This is a great cafe with an excellent view on unique airplanes and racingcars:
Cafe Carpe Diem in Hangar7: It is a very special type of cafe that you will find next to the entrance of the Red-bull museum Hangar7 next to the airport of the city of Salzburg. From that cafe you will have an excellent view on some of the most beautiful exhibits of the museum.
This is certainly not a cheap place, BUT they serve an excellent coffee and I had a double espresso and a fruit-cake, as you can see on my picture, and I payed a total of 7,20 Euros.
That is quite understandable, when you click on my picture and see that the coffee is served on a tray, covered not with a cheap paper-napkin, but made by cloth, and even the napkin is made of cloth...
Cafe Carpe Diem is open daily : 09-00a.m.-07.00p.m.
Favorite Dish: Take a look at these cakes, served in a glass : The bottom was covered by a cream of Mango and other exotic fruits, then there was a thin cake and on top they arranged cream with exotic fruits ...
Mozartkugeln is a standart austrian confect that you can buy in every supermarket
and souvenirshop nowadays: small balls in red silverfoil. BUT these are not the real, original Mozartkugeln, because they would be packed in lightblue silverfoil like in my main photo here : Konditorei FÜRST in Salzburg was the home of the first Mozartkugel and it is still produced there. In 1890 they had won a gold medail at the world exhibition for them, but unfortunatly they did not think of registering the name and so you will find various different "original Mozartkugeln" nowadays from various other companies.
Favorite Dish: The original Mozartkugeln, made by Konditorei Fürst - they are packed in blue Try it and you will taste the difference against other mozartkugeln:
The chocolate-cover is much softer,( but might also make you sticky fingers )
In Salzburg, next to the airport you will find the so-called Hangar-7, that is the Red Bull - Museum and Hangar 7 is also a giant hall made of glass, and in the centre of that hall, hanging right down under the ceiling you will find one of the most spectacular bars on earth: THREESIXTY BAR: a bar hanging directely under the heaven and giving you at the same time a great view of the sky above and of the museum below the bar. Even the floor of that bar is made of glass !
Threesixty bar is open daily from 06.30 p.m. as an aperitiv-bar and will close at the same time as the IKARUS-restaurant.
Every friday and saturday it will be open untill 03.00a.m., just like the Mayday-Bar.
Favorite Dish: To be honest, I did not try it out yet, it is also a bit out of my range of money, and you certainly would have to dress there formerly or at least "trendy" ...
Pataschinkenpfandl is one of my personal favorite restaurants in Vienna and we also had several VT-meetings there already ! "Palatschinke" is the austrian name for pancake and in this restaurant you get a really wide choice of them, including one of the best "Kaiserschmarren" I ever had. This restaurant is in the very centre of Vienna, in a side-street without car-trafic and it also has tables in the street during summer ! There are 2 entrances to that restaurant : one in Koellnerhofgasse and one in Grashofgasse4
All dishes are explained in English and French as well !
Palatschinkenpfandl is open daily 10.00a.m.-00.00 midnight
10 minutes of Free internet for each guest !!
ask for the internet-coin at the kitchen !!
Favorite Dish: This restaurant has a large choice of dishes, including 6-8 "Tagesmenues" with a main course + the choice of one of 5 deserts or 5 types of soup and of course you can get it also with soup+desert. Take a look at my pictures : I had a delicious pumkin-soup first (without pic) then a pan full of roasted potatoes, fried turkey&chicken & salad and for desert I had 2 pancakes, filled with sweet chestnuts and chocolate-topping. Such a "Tagesmenu" is 10,50 Euros , when you choose any soup OR desert with it !
When you choose desert PLUS soup, you pay just 12 Euros.
Kaiserschmarren is my favorite meal, it is some sort of "thick pancake" with raisins and cut into small pieces - I had mine with "Zwetschken-roester" (thick plum-stew) for 7 Euros - see my main picture !
They have a total of 8 different "Kaiserschmarren" : with apples, cinnamon, poppy-seeds etc.etc.etc.
For drinks you may get also Milk, milkshakes, yoghurt and some great austrian wines in addition to the ordinary soft-drinks and beers.
Unfortunely this kind of Tagesmenu is available in German ONLY, this is because they print a new one every day and it does not make sense to have it as well printed in english daily for new. All other menus are printed in several languages !
A typical "Wiener Kaffeehaus" is a must when visiting Vienna. You will find small marble-tables and thonet-chairs, lots of newspapers to read and coffee is always served with an extra glass of fresh water.
This cafe and restaurant INside the KHM, the Kunsthistorisches museum is a Must for its great architecture and for delicious coffee, cakes & dishes ! The cafe is situated right under the big dome and that way it might be the most beautiful place to have a coffee in Austria !
