Food and drink
A hearty breakfast is available from 7.30 – 11.30am and there are a few options: the classic Wiener Frühstück includes tea, coffee or hot chocolate, butter, conserves and a soft boiled egg; the extended version comes with ham, cheese and fresh orange juice. The Franz Landtmann breakfast, named after the first owner, is available until 3pm and includes a serving of fresh fruit, yogurt, ham and cheese.
Soups, salads and classics such as wiener schnitzel are on the enormous menu, besides dishes like pike-perch, duck and grilled shrimp with couscous. All the desserts come from the family bakery, following old, handed-down recipes and all made with fresh ingredients.
Almost everything about this Ringstrasse café with snug upholstered booths, dark wood panelling, brass chandeliers and starched tablecloths is grand - except the modern glass extension that shocked quite a few of the regulars but certainly added sorely needed space to the often overcrowded interior. As soon as weather permits, the outdoor terrace beckons.
The waiters, or Herr Ober as they are known in Vienna, are among the best you'll find anywhere in the city, many of them have been here for decades. A recently-retired staff member, Herr Robert, was given a full-page newspaper write-up in gratitude for over 40 years of dedicated service.
Landtmann enjoys a prime position on the Ringstrasse opposite three monumental buildings - Burgtheater, the University and Rathaus.
I like the fact that you can choose between small or large soup servings at 4.50 euros or 6.90 euros. Breakfasts cost between 8 and 14 euros, main courses 10.50 -19.80 euros and desserts are 4.50 – 9 euros.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- People watching
- Special occasions