Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax is a traditional confectionary and bakery in Hofgasse, the old part of Graz and the royal court also used to get pastries and bread made by them, so why should you hesitate to taste the delights there.The whole building and the beautiful facade had been recently restored, and although this is certainly not really a cheap place to have coffee, lunch or dinner, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places to do so !!
Favorite Dish: "Panthertazen", "Sissi-Busserl" and "Kaiser-Zwieback" were my favorites, and when you click on their webpage below, you may find a lot more special dishes and pastries you may not be able to get anywhere else !! Unfortunately this web-page is only in german, but the servants inside the shop and bakery will of course talk englisch as well !!
Murinsel with this nice cafe in italian style was built in 2003 and became a major attraction from the beginning, because the atrificial island is used by plenty of people also to cross the river Mur and the location is just perfect for a cafe.
I made a picture-combination with the whole island that includes an amphitheatre as well.
For handicapped people there is a lift from Marburger Kai to the Murinsel !!
Favorite Dish: I had a coffee and a cake, but they also serve all sorts of small snacks like italian Panini, Ciabatte, fingerfood and pastries.
They have a large breakfast-menu as well AND
breakfast is served until 04.00p.m.
(A tribute to the long nights in the Grazer bermuda-triangle :-)
On the webpage below you may see a part of their menu !
Starcke Winzerhaus is a small restaurant with only 30 seats plus lots of seats in the garden-restaurant that is beautifully arranged in the terraces around the building. At first there had been a powder-tower at this place, but it was destroyed by french troops in 1809. In 1820 the house was rebuilt and the terraces that are used as a garden-restaurant today were vinyards at that time. At the end of the 19th century a famous actor from Dresden was living inside that house : Gustav Starcke.
It is a pity, that it was impossible to take a better picture of that restaurant - BUT on my link below you may see a panoramaview from Stalcke-Haus :
click here for a panoramaview from Starcke-Häuschen-restaurant !
Favorite Dish: In Starcke Winzerhaus you may taste great local specialities of the Styrian cuisine - take a look at their webpage below !!
Operncafe Temmel is well known for its fine cakes and especially for its icecream. They even have a branche in Los Angeles http://www.schatzi-on-main.com/!
Operncafe Temmel is open :
Monday till Saturday : 07.30 - 09.00p.m.
and Sunday 09.00a.m. - 09.00p.m.
Favorite Dish: They have really a big choice of icecream-cups and the one I have finally tasted was " Eine Fuhre Mist ", and when you click on my picture it might help you to understand, where that name comes from :
It is served in a small pushcart similar to the ones, beeing used on a farm, and Mist is the dung made by the animals there...
Well,it tasted excellent and looked also a lot better than the "real thing" :-)
Schlossberg Restaurant is divided into 2 major parts : There is a large building with a bar, a disco and 3 large halls for festivities with up to 1000 guests. In that part of the restaurant you will be served by the waiters, while in the lovely garden-restaurant that you may see on my picture, you will have a self-service like in a beer-garden. Be prepered that especially in the summer this restaurant will be really crowded !!
Favorite Dish: I just had a coffee and some ice-cream, but they also have a great choice of dishes for lunch or dinner. The self-service-area has quite low prices !
Wherever I am I try to eat the local food and it happened extremely seldom that I was disappointed and Lothar told me a lot of the great food one can get in Styria. So I was really curious, especially because the dinner we had on our first evening in Styria was cheaper than elsewhere in Austria but of course far from being anything special - but that was because it was the only place open in the forgotten village where we stayed overnight a 100 km north of Graz. Our stroll through Graz the next morning was very intense and rewarding and it was already quite late when we felt the wish for a good lunch. We went down from the Schlossberg and Lothar knows plenty of good restaurants about a kilometer from there but we did not want to take the risk to come too late. After passing the Murinsel we saw an obviously new restaurant at the other side of the Mur river which Lothar has never seen before. The name Opatija indicated that it must be Croatian and on the blackboard outside they offered Branzino. So Lothar could convince me to try this one instead of anything Styrian further away. The restaurant looked clearly more expensive than average.
