A quick guide to the Austrian Capital of Vienna. Read where to eat, sip cocktails and shop your heart out. Sit back and get inspired for your next weekend trip.
On my first visit to Vienna, I was surprised of the intense elegance and beauty of the city. Not only does it hold an intriguing history, which is impossible not to come across at some level; it’s also filled to the brim with cosy cafees, oldschool bars and classy Michelin restaurants. In my opinion, Vienna is the elegant little sister of Paris – without the heavy traffic.
Dine here: Walter Bauer
If you’re up for some genuine, but delicate Austrian food, Walter Bauer might be the right place to dine. It’s not one of those fancy restaurants impossible to enter due to month-long waiting lists, and that’s actually part of its charm. Walter Bauer has been located in the same spot in the old centre of Vienna for 25 years and both locals and gourmet craving tourists come here to enjoy a nice dinner. Walter Bauer has a Michelin star and offers an extensive wine list to choose from. A menu is around 79 EUR.
Sonnenfelsgasse 17, 1010 Vienna
Drink cocktails here: Roberto American Bar
Few Places make cocktails like Roberto! From old-school versions of Singapore Sling and Manhattan to modern twists of Mojito and Cosmo’s – this is probably no 1 place in Vienna to enjoy a drink both before and after dinner. And they’re open everyday from 4pm, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
The bar is tiny offering only limited seats inside, but there’s tables and chairs outside as well. Smokers are allowed inside and the ambience makes you feel like you’re starring in an old-school Hollywood movie. Mad Men meets Harry’s Bar – a cocktail that can’t possibly go wrong!
Bauernmarkt 11-13, 1010 Vienna
Brunch here: Le Bol
Le Bol is a French patisserie and bistro at its best. Cosy atmosphere, small wooden tables and a wide assortment of French cakes and pastries. I went here for breakfast, and even though the place was full – both inside and outside – everything was prepared with love. Le Bol offer different types of breakfast, pies and Salads, and it’s easy to spend hours here sipping cafe au lait and watching people pass by. It’s often full during weekends, so I’ll recommend booking a table in advance.
Neuer Markt 14, 1010 Vienna
Shop here: Natalie Rox
Most women dream of that special pair of heels for that special occasion. Now, they don’t have to dream anymore – or buy shoes that doesn’t fit entirely to their demands! Natalie Rox in Vienna has specialized in custom-made shoes, be it pumps, killer heels, flats or boots. There’s already a vast selection of shoes to choose from, but the fun part is to create your own pair, and it’s quite easy too! You have to choose a certain model, color, material, size and shoe accessories (if any) – and voila! 2-3 weeks later your shoes will be delivered to your home adress. Now that’s an easy way of being stylish!
Zollergasse 2, 1070 Vienna