Cafe Demel, Vienna, our Review

Opened in the 18th Century and re-designed later in a neo-baroque style, this “Imperial and Royal Chocolatier and Patisserie” is one of the best places for food we have been to in Vienna. Without a reservation, we had to wait for nearly half an hour before we were seated in one of the less glamorous second floor rooms, but it was worth the effort. From the moment we arrived the service made us feel welcome (which is not a given for big city places, certainly not for Vienna). We ordered coffee while we were pondering over the menu. In the end we decided we had to try their Viennese schnitzel for €25.90 (including side salad) and another one of their signature dishes: Huhn-Nudel-Briesauflauf (soufflé of noodles with chicken and sweet bread for €16.50).           The schnitzel was among the top three we’ve enjoyed. Large size, beautiful […]

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Cafe Landtmann, our Review

We’ve just returned from a very pleasant visit to Sigmund Freud’s local: Café Landtmann. The 1873 building exudes a lovely charm, both from outside and inside. Service is very friendly and quick. We were led to our table and ordered the local staple dish: Viennese schnitzel to share. It tasted just the way it’s supposed to.    For dessert, we opted for an apple strudel and a slice of Landtmann cake, you guessed it, they named a cake after this place.    We’ll definitely be back soon. 5 out of 5. Looking for more Viennese restaurant reviews? Try Café Englander, Café Central, or Esterhazy Keller. More geographic diversity for you? Why not check out our posts on Lafleur , Frankfurt, Pachamama, London, or Gruvelageret, next to the North Pole (in Spitsbergen)?

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Plachutta Restaurant, Vienna, our Review

We had heard many good things about this gem of the Viennese culinary scene, but somehow only managed to visit for the first time yesterday. In typical Viennese form, the waiter who guided us to our table did not go to extreme lengths to make us feel welcome, but that’s what you expect in this town. Vienna is our favourite city in Austria and we do love the locals, but it has to be said: they are sometimes a bit rough around the edges, and that’s fine.       I’m from Bavaria, which borders to Austria, and we are said to sometimes lack the effort to go the extra mile too. One of the most popular Bavarian jokes goes: A traveller is strolling through one of the local towns and politely approaches two passers-by, saying in fluent German (Austrians as well as Bavarians speak German as their first language) “Excuse […]

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