Vienna is known for its coffee (melange) and cake. Also their famous Wiener Schnitzel. When I visited this beautiful city I started my day with a piece of cake and a melange.
Then there is the Wiener Schnitzel. The two restaurants that are a must try for this national dish are:
The traditional Schnitzel with potatoes and salad is delicious and filling. Make sure to get their grape juice with sparkling water. The grapes are harvested from their own vineyard.
There are two locations. I like the one by the Opera House. Go for the Wiener Schnitzel, it does not disappoint. They start you of with fresh bread and chive butter which is amazing. They also give you a copy of their Schnitzel recipe to try at home. Go for dinner, it’s a lot of food.
After your dinner at Plachuttas, just a 5 minute walk away is the Sacher Hotel. Home of the famous Sacher Torte.
I’m not a chocolate fan, but I LOVE this cake. The café is a little pretentious, but I’ll let you in on a secret. Instead of going to the café, walk into the Hotel and go the lounge. They have beautiful plush couches to relax in while devouring a piece of Sacher Torte and sipping on a melange.
The Onyx Bar is at the top of the DO&CO hotel. It has a stunning view of St. Stephan’s Cathedral and their cocktails are awesome. It’s a great place to chill out and have a drink day or night.
Demel is very touristy but a must. There is always a line up so I suggest going there for breakfast to beat the crowds. They were the bakery for the Royal Family and have been around since the 1700’s. They are a 2 minute walk down the street from Hofburg Palace, so it would be a nice way to start your day with a piece of their walnut cake (my favourite) and a melange (Austrian cappuccino) before heading to the palace.