Food and drink
The food is an excellent mix of Mediterranean and local cuisine with lots of seasonal goodies and a choice of fresh fish options that are chalked up daily on the blackboard. The menu alternates weekly with a daily lunch and dinner menu available. There is a huge wine list consisting of around 230 different Austrian whites and international reds, some good cheese selections and plenty of cakes on show in the glass case near the entrance – but don't forget the dessert options on the menu. I've had some really mouth-watering sweets on occasion. And ask staff for advice if you feel indecisive – this usually happens to me.
Breakfast on the terrace is incredibly popular as you can see when you walk by. Try the healthy version: yogurt with fresh pineapple, mint, goats' cheese omelette, a roll, butter and jam – available from 10am - 1pm.
Inside it's very much a brasserie atmosphere, with plain wooden tables and chairs – rightly so, any fancy furnishings would look pathetic inside this Jugendstil jewel. The view from the terrace onto Burggarten - once the Habsburg emperor’s private garden - is beautiful. This is one of the best places in the city for sun-lovers – both inside and out – as the glass and steel construction lets in so much light. It's a great venue in winter too. In summer the terrace is packed with people, the lucky ones get to sunbathe in deck chairs. Part of the same building is reserved for tropical butterflies. If you sit close enough to the glass you can spot some of the enormous colourful ones fluttering up and down.
A young and efficient team work hard to please - I have never been disappointed.
In the heart of Vienna's stunning Burggarten. Enter either through the gate across from the Albertina Museum or from the Ringstrasse passing Mozart's monument.
The healthy breakfast option is 11.50 euros, soups cost 4 euros. Small or large cheese plates cost 6.70 euros or 9.80 euros respectively. Desserts are around 6.50 to 7.50 euros.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out
- Design and architecture
- Nature / wildlife