Top ChoiceCafe in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Kaffeefabrik

It's all about the beans at this small, whitewashed cafe-shop. Its small-batch speciality coffee is roasted in Burgenland to bring out the individual aromas of fair-trade beans sourced from Sumatra, India,...

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Palmenhaus

Palmenhaus

Housed in a beautifully restored Jungendstil palm house with high arched ceilings, glass walls and steel beams, looking through into the adjacent Schmetterlinghaus (butterfly house), the Palmenhouse opens onto a...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in The Museum District & Neubau

Melete Art Design Cocktails

Both an art gallery and a hopping bar, Melete ingeniously pairs changing art exhibitions with inventive drinks. Its 'Africa' exhibition, for instance, featured cocktails like Madagascan Sunrise (vanilla-infused...

Top ChoiceWine Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Meinl’s Weinbar

In the basement of food emporium Julius Meinl am Graben, this wine cellar stocks a vast selection of Austrian wines along with a smattering of international labels. Over 30 wines are available by the glass....

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Blue Mustard

Backlit wood hand carvings of Stephansdom's Gothic windows and a wall-to-wall neon-lit map of Vienna make this one of the city's coolest bars. Sensational craft cocktails vary seasonally, and might include the...

Top ChoiceCafe in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Café Schwarzenberg

One of the last remaining grand Viennese coffee houses on the Ringstrasse, this 1861 beauty has chandelier-lit vaulted ceilings, wood-panelled walls, marble tables and studded leather seats. Secessionist...

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Café Leopold Hawelka

Opened in 1939 by Leopold and Josefine Hawelka, whose son Günter and grandsons Amir and Michael still bake the house-speciality Buchteln (jam-filled, sugar-dusted yeast rolls) to the family's secret recipe, this...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Café Sperl

Café Sperl

With its gorgeous Jugendstil fittings, grand dimensions, cosy booths and unhurried air, 1880-opened Sperl is one of the finest coffee houses in Vienna. The must-try is Sperl Torte, an almond-and-chocolate-cream...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Schloss Schönbrunn & Around

GOTA Coffee Experts

A multiple title holder of Austrian Barista of the year, GOTA is worth a cross-town trip for its third-wave coffee creations made from carefully sourced fair-trade beans. The small, simple cafe, with bare...

Top ChoiceBar in Prater & East of the Danube

Das Loft

Wow, what a view! Take the lift to Das Loft on the Sofitel's 18th floor to reduce Vienna to toy-town scale. From this slinky, glass-walled lounge, you can pick out landmarks such as the Stephansdom and the...

Top ChoiceBar in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Kruger's American Bar

Retaining original decor from the 1920s and ’30s, this dimly lit, wood-panelled American-style bar is a legend in Vienna, furnished with leather Chesterfield sofas and playing a soundtrack of Frank Sinatra, Dean...

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Sperlhof

Every Viennese coffee house ought to be just like the wood-panelled, poster-plastered, fantastically eccentric Sperlhof, which opened in 1923. It still attracts a motley crowd of coffee sippers, daydreamers,...

Top ChoiceBar in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Needle Vinyl Bar

Retro-styled Needle Vinyl Bar has bare-brick walls, mismatched furniture, light fittings made from vintage gramophones, and a vinyl library of jazz, blues and rock to browse before giving the bar staff your...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in The Hofburg & Around

Loos American Bar

Loos is the spot in the Innere Stadt (city centre) for a classic cocktail such as its signature dry martini, expertly whipped up by talented mixologists. Designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos in 1908, this...

Top ChoiceCoffee in The Museum District & Neubau

J Hornig Kaffeebar

Farm-direct beans roasted on-site at this third-wave coffee specialist are utilised in espresso, pour-over, Aeropress, ice-drip and cold-brew techniques to create a perfect cup, which you can pair with locally...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Alsergrund & the University District

POC Cafe

Friendly Robert Gruber is one of Vienna's coffee legends and his infectious passion ripples through this beautifully rambling, lab-like space. POC stands for 'People on Caffeine'; while filter, espresso-style or...

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Demel

Within sight of the Hofburg, this elegant and regal cafe has a gorgeous rococo-period salon. Demel’s specialities include the Annatorte (a calorie-bomb of cream and nougat) and the Fächertorte (with apples,...

Top ChoiceWinery in Vienna

Wieninger

A hidden wonderland with a convivial local atmosphere, Wieninger has a magical lantern- and candle-lit garden draped with vines and a cosy, wood-panelled interior. Enjoy its light, fruity wines (mainly whites)...

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Volksgarten ClubDiskothek

Spilling onto the Volksgarten's lawns, these early-19th-century premises are split into three areas: the Wintergarten lounge bar with vintage 1950s furnishings and palms; Cortic Säulenhalle (column hall), hosting...

Top ChoiceCafe in Alsergrund & the University District

Café Central

Café Central

Coffee-house legend alert: Trotsky came here to play chess, and turn-of-the-century literary greats like Karl Kraus and Hermann Bahr regularly met here for coffee. Its marble pillars, arched ceilings and...