Favorite Dish: We studied the menu which was displayed outside and it looked nice and interesting with prices more like in Tirol than in Styria. It was nice and warm so we sat down at the terrace and discussed our choice with the very friendly Croatian staff. They strongly recommended the Branzino which has arrived this morning from the not so far Adriatic Sea. It was of course our main choice. But all the dishes we got were nice and authentically Croatian. I still remember also the great fish soup. We had to wait quite a time for the Branzino so we joked that they have probably sold the last one and called to the Croatian coast to get a new one but finally everything came and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch which left no wish open. And the bill was only about two thirds of that what we would have paid for anything similar in Innsbruck or elsewhere in Tirol.
If you're in the mood for sushi while in Graz, Yamamoto is there to satisfy your craving. Located in the city center, the intimate restaurant has a friendly staff and very good fresh sushi. It is a very small restaurant, so call ahead to reserve one of the four or five small tables. Or you can sit at the long sushi bar.
Favorite Dish: The sushi combination with the tempura was very tasty.
It's a nice restaurant on Schlossbergplatz, a perfect location, with a view of the hill and the spectacular stairs leading up to the Clock Tower. Service was friendly and the food was good. We received a menu in German and when we paid, we had to remember the names of the dishes (we managed, but I was happy we ordered simple things).
Favorite Dish: The liver dumpling soup (leberknodelsuppe) and the cottage cheese strudel (topfenstrudel) with vanilla sauce. Both are typical Austrian (or Austro-Hungarian) dishes.
The Cafe Aiola is on the Schlossberg, next to the Clock Tower and it's a very pleasant place with a breathtaking view. I would warmly recommend it to anyone to sit down and have a drink or a meal up there. Sitting is both inside and outside. The coolest thing is that the walls can simply disappear in the ground so the whole place can be opened if the weather is nice.
Favorite Dish: I only had a latte macchiato, it was good. But it's the location that makes the experience great.
Eis Temmel is an ice cream parlour with truly delicious ice cream. I bought two big portions, because the first one (Rum-Kokos and Zitrone) was so good I had to taste other flavours (Erdbeer and Amaretto) as well. All were great.
I'e just found on the Internet that Temmel ice cream is available in the US as well, e.g. in Schatzi on Main (Arnold Schwarzenegger's restaurant who is from the Graz area as well as the Temmel family).
Favorite Dish: My absolute favourite was the strawberry ice cream (Erdbeer), it tasted like fresh strawberries mixed with cream.
This nice café is located a 5 minutes walk from the centre and close to the university and the Stadtpark. Maybe I like it that much because I lived in the same street when I was studying in Graz :). It is in an old house, of which only the facade is left, behind they built a completely new building. The interieur is super modern but still cosy. They have very cheap lunch offers (EUR 3,90!)- obvioulsy because of it`s vicinity to the university. Regarding the food I have only tried the tuna focaccia so far, which was rather good. They have a wide breakfast selection as well. Further it is one of the rare places in Graz where you have a WLAN access for free. Staff is very friendly!
This restaurant is located close to the Graz`cathedral and serves mainly traditional austrian and styrian food- but with a creative twist. It is nicely furnished in a traditional way. They have an extra room for smokers. I went there quite often in the past 10 years and was never disappointed. Last time I had pasta with a crayfish sauce and a salad with the pumpkin seed oil we styrians love- and it was very good. Prices for main courses are between 10 and 20 EUR. It is a perfect place for a decent dinner with the whole family too. In summer you can sit in their courtyard. In their courtyard goes a stair down to a club called "Royal Garden Jazzclub". If you like Jazz music, this is the place to be in Graz.
We had a really nice meal in this bar/restaurant near Hauptplatz. I've forgotten the name and exact location of the restaurant I think the restaurant was on Franzis-Kaner platz but I can't remember for certain. We both had a delicious Wiener-Schnitzel with salad, with a couple of beers for me and wine for Ruth all for 22 Euro.
The restaurant is situated in the very heart of the city, in well known Hofgasse street. It is more alike touristy place offering inexpensive but good food. The ambient is pretty modest but usually clean and in accordance to high Austrian standards
Favorite Dish: Sincerely, I can't tell you any because I never had lunch here. According to the menu it offers the traditional Greek food.
The classy restaurant in Hofgasse which offers Set meals from 9,00 to 30,00 Euros. According to what I've paid for my lunch, you better forget the first mentioned price. Fact is, the lunch will cost you barelly less then 20 euros.
The ambient is, however, very nice while the service at the usual very high level.
Favorite Dish: - Wienerschnitzle mit pomfrites
- large glass of beer