Grätzel report – Servitengasse

Neighbourhood stroll in the Servitengasse in Alsergrund

Servitengasse is not only one of the most beautiful streets of Vienna, but it also offers many culinary delights. At the heart of Vienna’s 9th district, Alsergrund, a quiet street, in terms of traffic and true gem awaits visitors to the Danube metropolis. Only a few neighbourhoods of the nation’s capital are this close to “old Vienna”.


Serviten Square hosts a farmers’ market on Saturdays


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Every Saturday, either at the beginning or the end of the street depending on the perspective, a popular farmers’ market is held in the Servitengasse. Especially locals buy their fresh vegetables, fruit and all kinds of other treats to cover their daily needs here. Most of the “Standler” (Viennese for stand-sellers) come from the neighbouring provinces of Lower Austria and sunny Burgenland. The focus at this market is on organic and sustainable products.

During the warm months in particular, the market’s backdrop is truly special. This is because the farmers’ market is located on the small square in front of the Serviten monastery and, as such, directly in front of the beautiful Serviten church, “Maria Verkündung”.


How about something sweet from Xocolat?


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In this branch of the city’s famous shop, “Xocolat Manufaktur”, the hearts of those with a sweet tooth will beat faster. This is the right place for people who like to enjoy sweets on the highest level. Such world-class pralines and chocolate can be found only very rarely in Vienna.

You can, for example, “work” your way through dozens of chocolate bars of highest quality. You can even try out the goods on offer. The chocolate itself is also produced on the premises, and you can observe the master chocolatiers while they create their works of art. Of course, the chocolate reflects the respective seasons of the year: from November, you can buy Santa Clauses, and in spring you can purchase the popular chocolate Easter bunnies. Whoever is looking for a sweet souvenir from Vienna is at the right place here.

Address: Freyung 2, 1010 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Public holidays: midday – 5pm


One of the best coffees in Vienna


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What would a truly Viennese neighbourhood do without a top barista? Of course, there is also one in Servitengasse, the Caffè a Casa. The name speaks for itself, you immediately feel at home or rather like you are in an extended living room. It is comfortable, quiet and, because of its high windows, also very light. This is a perfect spot to watch the bustling street and its residents go by.

There is an extremely wide range of different types of coffee. With every order, for example with an espresso or a kleiner Brauner (an espresso served with a little milk), you are also served a small sweet. The barista, who usually stands behind the bar, will gladly give you advice if needed.  What would you rather have today? A filter coffee or a Ristretto?

Caffè a Casa
Address: Servitengasse 4A, 1090 Vienna
Opening times:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30am – 6:30pm


La Mercerie: Breakfast, Lunch or something sweet


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Small Paris in Alsergrund – this could be the shortest description of the restaurant, “La Mercerie”, at the corner of Servitengasse and Berggasse. Above all during summer with its outdoor seating area, the restaurant appears to be the entrance to Servitengasse and, as such, the doorway to another world in the middle of the Viennese metropolis. It is beautifully furnished and invites visitors to linger, chat, read the newspaper and drink coffee. A bistro totally in the style of the city of love.

If you go there for a cosy breakfast, you can choose various breakfast options, including French baguettes like they are seldom found in Vienna. For those with less time, we recommend the typically French chocolate-filled pastry, pain au chocolat. The delicious eclairs are great accompaniments for the café noisette in the afternoon. Or would you rather prefer a selection of macarons?

La Mercerie
Address: Berggase 25, 1090 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 8:30am – 7pm


Would you like to explore Vienna away from the typical tourist paths? Are you curious to discover the real Vienna? Are you interested in talking to locals over a good cup of coffee? Then go and check out Servitengasse – where you will find a true neighbourhood feeling! And there is so much more to discover than in our overview!


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