Prices are a bit higher than in an ordinary cafe, BUT the quality is also very good and the architecture is for free. Unfortunately there is NO way to get to this place without having payed the entrance-fee for the museum first !! There is a similar cafe in Naturhistorisches Museum,but the architecture is a tiny bit less ornate, but there you will find the biggest crab you have ever seen, it was once a present for the emperor sent by the king of Japan. (see it in my last pic!)
Favorite Dish: The Cafe in Kunsthistorisches Museum is a good place to taste austrian cakes : my favorite cake there was Esterhazy-Torte : a cake with hazlenut-filling and on top it has a glazing of white sugar with a chocolate-pattern in it. Coffee is made "the austrian way" strong and with a foam on top.
Every thursday between 06.30p.m. and 10.00p.m.
you can taste there a large buffet of Viennese specialities:
hors d'oevres, hot meals and sweet Austrian deserts
for a fixed price of 34 Euros per person
Eat what-ever you like & as much as you can
That price does NOT include the ticket to the museum!!
Make reservations at their telephone/fax-number below !!
Demel was one of the few the official backeries of the emperor and who-ever delivered some of their goods/products to the court was allowed to call himself
or K&K Hofzuckerbaecker etc.
Demel still has the original interior of that time and it is no problem at all, to just take a look inside without buying anything. Next to the entrance you will find their choice of cakes on a buffet.
Decorations that you will find in the windows (like in my 2nd and 5th pic) are always made of sugar and marcipan and will change according to season and actual events !
Favorite Dish: Demel is certainly worth a visit: for a hot chocolate they will not take an instant-mix but will boil the milk slowly and put in pieces of chocolate and stirr, until finished and they also have the original Sachertorte-recepee - and are allowed to call it "original Sachertorte" as the mentally sick son of Madame Sacher sold the original recepee to Demel about 100 years ago and it looks a bit different, as the thin layer of jam that you find in the "original Sachertorte" made by the Hotel Sacher is missing in Demel's recepee and they also use a triangle chocolate-stamp on top of their Sachertorte instead of the round stamp used by Hotel Sacher.
Schnitzelhaus is an austrian chain of " fast-food-restaurants " serving mainly Wiener Schnitzel for a cheap price and in really very GOOD QUALITY !!
Plenty of their restaurants are to be found all over Austria and Germany, mostly in sidestreets. You go to the counter, order your meal and can watch how it is prepared quickly. They have tables there or you take it away, the price stays the same.
Favorite Dish: You will get a Giant Wiener Schnitzel for just 5,50 Euro - and it will mostly be bigger than the plate where it is served.
potatoe salad, cucumber salad, rice or french fries are 1,30 Euros extra each
0,5l beer is 2,oo
0,5l soft drinks 1,90
And if you simply want to have a snack or try Wiener Schnitzel - take a " Schnitzelsemmel " - a roll filled with a small Schnitzel for just 2,20 euros
Cafe Central is a place I always recommend for my guests, at least to take a look inside for the very special ambiente and the great architecture with colorful columns, marble-tables, Thonet-chairs and cosy benches. You will find this Cafe & restaurant in the Palais Ferstl - and it is a typical Kaffeehaus with a very long tradition, dating back to the 19th century. They serve all sorts of Coffee and some cakes, and the coffee is of course served with a small glass of fresh water. They also serve small dishes for lunch and dinner - but on the small tables of a Kaffeehaus eating dinner is not always a big pleasure.
This is not a cheap place, but worth to take a look inside at least !
Favorite Dish: I normally take a "Grosser Brauner" - a strong coffee with a bit of milk.
Tasting Icecream in Vienna is a MUST and Tichy is the very best icecream-parlor in Vienna in my opinion and by multiple experience !
Be prepared to have a bunch of people ahead of you at the take-away counter where you can choose among more than 20 different tastes of Icecream.
When you are looking for a table to enjoy your icecream, it might be hard to find some free chairs, as they will be occupied withing seconds on an ordinary day in summertime.
Prices are quite cheap, ice-cups are mostly between 4 euros and 8 euros
They are open only in summertime
in 2010 they start in march 12th
mostly untill Oct. 26th
they are open from 10.00am - 10.45pm
Favorite Dish: My personal favorits are :
Kastanieneis ( chestnuts-icecream )
Coup Tropical ( a really big portion of fresh fruit-salad including cumquats, mangos, lychees etc. )
Omlette Surprise is very good as well (=Baked Alaska) and the protion is for 2 people at least
Esterhazykeller is a place I would like to recommend for each tourist in Vienna, because it is a place of history and also a good place to chave a good meal for a reasonable price. This is about the history of this place: Fuerst Esterhazy sent a lot of his troops to defend Vienna against the turques in 1683 and he built Esterhazy-Keller in order to serve free wine from his vinyards in Burgenland to his soldiers, because he found out that the soldiers were a lot more motivated to fight after they got some wine ;-)
You can see a painting of that time still in the restaurant (my last pic) , Since that time Esterhazy-keller is quite a popular place to dine and taste the wine of Burgenland. Of course they serve beer as well, and the food you may order at the counter, it is cheap and tasty.
