For this week’s episode of We Came, We Ate, We Drank!, we visited the new boutique bakery kid on the block, Öfferl.
We want you to know that we’re giving you 100% independent sneak peeks at these places with a fiercely honest flavour. Nobody paid us to eat here. On this occasion, we thought we’d check out the boutique bakery that’s doing amazing things with sourdough.
The cafe and bakery combo’, Öfferl is located in the first district, on Wollzeile right by the U3 station Stubentor.
Check out the video below, or scan your eyes over the no-bullshit text below (about 1.5 minutes reading time required).
What’s the menu made of: bread. Not just any type of bread, but the fancy kind. The one that you’d like to eat when you want to treat yourself on a shitty day. Or on any other day, to be honest.
In their open-faced sandwich section, they’re actually just naming a bunch of ingredients, but each one will make you go, ‘wow’ when you see them piled up with tasty combos heading towards your table. They’re some of the fanciest looking sandwiches we’ve ever seen.
There are also a few breakfast options, with bread being the lead singer in each. Meaning, the bread is the centrepiece of the breakfasts.
You can also order anything you see in the front cabinet to go along with your coffee,
What did we manage to do while waiting for our food: spent some time looking at the visible paint strokes on the wall and the interesting looking lamps (yup, we spent a considerable amount of our time discussing how we’d actually describe the walls and lamps to you guys and gals. That’s how dedicated – or weird – we are!)
Recommended if you like: fancy sourdough bread, hip places where they just don’t do reservations and you always have to try your luck, indulging yourself in a 6€ loaf of bread, organic ingredients sourced from nearby farmers, knowing the name of the cow that’s made the milk that you’re drinking, pretty food
How would we describe the place to our Oma: it’s a place where you’d take Opa for a nice afternoon cup of coffee and some baked goods after your first district shopping frenzy. Or, if Opa’s feeling a bit hangry already, you’d get him one of these open-faced sandwiches. Oh, and it’s got this industrial, minimalist charm that everybody loves hanging out in at the moment, so don’t expect the typical Viennese coffeehouse Schnickschnack.
The person sitting next to us was wearing: a striped long sleeve shirt and a grey woollen coat.
Perfect for… a brunch with one or two girl- or guy friends (not more, as you might not be able to find a table for so many people), or an afternoon snack when it’s less busy. Supposedly.
Good to know… it’s always busy at Öfferl.