Typical hipster cafés in Vienna
Hipster has become a term known to almost all of us. It describes someone or something that is trendy, stylish or progressive in an unconventional way. Hipsters are people who can be recognised by their individual way of dressing as well as by their choice of profession, such as web designer, fashion designer, blogger and influencer. Furthermore, they frequent particularly cool and stylish cafés and restaurants. The food can, of course, be organic and vegan, the coffee to go tastes better when trade-fair and soya milk for a chai latte to go is a must. In Vienna, due to its long-established coffee tradition, there are many diverse coffee houses and coffee shops for every taste. Here we would like to tell you about the establishments which are particularly popular with hipsters.
One of the first hipster hotspots in Vienna was and is “Das Möbel” (literally „The Furniture“). A particularly pleasant place, really close to the Museum Quarter in the city’s 7th district. Here you will not only find snacks, an excellent breakfast and exquisite coffee but also an amazing interior. Fans of high-quality interior design will feel totally at home here. And to top it all, everything, from furniture to plates, can be purchased on the spot.
Address: Burggasse 10, 1070 Vienna
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – midnight
Thursday – Friday: 9am – 1am
Saturday: 10am – 1am
Sunday: 10am – midnight
Café der Provinz
A veritable institution in Josefstadt (8th district in Vienna) is the “Café der Provinz”. Here there is Fairtrade coffee, organic beer and wholemeal crêpes. These crêpes are also the ultimate highlight in this small, somewhat hidden café. The crêpes are freshly prepared and can be ordered as sweet or savoury. In summer, a scoop of ice-cream can be added to the sweet varieties – these can be enjoyed in the small but pretty garden with a great view of the Piaristen Church.
Café der Provinz
Address: Maria-Treu-Gasse 3, 1080 Vienna
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 11pm
The concentration of hipster establishments is higher in some districts of the city than others. The greatest number are located in the 6th district, at the Naschmarkt and in the 7th district. On Gumpendorfer Straße, when travelling into the city, you will discover many hipster cafés, including the “phil”. In addition to meals, breakfast and coffee, you can also go shopping here. The concept of “café and shop“ is brought to life here. You can buy, among others, furniture, books, films and LPs in a relaxing living room atmosphere. In the evenings there are also readings, DJ events and/or smaller concerts.
Address: Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12, 1060 Vienna
Monday: 5pm – 1am
Tuesday – Sunday: 9am – 1am
The “Coffee Pirates“ opened its doors a few years ago close to the University Campus of the main University of Vienna – referred to as the “altes AKH“ by locals. Here coffee lovers will find everything that their hearts desire: the coffee beans are selected and prepared consciously. The roasting takes place directly on the premises. From Ristretto to a cup of filter coffee or a cold brew coffee ‑ all your wishes will be fulfilled (at least in terms of coffee!). The café has a very friendly atmosphere with its walls of light wood – you will definitely want to spend some time here relaxing and enjoying the decor. When the weather is good, you can even sit in the outside area which is directly on Spitalgasse.
Address: Spitalgasse 17, 1090 Vienna
Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 3pm
In several districts of Vienna – in particular, Mariahilf, Neubau, Leopoldstadt, Wieden and Margareten – you will find a great number of hipster coffee shops and restaurants as well as very individual shops.