Café Engländer

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Coffeehouse walk through 23 districts

1st district: The café for bohemians

People don’t really go to Engländer for the coffee and cake, it’s more about being part of something. Artists, creatives and ad execs make up the clientèle. Genuinely a place to see and be seen.

Café Engländer

Postgasse 2
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 08:00 - 01:00
    • on holidays - Su, 10:00 - 01:00

2nd district: A taste of Georgia

A gem of a coffeehouse on the idyllic, treelined Praterstrasse boulevard with delicious Georgian cuisine. Lovingly designed by an architect, down to the last detail.

Café Ansari

Praterstraße 15
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 08:00 - 23:30
    • on holidays - Su, 09:00 - 15:00
© Café Ansari

3rd district: For those in the know

A typical Viennese coffeehouse, yet somehow the opposite of its traditional first district cousins: quiet, slightly tucked away, a little careworn and only open during the week.

Café am Heumarkt

Am Heumarkt 15
1030 Vienna

4th district: One for all the generations

Inside, it looks like a cool granny’s living room – with good reason: a group of grandmothers serve slices of homemade cake alongside their life stories.


Schleifmühlgasse 16
1040 Vienna
Coffee house with vintage furniture
© Mark Glassner

5th district: A café with a garden

The Rüdigerhof garden is one of Vienna’s prettiest. The building itself is a monument to Austrian Art Nouveau and the worn yet charming interiors have an appeal all of their own.

Café Rüdigerhof

Hamburger Straße 20
1050 Vienna

6th district: Mirror, mirror on the wall

This beautiful historic coffeehouse is not only a popular hangout for gay men. The huge mirrors – the second largest in Europe after the ones in the Palace of Versailles – are real head-turners.

Café Savoy

Linke Wienzeile 36
1060 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Su - Th, 10:00 - 01:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 02:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 02:00
Café Savoy
© WienTourismus / Peter Rigaud

7th district: The hipster’s choice

A 1950s style espresso bar with original furnishings in the heart of hipster central: little tables, red leatherette banquettes and a curved bar. Guests who aren’t into coffee should try the milk frappé.

Café Espresso

Burggasse 57
1070 Wien
Café Espresso
© Café Espresso

8th district: A real charmer

A traditional coffeehouse close to City Hall with a culinary and aesthetic spring in its step, following its recent renovation. Seemingly unchanged, yet everything’s new.

Café Eiles

Josefstädter Straße 2
1080 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 07:00 - 00:00
    • Sa - Su, 08:00 - 00:00
    • on holidays, 08:00 - 00:00
© Café Eiles/Larra Hensel

9th district: The former post office

A modern café with echoes of a bistro thanks to its eye-catching tiled floor. Breakfast is a trip around the world – just as it should be in a former telegraph office.

Café Telegraph

Garnisongasse 7
1090 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th - Sa, 10:00 - 23:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 17:00

10th district: Social center

Between gallery sessions at the Brotfabrik, art fans can stop off for coffee at Magdas Kantine where people struggling to break into the labor market run the show.

Magdas Kantine

Absberggasse 27
1100 Wien
Magdas Kantine, interior view
© Peter Barci

11th district: Pomp and ceremony

An unusual location for a café, but perfect for a rest after a walk around the sights at the Central Cemetery – featuring treats from the famously delicious Oberlaa patisserie.

Patisserie Kurkonditorei Oberlaa at the Central Cemetery

Simmeringer Hauptstraße 232
1110 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Jan., Feb., Nov. Dec. daily, 08:00 - 16:30
    • Mar., Oct. daily, 08:00 - 17:30
    • Apr. - Sep. daily, 08:00 - 18:30
    • May - Aug. Th, 08:00 - 19:30

12th district: The suburban café

A classic café with lots of local color and a set lunch menu which the Viennese can’t get enough of. Yes, some typical Viennese coffeehouses serve food, too!

Café Raimann

Schönbrunner Straße 285
1120 Vienna

13th district: Well-heeled

The thirteenth district is a particularly well-todo, conservative part of town. Visitors love Café Dommayer, an attractive venue with a beautiful Biedermeier interior where everything is just so. Perfect after a trip to Schönbrunn.

Café Dommayer

Dommayergasse 1
1130 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 07:30 - 20:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Handicapped-accessible restroom (access: 2 steps, waiter will assist, no steps when entering via garden side).

© Österreich Werbung/Harald Eisenberger

14th district: Bike café

A hybrid experience in what was once the Gloriette Kino cinema: Velobis is a bike shop and café-bistro all rolled into one. A purist vibe – with bikes on the walls, yet still cozy.


