Here’s the low down (or the high up…what do we know?!) on the hottest new restaurants, bars and cafes that have just opened up in Vienna. Don’t you go complaining about not having enough variety in this city, now! 😉 The wining and dining scene in this city just keeps getting better!
Here are 7 awesome new spots that have just opened up in Vienna:
Le Burger – New in Vienna
Where: Copa beach
MON–FRI: 1pm–7pm (minimum)
FRI–SUN: 12pm–8pm (minimum)
and regularly stays open later when the weather is nice
Category: bar, burgers, lunch, dinner
You may already know their burgers from their other locations around Vienna – and if you do, you know they’re damn good – but did you know that they’ve opened a new waterside popup burger bar at the new summer hotspot in the making, the Copa Beach? Well, they have and it has to be one of the most relaxed spots with one of the strongest summer vibes to eat a burger in the city. This is one of the pioneers that are the first to open where the Copa Kagran once stood, and now has been rebranded as Copa Beach. Until the end of September, Le Burger will be serving up their big-ass boutique burgers, and when you’re done stuffing your face with these beauties, you can hit the beach close by and go for a swim.
Shokudo Kuishimbo – New in Vienna
Where: Esterhazygasse 12, 1060
The smallest Japanese restaurant in Vienna, Kuishimbo, just got a younger, but bigger sister (or brother) with Shokudo Kuishimbo. The Numata family, the owners of the noodle bar Kuishimbo, just opened their second location in the former Finkh restaurant in the 6th district of Vienna. Shokudo is Japanese and stands for casual restaurants, or cafeterias. Those of you who know the original Kuishimbo in Vienna, they’ll be in for a surprise because as opposed to the small and subtle noodle bar on Naschmarkt, this location in Esterhazygasse is way bigger and feels like a proper hip restaurant. So if you are oodles for Japanese noodles, you should seek this one out. The menu is rather similar to the one in their first location, so you’ll be in for a Japanese treat!
Ausnahmsweise – New in Vienna
Where: Hofmühlgasse 18, 1060
TUE–SAT: 12pm–6:30 pm
Category: vegan and gluten-free café & bakery
In this small, new café in the 6th district, your enjoyment is paramount. You’ll find a range of vegan and gluten-free cakes, muffins, cookies, and other treats at the counter. They’ve also got a weekly changing lunch menu, and there’s also homemade smoothies, lemonades, and freshly squeezed juices. They’ll get their specialty coffee from the local brand Prem Frischkaffee. Ausnahmsweise is a new delightful and feel-good oasis for those of you who like to treat themselves once in a while (or more often).
Espresso (single shot) = 1.90€
Homemade lemonade (0.25l) = 2.50€
Powerballs = 1.90€
Piece of cake = 3.50–3.90€
Wifi, pay with card, no smoking
Photo © Ausnahmsweise
Peter Pane – New in Vienna
Where: Mariahilferstraße 127, 1060
Category: burger, cocktails
Peter Pane is a German burger franchise which just opened its first restaurant outside of Germany. They’re serving burgers and cocktails on Mariahilfer Straße, just around the corner from Westbahnhof. Connecting Peter Pan with ‘Pane’ (Italian for bread) they intend to show one and all that they never wanna grow up and are eager to learn and improve their concept. The interior focus lies on wood and emits a somewhat hip atmosphere. They offer table service and on the menu, you’ll find a variety of burger, both for the meat lovers and vegans out there. There are four types of bread which are always oven fresh. Plus, they’ve got homemade lemonades and many different cocktails to go with your chosen burger, or salad.
Burger lunch menu = 8.50€
Various beef burger = 6.90–12.90€
Various veggie and vegan burger = 8.50–9.80€
Lemonade 0.5l = 4.60
Cocktails = 8.90€
pay with card, no smoking
Photo © Peter Pane / Abdruck: honorarfrei
Pelican Coffee – New in Vienna
Where: Pelikangasse 4, 1090
SAT & public holidays: 10am–4pm
Category: café, specialty coffee
Pelican Coffee is the newest addition to Vienna’s vibrant Specialty Coffee scene, and if you’re dancing as happily as we do every time one of these islands of happiness pop up in our beautiful city, you should definitely go check the Pelican out (if you’re just into good coffee and not that much into dancing, you should still check it out).
Vedran Sormaz, whom you might know from Süssmund Kaffeebar, and Adam Kovacs teamed up, and after a few months of work, opened their own little coffee shop, offering up not only great quality, direct trade specialty coffee beans (by Süssmund and guest roasters) to take home, and the usual coffee nerd equipment, but also a mean coffee machine where baristas make up delicious cups of Joe.
The shop in Vienna’s 9th district, right around the corner from Alser Straße, and very close to the Altes AKH University Campus, the cafe is spacious for a Specialty coffee café.
Espresso = 2.20/3.20€ (macchiato +0.30€)
Cortado = 2.80€
Cappuccino = 3.20€
Cafe Latte / Flat White = 3.80€
Filter = 4.20€
Croissant = 1.90€
Alma Gastrothèque – New in Vienna
Where: Große Neugasse 31, 1040
Category: restaurant, bistro, café
Alma (a word that mixes the terms alpine and maritime) Gastrothèque is all about tartines and wine. This new bistro in the 4th district created by two people who come from completely different professions, is a passion project – and you can see that not only in the detail-rich interior, but also taste it in the handmade bread creations. The bread is provided by Öfferl bakery, handmade quality, of course. And all other ingredients are favourite products by the owner’s favourite producers – regional, real and ethically impeccable. To offer an example and make your mouths water: Grüne Explosion: raffinierte Erbsencreme mit Schaffrischkäse und Kräutersalat (green explosion: subtle pea-cream with sheep cream cheese and herb salad).
Plus: you can pre-order the creations as vegetarian or vegan versions, and ask for gluten-free buckwheat bread!
Tartines = 8.90–12.50€
no smoking, outdoor garden until 10pm, pay with card
MOMO – New in Vienna
Where: Kirchengasse 25, 1070
Category: pizza, bar, lunch, dinner
Just when you think Vienna has had enough of pizzerias opening up, up pops another. But there’s something different and special about MOMOs. We can see this intimate and funky looking place not just becoming known for its gourmet pizzas (which as of the thick crust, thin base variety) but also as a popular spot to meet friends for drinks. The MOMO crowd say its all about sharing at their pizza bar. As in, you’re encouraged to order a few pizzas on the table to share with friends. Their ingredients also live up to the ‘gourmet’ title and the dough if made out of organic wholegrain flour (also another differentiating detail). You can also wash down your pizza with homemade lemonades, or a great selection of craft beers, while they also have a few Italian cakes and desserts to finish things off. You can choose between getting a tapas-friendly style sized pizza – the pizzette – or a fully grown pizza. You can also make your own pizza topping combo, which is an option we’re crazy about!
Pizzettes range between 5–7.50€
Classic regular pizzas range between 6–7.50€