Vienna and its patisseries
Vienna would simply not be Vienna without its patisseries. The Viennese enjoy spending their Sunday afternoon, drinking a Melange (described by the Julius Meinl coffee company as “one espresso shot served in a large coffee cup topped with steamed milk and milk foam”) and eating a cake or an apricot jam-filled Krapfen (a pastry similar to a doughnut without a hole) or a Punschkrapfen (similar to the French petit four with a rum flavour). Any visitor to Vienna should do the same and experience this special atmosphere. Here we would like to give you some tips for patisseries which are worth a visit.
Sluka at the Town Hall Square
Already at the Imperial period, people met at the Sluka patisserie for coffee and cake. Situated next to the Viennese Town Hall Square, the patisserie is proud of its centuries-old history and the affix to its name: k. & k. Hoflieferant, indicating that it supplied its products to the court in the time of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy. A second shop is located on Kärntnerstraße, amidst many shopping possibilities. But nonetheless, the location at the Town Hall Square has a quite unique atmosphere. However, the coffee and cakes taste just as good in both patisseries.
Conditorei Sluka Rathausplatz
Address: Rathausplatz 8, 1010 Vienna
Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday: 8am – 5:30pm (July & August: 9am – 3pm)
Conditorei Sluka Kärntner Straße
Address: Kärntner Straße 13-15, 1010 Vienna
Monday – Saturday: 8:30am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Oberlaa provides all of Vienna with cakes
Long before Starbucks and other coffee house chains, people would meet each other in one of the many branches of the Kurkonditorei (literally, spa patisserie), Oberlaa. Why spa patisserie? The first Oberlaa patisserie was situated close to the spa region and the Therme Wien (Vienna Spa) in Oberlaa, in Vienna’s tenth district – which gave the patisserie its name. There are now branches in nine districts – from the urban Nachmarkt to the noble Sievering in the district, Döbling. The branch in Josefstadt, Vienna’s 8th district, has a wonderful garden for guests, which is particularly popular with the district’s residents in summer. Oberlaa is well known for its cakes and tarts but the patisserie also offers such specialties as macaroons, confectionery and amazing pralines.
Konditorei OBERLAA Naschmarkt
Address: Naschmarkt 175, 1060 Vienna
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 7:30pm
Konditorei & Restaurant OBERLAA-Sievering
Address: Sieveringer Straße 4, 1190 Vienna
Monday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Konditorei OBERLAA Josefstadt
Address: Josefstädter Straße 31, 1080 Vienna
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 8pm
The Diglas is known and appreciated in Vienna
For more than 100 years, the Diglas patisserie on Wollzeile has provided its guests with cakes and pastries. The original store is only a couple of steps away from St. Stephen’s Cathedral and offers an extraordinary selection of high-quality cakes. In particular the Punschkrapfen are considered to be one of the best in the whole of Vienna. We recommend that you order these sweet pink cubes when you reserve a table. There are now four branches of Diglas in Vienna – three are in the city centre, one, referred to as the Meierei, is located in a park, the Türkenschanzpark. If you would like to visit the Meierei in the summer months, it is best to plan this in advance so you can truly enjoy the garden.
Café Diglas Wollzeile
Address: Wollzeile 10, 1010 Vienna
Monday – Friday: 8am – 10:30pm
Saturday , Sunday and public holidays: 9am – 10:30pm
Meierei Diglas GmbH
Address: Hasenauerstraße 56, 1180 Vienna
Tuesday – Sunday: 9am – 10pm
Winter break: 22.12. – 02.03.2018
The top dog of the Viennese patisseries
In comparison tot he above patisseries is the best known patisserie chain in Vienna which is relatively „young“, being founded in 1913 – Aida. Above all it has become famous due to its somewhat garish design – because everything is very pink! In Aida you can choose an excellent Krapfen or Punschkrapfen to accompany your coffee. The most well known and most popular branch is located directly on St. Stephen’s Square with a view of the Graben and the Haas Haus (a post-modernist building containing shops and a restaurant). The most attractive branch is situated in Kirchengasse, a side street of the Mariahilferstrasse shopping mile. It was recently totally renovated and re-opened in its new retro design, which is reminiscent of the 1950s. Definitely worth a visit.
Address: Singerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna
Monday – Saturday: 7am – 10pm
Sunday, public holidays: 8am – 10pm
Address: Kirchengasse 7, 1070 Vienna
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 6pm
Sunday, public holidays: 9am – 6pm
All the patisseries also offer a take away service, which means you can enjoy the sweet delicacies in the comfort of your checkVienna apartment!