Coffeehouses Vienna


Pilot recommends:
Café Hawelka (Dorotheergasse 6) – an institution in itself, the Hawelka has been run by Mr. & Mrs. since the end of the 2nd World War. Very dark and smoky, you get a feeling of turn-of-the-century intellectual Vienna.
Kleines Café (Franziskanerplatz 3) – a lovely place to come in summer, as the seating outside is in the pretty Franziskanerplatz. The service is friendlier than many other places and you can get good food here too. The atmosphere is bohemian.
Café Alt Wien (Backerstrasse 9) – Covered in posters advertising everything from concerts to demonstrations, the Café Alt Wien feels like a good place to come if you’re plotting a revolution. It dispenses with the tuxedoed-waiter idea too.


Sausage Vienna

The Sausage Stand

Wurstel mit senf – Classic Frankfurter sausage served with a dollop of sweet (suss) or hot (scharf) mustard (senf) and a semmel, a white bread roll.
Debreziner – a thin, spicy, peppery sausage
Bratwurst – fatter version of the Frankfurter
Weisswurst – meaning ‘white sausage’, this is even fatter than the Bratwurst.
Kasekrainer – a.k.a. the ‘pus-filled’ sausage this is similar to a bratwurst but injected with cheese. Careful when eating as the cheese invariably spurts out everywhere – definitely a favourite.

– although not really a sausage, it’s worth a mention. Most sausage stands sell ‘liver cheese’ – its like a loaf of baked sausage meat and cheese.
A recommended stall to be initiated into the Viennese school of sausage is Wurstelstand Leowhich is situated outside the Blau Stern café, at Doblinger Gurtel 2, 9th District. The lovely Leo will even juggle with his sausage equipment while-u-wait!

Street Food Vienna




Wurstelstand Leo
käsekrainer, bosna, bratwurst, frankfurter or currywurst

The Sausage Stand

Berliner Doner

Mr Flys


The Schnitzelsemmel
(on a bun)
Wiener Schnitzel
“mit oder ohne Zwiebel?” (with or without onions?)

The Leberkäsesemmel

(at butcher shops)