Vienna's food scene is undoubtedly one of the best in Europe, from cafes where Freud used to visit to cosmopolitan fusion restaurants that few international cities offer. In this post, I'll talk about 10 best restaurants you should visit in Vienna.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #1. Café Central
I put this one first for a reason; Café Central has been the backbone of the Viennese coffee culture since 1876. Trotsky, Freud, and many other famous figures visited this café.
You'll be amazed by how beautiful the interiors are when you enter the cafe, from the magnificently decorated ceilings to arched poles. There's live piano music daily between 3 to 8:30 pm (except for Tuesdays), so drop by, get refreshed with some beautiful café interior, pastries and music.
Amy's Tip: The line is super long every day, so you should book a reservation beforehand.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #2. Café Landtmann
Located in the first district in Vienna, Cafe Landtmann is the perfect traditional Viennese cafe for brunch. This century-old café was frequently visited by Freud, Clinton, and many more. The café is huge, and it has a shaded terrace perfect for all weathers.
I recommend getting the Kaiserschmarrn and eggs benedict.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #3. Café Sacher (inside Hotel Sacher)
Café Sacher is located inside the five-star luxury hotel in Vienna, and it's famous for the Sachertorte. It has gorgeous red interiors that will make you want to take a million photos.
Franz Sacher created the original Sachertorte (chocolate cake with a hint of orange flavor) in 1832, and his son Eduard Sacher opened the hotel in 1876. Their coffee and cakes are the best I've ever tasted. This is so obvious but you should try the famous Sachertorte when you visit here.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #4. Mariahilferbraeu
The old-fashioned pub offers a wide range of hearty Austrian food, including Tafelspitz and Schnitzel. If you are looking for a down-to-earth local experience, grab an Austrian dish with a couple of beers here!
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #5. Figlmueller
Figmueller is the self-proclaimed "home of the schnitzel," operating since 1905. If you want to try the authentic Viennese Schnitzel, you should give this place a try! The restaurant is more upscale than the pub mentioned above. Additionally, it is usually fully booked, so you should make a reservation in advance.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna # 6. Das loft
Das loft is THE restaurant you should visit if you are looking for a spectacular view while you dine in. It is WAY pricier than most restaurants, so I haven't been there. HAHA Why am I qualified to recommend the restaurant to you then? I've heard from friends who went to school in Vienna that this is the place you take someone special for a date!!
Tip from a Viennese friend: If the dinner is too expensive, but you still want to get the view, try their brunch! 🙂
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #7. Der fuchs und die trauben
Visit this cozy Spanish bar for some delicious tapas while you chat away your evening. Everything at this bar is cute and relaxing, from the pretty plates to nicely decorated food.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #8. Glacis Beisl
Glacis Beisl is a stylish modern restaurant that offers classic and innovative Viennese cuisine, featuring fresh, bio, and local ingredients. Located next to the Museumquartier, it's truly a hidden gem with a gorgeous green garden. Make sure you don't walk past it; you have to walk all the way down the stairs from the main street.
Amy's Tip: You can enjoy the street art on your way to Glacis Beisel
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #9. Mochi
If you are looking for Japanese food, I highly recommend trying out either Mochi or Mochi To go. They have one of the best sushi in Germany and Austria combined. The sushi rolls are classic, with some European twists. For example, they put Gomae (spinach) topping on regular Japanese sushi rolls and serve them with sauces like truffle mayo.
Best Restaurants To Visit In Vienna #10. Dots
If you are into Asian food, Here's another suggestion - Dots: Establishment. They have the most creative sushi I've ever seen in my life. Japanese people might find some of the food shocking, but I found it really interesting and fun.
They have a hip and lively atmosphere, and I saw some customers were visiting just for drinks.
Hope you found this post helpful! I'm a big foodie who makes sure every meal counts when I travel!! I guarantee you'll love my 10 best restaurants in Vienna recommendations.
Comment down below where your favorite restaurant is in Vienna, I'd love for us to share our favs.