Johnstraße 1-3
1140 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Kitchen open until 10.00 pm Tu, 12:00 - 23:00
    • Kitchen open until 10.00 pm We, 12:00 - 23:00
    • Kitchen open until 10.00 pm Th, 12:00 - 23:00
    • Kitchen open until 10.00 pm Fr, 12:00 - 23:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 16:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 16:00
    • closed Mo,
    • closed on holidays,

15th district: The Retro Café

A cult café with a 1970s interior has been revamped and is now a trendy coffee house in the up-and-coming 15th district. There are also pool tables.

Café Kriemhild

Markgraf-Rüdiger-Straße 14
1150 Vienna

16th district: The Gürtel café with bowling alley

Café Weidinger is the last remaining coffee house on Vienna's Gürtel and really authentic. It is the polar opposite to the pompous Ringstrasse cafés. The bowling alley in the basement is a hidden gem.

Café Weidinger

Lerchenfelder Gürtel 1
1160 Vienna

17th district: Green with envy

This utterly charming café in a modern timber cabin occupies an enviable location in the Schwarzenbergpark, on the fringes of the Vienna Woods. It is accessible via the Stadtwanderweg 3 hiking trail.


Exelbergstraße 32
1170 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Summer break - see website.

18th district: The book café

The wonderfully refurbished Old Viennese coffee house with a modern touch also functions as a well-stocked bookstore. Drink coffee, buy a book, read it there and then, and enjoy the coffee house atmosphere.

Café Schopenhauer

Staudgasse 1
1180 Vienna
In the Schopenhauer coffee house
© WienTourismus/Susanne Kapeller

19th district: A café with a view

Glazed on all sides, this octagonal café on a hill on the outskirts provides fantastic panoramic views of the city below. The nearby Sisi-Kapelle chapel is also worth a look.

Café Restaurant Oktogon Am Himmel

1190 Vienna
Restaurant on a hill with a terrace in front of it
© Kuratorium Wald

20th district: The café that never was

This is the name given to by the Viennese to the kind of underworld café where you might get caught up in a knife fight (Bauchstich = a stab in the gut). Of course, there is no Café Bauchstich, but for a long time this was the name emblazoned on a vacant building as a joke.

Café Bauchstich
© Martin Dudek

21st district: Pretty in pink

You can always rely on the Aida chain. Even in districts where coffeehouse are in relatively short supply, you are bound to find a branch of this café-patisserie in its distinctive pink retro look.

Aida Schönthalergasse

Schönthalergasse 1
1210 Wien

Aida Floridsdorfer Hauptstraße

Floridsdorfer Hauptstraße 42
1210 Wien

22nd district: Café with 360° views

The Turmcafé at the Donauturm (constructed 1964) revolves on its own axis 170 meters above ground. The whole city glides past as patrons enjoy their coffees. It’s almost like watching TV!

Danube Tower Vienna Turm Restaurant & Turm Café

Donauturmstraße 4
1220 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Turmrestaurant We - Su, 11:30 - 16:00
    • Turmrestaurant We - Su, 18:00 - 22:15
    • Turmcafé daily, 10:30 - 22:30
    • Observation terrace & lift: 10 a.m.-10.30 p.m.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Double swinging doors )
      • Ramp 100 cm long , 118 cm wide , 10 cm high
    • Side entrance
      • 1 Steps (Double swinging doors 180 cm wide)
      • Ramp 510 cm long , 120 cm wide , 17 cm high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 85 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Access to the viewing terrace (150 m): no steps, via elevator, (limit of three wheelchairs permitted on the terrace at one time), there are special ramps (width: 99 cm, height: 25 cm) to enable wheelchair users to enjoy the view over Vienna. Due to company operation restrictions (evacuation routes), wheelchairs are only allowed up to the viewing terrace level (150 m).

      Central floor (165 m): 25 steps up to restaurant (170 m), 25 steps down to the café (160 m). Not wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair users only with companion (1 companion per wheelchair user free of charge). No wheelchair-accessible restroom.

      Seeing-eye dogs (with muzzle and leash) permitted. Strollers must not be transported in the elevators (can be left at the elevator/shop counter).

23rd district: The wine tavern

For the twenty-third district, we are sending you off for “a coffee” at a Heuriger wine tavern in Mauer. Well... better a glass of Gemischter Satz, which is a Viennese specialty – and the ideal choice in this picturesque winegrowing village.

Winegrowing village Mauer

Maurer Hauptplatz
1230 Vienna

Text: Susanne Kapeller

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