Josef Haydn was working as a composer and conductor for Fuerst Esterhazy and he spent many hours in that restaurant to get his inspirations...
Esterhazykeller is open daily !
Monday-Friday : 11.00a.m. till 11.00p.m.
Saturday & Sunday from 04.00-11.00p.m.
Favorite Dish: I can recommend "Blunzn" - (blood-sausage) for the "daring" gourmets or Wiener Schnitzel for the traditional tourist, as well as for the local people. In fact you hardly will find a lot of tourists there.
K&K Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax is a traditional bakery and confectionary in Graz / Hofgasse with a long tradition :
Don't miss this great confectionary and bakery - HOFbäckerei is a title that only those backeries were allowed to use, that were delivering their goods to the royal court, and of course the taste of the emperor was a certain guarantee for perfect goods and service !
Click on the link below and take a look at their interesting web-page !!
Favorite Dish: Specialities like "Sissi-Busserl" and "Kaiser-Zwieback" can be tasted there still today ! Hofbäckerei Edegger Tax with the golden royal eagle on top of their entrance-gate - that is certainly the most beautiful of all shop-facades in Graz. When you enlarge my picture, you may see some of the fine wooden decorations and inlaids, the whole facade was recently restored.
Be prepared that this bakery is a bit more expensive than others in that area !
The Hänsel & Gretel's Gingerbread-House in the "Haubiversum" is a place that your children will never forget ! There are great and funny decorations and the food tastes excellent with freshly made bread and cakes.
Knusperhaueschen is the name of the restaurant of Haubiversum and with a lot of great details it is decorated with gingerbread, even the windows are made of gingerbread. Walk around and search for Haensel and Gretel, for the cat of the witch and the animals of the woods.
Favorite Dish: Take a seat inside or in the garden-restaurant, there is a lunch-dish served every day between Monday and Friday and for groups with more than 20 people they can get special arrangements upon reservation:
Knusperfrühstücksbuffet for 4 euros:
a buffet-breakfast with coffee, tea, ham, cheese
and a large variety of bread and rolls
and the Hänsel & Gretel Menü for 7 Euro:
soup + organic noodles with pesto and other spicy sauces
Servas is by far, the best 24 hour/7 days a week restaurant inside Vienna Airport. OK. It’s the only 24 hour restaurant. How is it? Flaming marvellous! Where else can you get a good tasting mixed grill plate of meats and a cold Weiss Beer at 1am after a long day of travel? Here that’s where! This is essentially a Truck Stop Diner. If you think I am joking, just look at some of the clientele. How do you think they get all the supplies to the airport at night?
Like any good Truck Stop the customers are fat because the food is actually good. It’s good. I enjoyed my food, the service and my beer(s). At night everything is made to order. No old saggy fries here! Hot fresh food.
Servas is actually Italian, but here they serve Austrian food. The menu is fairly extensive given their hours. They never close and they never stop serving beer – ever. That’s awesome in my book.
This also has to be one of the cheapest European airport restaurants. I had a big meal and lots of beer of r about 15 Euro. I have paid that much for a crap sandwich and a diet coke.
Servas! I love you guys.
And like any other good Truck Stop, they do have decent looking waitresses who smile a lot.
If you are here – get in there !
Located in a very small spot (there are only 7 tables in the entire restaurant - one waitress and one cook), Ischler Alm is a quiet getaway in the midst of Vienna's hubbub. They offer a wide variety of food - all Austrian and delicious.
Favorite Dish: Kas Nockerl - spaetzle (a kind of pasta) with cheese and bacon is out of this world. The spaetzle is perfectly cooked, the portion generous and the different ingredients blend together so well.
The so called brunch-buffet in Hotel Mader is available every Monday till Saturday between 11.00a.m. and 02.00p.m.
You can choose between 2 soups, 2 maincourses and a saladbuffet and finally there is a good desert as well.
Different from other such offers you can taste ALL of the dishes and eat as much as you can.
9,50 Euros is the price for such a meal and at the link below you can see what is on the menu for the current week !
Favorite Dish: Take a look at the menu, it varies a lot and besides the daily lunch-buffet you may choose from a large menu as well, the restaurant is open daily except on Sundays and except Dec. 25th + 26th !
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