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A colourful, newly fashionable district is springing up around Brunnenmarkt, a little further from the city centre, in Ottakring (16th district). The market exudes South European flair. Numerous artists have set up shop in the surrounding area, making Brunnenmarkt and nearby Yppenmarkt one of the most electric neighbourhoods in the city today. Some of Vienna's most exciting restaurants have opened around Yppenplatz. Crunchy vegetables, fresh fish, exotic spices and fair prices, combined with the multicultural activities on the Yppen Market ensure a creatively relaxed atmosphere.
Café C.I. was one of the first restaurants to open at Yppen Market, which has existed since 1897. It quickly became a meeting place for people from all over the world, while the area in front of it became a summery garden for guests. Since then, one restaurant after another has opened at Yppenplatz and the district around the market has become a meeting place for the young, creative scene. Right next door to Café C.I., the cooking is organic and creative in the Rasouli.
Across, the piazza, the gaze drifts to the trendy meeting place An-Do. Lots of glass, simple modern architecture, good service and a tried and tested culinary offering define this restaurant. Diagonally opposite is the An-Do Fisch. Glass and metal also dominate the architecture here. With its excellently prepared fresh seafood and fish, it also impresses the most fastidious of guests.
At La Salvia, the focus is on delicacies from Trieste and Istria, be they pasta, sausage or wine. Inside this market stand are a few seats - in the summer a sidewalk café is added. Also housed in a former market stand is the Einraum, where a mix of Asian and European trend cuisine is offered and over a thousand origami cranes whirr on the ceiling.
Along the Yppenplatz is Wetter, a former launderette, which Raetus Wetter has turned into one of the most exciting new restaurants in the city. He integrated visual defects into the concept, laid a rubber floor and installed a bar in an industrial design. But the most important part is the cuisine: Wetter cooks Ligurian food, in a way that is rarely found north of the Alps. The Dellago also specializes in Italian cuisine. The Kiang Winebar on Yppenplatz is a Chinese mini-restaurant serving great food and equally great wines.
A classic is the Restaurant Kent, whose traditional Turkish fare and large garden attracts not only card-playing Turks but also the young “in-crowd”. One of the most remarkable pavilions at Yppenmarkt is Staud’s delicatessen where Johanna Staud has been selling jams and pickled vegetables since 1947. Her son Hans has sensitively revamped the Staud brand, making it synonymous with quality preserves.