, slathered in ketchup, mayo, mustard and onions. My wife told the waitress that my daughter didn’t realize it would have onions and all the condiments, can she have another? The waitress, an older Austrian lady, understood and brought the sandwich back to the kitchen. I was prepared to buy another schnitzel burger without all the extras and eat the one with them since my strudel looked pretty paltry. I was not given the chance, however. A moment or two later, a man (not the waiter who took our order) brought the sandwich back out, plonked it in front of my daughter and began to berate my wife in English. “This is how it comes, you should have asked for it different.” “We didn’t realize burger meant it came with all this” “Well, it’s not McDonalds here.” “I’m well aware of that.” As he continued to badger us, his voice became louder, until he whisked the sandwich away, at which point my daughter burst into tears. My wife goes into the restaurant to let this man know that he’s made a seven year old girl cry. He has the gall to blame my wife and tell her that a good mother would know these things. Well, as one can imagine her response. She comes back to the table, since we can’t just up and leave without paying. I’m figuring the bill in my head so I can leave the cash on the table, when the waiter comes and clears everything off the table and tells us to leave. My daughter is crying, my wife is white with anger and I'm seething. In 15 years of living in and travelling around Europe I have never had such a terrible experience.
Traditional/Local Food: Wonderful Food, Great Atmosphere
My daughter and I decided to try Cafe Glockenspiel as it was one of several that our hotel had recommended for the old part of Salzburg. We opted for this restaurant, as it was a beautiful fall evening in September, and the restaurant offered outdoor balcony seating overlooking Mozartplatz.
The food matched the ambiance of the restaurant - very good, very comforting after a long day of sightseeing with the service being OK - not fabulous, but OK. I understand that the Salzburger Nockerln is excellent at this restaurant, but since my daughter wasn't game, and it is a dish for at least 2, I didn't get the opportunity to try it first hand. I will not waste that opportunity on my next visit to Salzburg!
I highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of food and the ambiance of the location and surroundings.
Cafe Restaurant Costa: Budget restaurant
I've been to Cafe Costa many times and was always pleased with the service, the food and the price. This place has 3 different rooms and I don't understand why they don't elect one of them for non-smokers. Oh well. They also have tables outside.
It's worth to pay attention to the notice showing the specials of the day: during the week, they have main dish + sweet for 5.50 euros and on Sundays there is a special dish for 4.5 (without dessert). The portions are not very big, as you can see in the picture. For us it's just perfect since we prefer smaller portions to leave room for our mid-afternoon coffe and cake session :)
Cafeteria in Salzburg Zoo: Jagapfandl
I went to the Salzburg Zoo which is located next to Hellbrunn Palace. The cafeteria in the zoo serves reasonably price traditional dishes. I ordered a Jagapfandl which is homemade spinach noodles with mushroom and veal stew.
Favorite Dish: Jagapfandl.
Smallest House in Salzburg: next door to.Cafe Tomaselli
Cafe Tomaselli is next to "The Smallest House" in Salzburg---according to our guide, there is no specific story attributed to this house, just that it is the smallest in volume in Old Town Salzburg....good photo op..... close to lots of shopping and eating!
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Triangel: Great sunny spot--goulash and beer!
We stopped here around the corner from the main square of old town, kind of out of the press of things for a bit, and found Triangel with some sunny tables halfway under the awning that rewarded us with a great tender goulash, and some sausages with potato salad, and of course, fresh beer, this time a Franziskaner Weissbier.
Daily from 11 AM to midnight.
Favorite Dish: Goulash--very tender pork smothered in goulash sauce...
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