The Naschmarkt is a must for connoisseurs. In the neighboring Freihausviertel, small designer shops, modern galleries and a lively scene deliver urban flair. Schleifmühlgasse is an especially popular place for many galleries and trendy dining establishments to set up shop. On the corner of Schleifmühlgasse/Naschmarkt is the cozy Café Amacord. The Amacord is not only a café, but also a really good restaurant serving classical dishes of Viennese cuisine. For many artists and creative types based in the district, it is an extension to their living rooms.
The next stop in Schleifmühlgasse is the little osteria Acht Ein Halb, offering Italian cuisine. A real institution can be found diagonally opposite: the legendary Café Anzengruber serves a mix of Viennese and Croatian cuisine, is famous for its good beer and enchants with its austere charm. Next door is Szigeti Sektcomptoir. Bubbly from Burgenland's sparkling wine producer Szigeti is poured in the bar.
You'll feel completely at home at the Vollpension as it looks just like a grandmother's living room - only a bit cooler. The vintage furniture, floor lamps and pictures create a comfortable atmosphere. The Vollpension is a generational café: Grandma also stands behind the stove and serves home-baked cake and home-cooked dishes such as roast pork and Austrian 'Krautfleckerl' while telling you her life stories.
The Breakfast Club serves nothing but breakfast, and closes at 2.00 pm. A bit further along at Point of Sale, there's something on throughout the day and evening, although here as well they specialize on breakfast, which is offered on weekends up to as late as 5.00 pm. Babette's is actually a special shop for cook books, herbs and spices, but also serves a menu at lunch time.
From France and Portugal to the Balkans
Another culinary highlight awaits in Schleifmühlgasse: Coté Sud is a small establishment with recommended French cuisine, and also sells delicacies from France. There is also a classic Viennese bistro, or 'beisl', in the vicinity. Everything is agreeable at Ubl: the Viennese cuisine, the atmosphere, the furnishings and the service.
The Lisboa Lounge brings the flavor of Portugal to Vienna. The pretty restaurant serves up great Portuguese cuisine with lots of fish and seafood. Iberian tapas ranging from cheese to the typical "Pata Negra" ham are served at the bar. The Pastel de Nata, the legendary Portuguese puff pastry tartlets with a vanilla filling, are a hit.
If you're looking for the exotic, head for Beograd. This rustic establishment serves Balkan dishes, and visitors can even expect live music on some days during the week. It's an experience with a fantastic atmosphere. The specialty on the menu is the "Burning Hun Sword".
The Freishausviertel also has something to offer night owls: In the evening the Kiosk on Schleifmühlgasse is a trendy meeting point, where DJs set the mood from Thursday to Saturday. The Schikaneder Bar, with daily changing DJs, is connected to a regular cinema and is a popular meeting place for a colorfully mixed crowd. It’s a similar story at the Transporter Bar: DJs also play here, there are ping-pong evenings and occasional small concerts.
There are also exhibitions and cooking events in the fashionable restaurant Zweitbester. The cooking here is done sometimes by Grandma, sometimes by the DJ, with occasional concerts in the bathroom. There's always a big crowd at the chic concrete bar.
Café AmacordRechte Wienzeile 15, 1040 Wien
- daily, 10:00 - 01:00
Acht Ein HalbSchleifmühlgasse 20, 1040 Wien
- Mo - Sa, 11:30 - 15:00
- Mo - Sa, 18:00 - 23:45
Café AnzengruberSchleifmühlgasse 19, 1040 Wien
- Mo - Sa, 16:00 - 02:00
Szigeti Sektcomptoir Sparkling Wine Bar & ShopSchleifmühlgasse 19, 1040 Wien
- Mo - Th, 17:00 - 23:00
- Fr - Sa, 12:00 - 23:00
VollpensionSchleifmühlgasse 16, 1040 Wien
- Tu - We, 09:00 - 00:00
- Th - Sa, 09:00 - 02:00
- Su, 09:00 - 20:00
The Breakfast ClubSchleifmühlgasse 12, 1040 Wien
- Mo, 08:00 - 14:00
- We - Fr, 08:00 - 14:00
- Sa - Su, 08:00 - 15:00
- on holidays, 08:00 - 15:00
Babette'sSchleifmühlgasse 17 , 1040 Wien
- Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 19:00
- Sa, 10:30 - 17:00
Point of SaleSchleifmühlgasse 12-14, 1040 Wien
- daily, 08:00 - 22:30
Coté SudSchleifmühlgasse 8, 1040 Wien
- Mo - Fr, 11:30 - 14:30
- Mo - Fr, 18:30 - 22:30
UblPreßgasse 26, 1040 Wien
- We - Su, 12:00 - 14:00
- We - Su, 18:00 - 00:00
Lisboa LoungeMühlgasse 20/2A, 1040 Wien
- Mo - Fr, 11:00 - 00:00
- Sa, 18:00 - 00:00
BeogradSchikanedergasse 7, 1040 Wien
- Tu - We, 17:00 - 02:00
- Th - Su, 11:30 - 02:00
Kiosk SchleifmühlgasseSchleifmühlgasse 7 , 1040 Wien
- Mo - Th, 18:00 - 01:00
- Fr - Sa, 18:00 - 04:00
SchikanederMargaretenstraße 24 , 1040 Wien
- daily, 18:00 - 04:00
ZweitbesterHeumühlgasse 2, 1040 Wien
- Mo - Fr, 11:30 - 02:00
- Sa, 09:30 - 02:00
- Su, 09:30 - 00:00