Culinary in Vienna

Pleasure as far as the eye can see

Vienna’s food is a reflection of its history as a multicultural melting point. A quick snack, a sumptuous dinner, international cuisine or a visit to a traditional “Heuriger” – whatever it is, you will find it in Vienna! Here are some of our favourites.


Coffee house tradition for many years

Coffee in all its many varieties can be found in towns and cities around the world, but here in Vienna we celebrate coffeehouse culture like no other place on Earth. It’s not just about good taste but also about a certain attitude to life. Settle down on a velvet sofa, order your favourite coffee, grab a newspaper and enjoy the moment.


  • La Mercerie in Servitenviertel
  • Café Francais
  • Café Konditorei Ingrid Bürger


  • Café Central
  • Café Landtmann
  • Jonas Reindl
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Viennese restaurants

Traditional cuisine

Viennese inns, pubs and traditional restaurants have long been institutions of the city. The Viennese charm can be felt as soon as you enter, and after a short while you can taste it on your plate with traditional dishes. What would you like? A Wiener Schnitzel, goulash with Bohemian dumplings or a hearty meat broth?


  • Reznicek
  • Servitenwirt
  • Pramerl und der Wolf
  • Stomach
  • MAST Weinbistro


  • Zum schwarzen Kamel
  • Zum weißen Rauchfangkehrer
  • Zum Friedensrichter
  • Plachuttas Gasthaus zur Oper
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Restaurants & Cafés to go

Quick snacks for busy people

If you’re in Vienna on business, you won’t always have time for a sit-down meal. There are lots of places in the city that offer snacks and drinks to take away.


  • Caffé a Casa, Rösterei & Kaffeebar
  • Naschsalon: Süßes und Pikantes
  • Suppenwirtschaft
  • The 1090


  • Zuppa
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The tradition of the “Heuriger”

Good food with good friends

What the pub is to London, the Heuriger is to Vienna – warm, cosy, welcoming and a place where you can be sure to get a good beer and a hearty meal. Vienna’s many Heuriger are as important to the city’s history and cultural fabric as Saint Stephen’s Cathedral. Make sure you pay a visit to one next time you are here.

  • Wieninger am Nussberg
  • Heuriger Schübel-Auer in Nussdorf
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International cuisine & fine dining

Top cuisine for a memorable experience

Vienna is home to a number of fine dining restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. International creations paired with exclusive wines make for a memorable dining experience.

  • Mraz & Sohn
  • Konstantin Filippou
  • Fabios
  • Silvio Nickol
  • Tian (vegan)
  • Motto am Fluss
  • Restaurant Le Salzgries Paris
  • KIM Kocht
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Vegan specialities

Plant-based dining

Guests who consciously avoid meat and animal products will find plenty of vegan eateries in Vienna. There is a range of bistros, restaurants and pop-ups serving plant-based delicacies.

  • Restaurant Schubert
  • Tian
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You should definitely try these culinary highlights in Vienna

The Austrian capital is located in the heart of Europe and is therefore exposed to many culinary influences from Turkey to Italy and Germany. Whether in a café, restaurant or at the market – discover the culinary highlights of Vienna.

Wiener Melange und Verlängerter

Wenn Sie die Wiener Kaffeehäuser besuchen, kommen Sie an den beliebten Kaffeespezialitäten natürlich nicht vorbei. Enjoy a Viennese Melange – an espresso with hot milk and foam, or a Americano – a dark espresso stretched with hot water.


A must for chocolate lovers! The Sacher cake consists ofa chocolate dough filled with apricot jam (apricot jam) and covered with a delicious chocolate glaze. Only the Sacher family knows the original recipe – but there are many imitators. Sacher are also a popular culinary souvenir from a vacation in Vienna.


Another sweet culinary highlight is the Viennese apple strudel. In every café you will find the Austrian national dish – similar to the croissant in Paris. The thin and crispy puff pastry envelops the cinnamon-soft filling with fragrant apples – to which is added vanilla sauce and powdered sugar. A poem!


Whether as a dessert or sweet main course – the Kaiserschmarrn is on everyone’s lips. It is said to have been first served to Empress Sisi in the 19th century. The “torn” pancake is traditionally served with powdered sugar, applesauce or plum roast and sometimes raisins.


Wiener Schnitzel mit Erdäpfeln

Another culinary tourist attraction far beyond Austria’s borders is the Wiener Schnitzel. Crispy is prepared wafer-thin veal, breaded with breadcrumbs and fried in clarified butter. This is usually served with potato salad (Erdäpfelsalat) or parsley potatoes (Petersilerdäpfeln) and green salad.

Tafelspitz mit Merrettichsoße

A popular Sunday meal in Vienna includes beef Tafelspitz with horseradish sauce. The dish became famous thanks to Emperor Franz Josef, who brought Tafelspitz to the imperial table, usually in combination with cabbage or kohlrabi, onions and bread, and carried the trend on to the upper middle classes.


International culinary delights at Vienna’s Naschmarkt & Kutschkermarkt markets

If you want to discover international culinary delights in Vienna in addition to Austrian cuisine, you should take a trip to the Vienna Naschmarkt. Over 120 stalls and eateries offer a huge selection of culinary highlights from all over the world.


For those who prefer something a little more contemplative, take a look at the Kutschkermarkt – here 18 market stalls with fine delicacies and fresh food from regional farmers await visitors.


Delicious start to the Vienna vacation

Experience the Austrian culinary capital in our comfortable hotel The Harmonie Vienna. In the middle of the beautiful Servitenviertel, the former theater house offers French chic, cozy rooms & suites, and a rich breakfast buffet with a large selection of organic and vegan products.