A Culinary Paradise – Lower Mariahilfer Straße

Culinary Diversity on Mariahilfer Straße

Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna is one of the largest shopping streets and pedestrian zones in the whole of Austria. It goes without saying therefore, that there is more than enough space for great restaurants and eating establishments. Continuing on from our blog on the topic of culinary delights on the upper part of Mariahilfer Straße, we would now like to dedicate ourselves to lower Mariahilfer Straße. Because here, in culinary terms, there is a lot to discover, in particular in Neubau and Mariahilf.

 

Two ice salons on Mariahilfer Straße

 

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Located almost opposite each other are two of the best ice salons in the city. In Vienna‘s 6th district, Mariahilf, the well-known “Eisgreissler”, while, on the other side of the street, which is actually in the city’s 7th district, Neubau, the Italian cult ice salon, “Paolo Bortolotti”. The Eisgreissler is famous well beyond the city borders for its organic ice-cream as well as for its interesting and unusual flavours.

In Bortolotti, on the other hand, you will discover the finest possible traditional Italian ice cream. But not only ice cream: from espresso to classic Italian cakes and pastries, such as profiteroles or tiramisu, this ice salon provides a taste of the “dolce vita” in the heart of Vienna.

Eisgreissler
Address: Mariahilfer Straße 33, 1060 Vienna
Website: https://www.eis-greissler.at/
Opening times:
Season break until March 2019

Paolo Bortolotti
Address: Mariahilfer Straße 22, 1070 Vienna
Website: http://www.bortolotti.at/
Opening times:
From 15.3.2019
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm
Sunday, public holidays: 9:30am – 10pm

 

Mexican flavours from Max und Benito

 

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Slowly but surely, Mexican food is gaining popularity also in Vienna. Tacos and wraps are particularly suitable as a quick and light snack. And this is precisely what you will discover in Max und Benito, where the dishes are also available to take away. The small establishment, however, is the perfect place to have a break while enjoying tortilla chips and a Fritz-kola. It is light as well as pretty and modern, furnished with great attention to detail.

Max und Benito
Address: Mariahilfer Straße 4, 1070 Vienna
Website: http://maxbenito.at/
Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

 

Eating and drinking in MuseumsQuartier

 

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The world-famous MuseumsQuartier is located at the very bottom of Mariahilfer Straße. In a previous blog, “Museums in Vienna” we already presented the highlights of this part of the city.

But the MQ – the abbreviation for the MuseumsQuartier – also offers a wide range of possibilities in terms of culinary delights. There are a number of highlights which are worth a particular mention, for example, the Café Leopold, where museum visitors as well as lovers of Asian food meet up in a tasteful atmosphere. We especially recommend the gyso dumplings and also the various bowls – with meat or vegetarian.

If you like to go out for breakfast, we recommend you pay a visit to die Halle in the MQ. Here you can choose from a range of different types of breakfast. Nobody leaves this restaurant hungry!

Those who love sweet dishes and coffee should try out the new café in Mumok. The small and, above all – as is only fitting for an establishment in a modern museum – stylish café offers all kinds of cakes and pastries as well as coffee house snacks such as bagels or soup.

One of the smaller restaurants in the MQ is the MQ Daily, which opens early and closes very late. In addition to breakfast, snacks and lunch menus, you can also have a great time here in the evening.

Highly recommendable is also the Corbaci with its solid food and its extensive menu. The interior, in particular, is well worth seeing – look up and you will be amazed by the wonderful ceiling.

Café Leopold

Address: MuseumsQuartier – Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Website: http://cafeleopold.wien/
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 1am
Saturday – Sunday, public holidays: 9:30am – midnight

Die Halle
Address: MuseumsQuartier – Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Website: https://www.diehalle.at/
Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 9am – midnight

Café Mumok
Address: MuseumsQuartier – Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Website: https://www.mumok.at/en/cafe
Opening times:
Monday: 2pm – 7pm
Tuesday – Sunday, public holidays: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 10am – 9pm

MQ Daily
Address: MuseumsQuartier – Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Website: https://www.mqdaily.at/
Opening times:
Thursday – Saturday: 9am – 1am
Monday – Wednesday, Sunday, public holidays: 9am – midnight

Corbaci
Address: MuseumsQuartier – Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Website: https://corbaci.at/
Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – midnight
Sunday, public holidays: 11am – 11pm

 

Oberlaa – Newly opened on Mariahilfer Straße

 

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Worldwide, there is currently a trend to open flagship stores. And not only in the fashion sector but also apparently in the gastronomy sector. The well-known Kurkonditorei Oberlaa recently opened such a flagship store, which is located at the lower end of Mariahilfer Straße. This coffee shop offers exquisite cakes and pastries. From Sachertorte to Punschkrapfen (a classic Austrian pastry with a rum flavour, similar to the French petit four)., which are so popular in Vienna, and Puppenkrapfen (mini Krapfen) filled with apricot jam ‑ a veritable paradise for those with a sweet tooth! In addition to the classic coffee house snacks, there are also somewhat larger dishes at lunchtime.

Kurkonditorei Oberlaa
Address: Mariahilfer Straße 1C, 1060 Vienna
Website: https://www.oberlaa-wien.at
Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm

 

If you are hungry – regardless of whether you only want a snack or a full meal – you should really explore the lower end of Mariahilfer Straße with its numerous eating establishments. Simply stroll around and you are sure to find something to whet your appetite!

 

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