Are you looking for your go-to morning cafe in Vienna that makes awesome coffee quickly for when you’re on the go, and that throws in a friendly smile?
On the map below, we’ve pinned atleast 1 cafe in every inner district of Vienna that opens early, has baristas that might even remember your name and usual order after the 2nd visit, and that consistently make top quality coffee, to-go.
PS – don’t forget to bring your reusable coffee cup!
The name of this place says it all. Fenster Café is literally a Window Café. Behind the little window, you’ll find a smiling barista that you can trust with your coffee, whatever be your brew. The crowd here take specialty coffee to a whole new level in terms of the care and skill invested into each cup, plus you’ll find original creations like a ‘marshmallowccino’ and a ‘cornettoccino’ on the menu (a coffee served in an ice cream waffle), which could make for a fun start to your day.
Opening times MON–FRI: 8am–5pm SAT: 10am–5pm SUN: closed
This crowd is super serious about making top quality coffee. To the point where some have reported getting a dose of coffee snobbery from the staff upon their visit. Nevertheless, their quick, their coffee lives up to their obsession and we’ve only experienced friendliness from the baristas behind the counter. Take away a cup of their seasonal specialty coffee, but while you’re waiting for the baristas to whip up your perfect cup, you can admire the Parisian feeling of the neat 1st district passageway that is the Palais Ferstel Passage.
AGGYS may open late in the morning, but its central location and brilliant coffee skills have earned it a place on this list. It’s also open on Sundays, which is a rare thing amongst the other places on this list. AGGYS third wave coffee recently moved locations together with its host museum, the Wien Museum, from Karlsplatz into the MUSA at Felderstraße. Their beans are locally roasted by prem frischkaffee, and their baristas are well trained in the arts of making the perfect cup, and friendliness.
Opening times MON–FRI: 7:30am–7pm SAT: 9am–5pm SUN: closed
Serving sustainable fair-trade coffee out of Kenya, Ethiopia and Brazil, with beans roasted by a artisan German company, you can never go wrong with a cup of coffee at Café Balthasar. You’ll hear many saying that this is the best specialty coffee shop in Vienna. Located in Vienna’s 2nd district, Balthasar will hit the mark with their coffee every time you order. They also tick all the ‘great coffee to-go cafes’ criteria twice – they’re quick, super friendly and will remember your order if you’re a regular.
Opening times MON–FRI: 7:30am–6pm SAT: 8am–1pm SUN: closed
It’s not easy to find quality coffee in Vienna’s 3rd district, but there’s a little organic-obsessed store on Marxergasse called Warenhandlung serving up a quality cup. They’re serving a mean Flat White that you won’t be able to live without and the staff are a friendly bunch (if you get them in the right mood, that is).
Plus, they’ll give you a discount if you bring your own coffee to-go cup. Just sayin’.
Opening times MON–FRI: 8am–6pm SAT: 11am–5pm SUN: closed
Kaffeefabrik is known for preparing coffee that makes you weak at the knees, and also selling their lovely, bubbly beans that are acquired directly from farmers in South America, Africa and India, and roasted in their small outpost in Burgenland. Their little location in the 4rth district will get your coffee to you quick, and in a way that will start your day off with a smile.
Opening times MON–FRI: 7:30am–6pm SAT–SUN: 10am–6pm
The guys and gals at Coffee Junkie are serving espressos and specialty coffee all-stars made of beans sourced from the Berlin coffee roasters, Kaffeekirsche. When ordering your morning espresso you can choose what kind of blend you’d like your barista to work with. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. They’ve got all sorts of coffee variations, from Flat White to Filter coffee. In summer, you’ll also find coffee and tonic and other cold coffee options on their menu. Plus, you’ll feel at home here in no time and we can almost guarantee that the barista will learn your name and your order if this becomes your regular go-to coffee place.
Did we mention it opens early and is even open on Sundays!
Opening times MON–FRI: 7:30am–7:30pm SAT: 10am–7pm SUN: 11am–7pm
Most people know them for their divine cupcakes, however, their coffee game is also super strong. They don’t do any of the fancy specialty coffee stuff, but they’re talented baristas will make you a fine Flat White, or Cappuccino. Plus, they have to be some of the friendliest people running a cafe, in the city.
Opening times TUE–FRI: 8am–7pm SAT: 11am–6pm SUN–MON: closed
Wolfgang Coffee in the 7th district of Vienna is attached to the hip clothing store, QWESTION. They’re serving specialty bean coffee, and their barista game is strong. You could also grab one of their cakes, or pastries to go with your morning coffee. And you can be sure that whoever’s behind the counter, they’ll be hitting you as you enter with a gorgeous smile.
The Austrian coffee bean roaster’s flagship cafe is churning out some wickedly good cups of coffee on a daily basis. It opens early and the staff are known for greeting coffee craving guests with a smile. They’ve got the full selection of coffee you’d expect of a place dedicated to the bean, and their baristas work wonders with the shiny, fancy looking coffee machine.
Opening times WED–SAT: 11:30am–6pm SUN–TUE: closed
Fürth Kaffee, one of Vienna’s few coffee roasters, has a cafe in Kirchengasse serving up crazy good Third Wave Coffee. The Espresso Macchiato is something that will make your pupils widen and your hair curl, just by looking at it. Despite serving good coffee, they’ll serve it to you with that neighbourhood coffee shop kind of warmth.
Opening times MON–FRI: 7:30am–5:30pm SAT: 10am–14pm SUN: closed
The coffee is so good here, coffee nerds seek this place out. Ever since they opened in 2012, they’ve had a steady stream of coffee lovers popping in and out. There’s hardly enough space to stay as the place is as big as a chicken coop, so it’s designed for you to take your coffee to-go. And the coffee’s so good, you’ll see people crowing like roosters on their way out.
Opening times MON–FRI: 7:30am–10pm SAT: 9:30am–10pm SUN: 10:30am–6pm
Jonas Reindl, the hip and vibrant coffee shop on Währinger Straße, is a favourite cafe for many. Whether you’re on your way to one of the university buildings that are close by, heading to work, or whatever that is you’re doing in the morning hours, Jonas Reindl is a great option for a morning cup of coffee on-the-go. They’ve recently opened up their own little roastery in town, so they know their way around coffee. Plus, all the staff are super friendly and look like they’ve come out of some glossy specialty coffee magazine.
Opening times MON–FRI: 8am–6pm SUN & public holidays: 9am–3pm
They’re quick behind the coffee machine and have been one of the most beloved specialty coffee places in Vienna since they opened their doors. Located right across from the Altes AKH university campus, its popular amongst students as a study spot, meanwhile, it’s also a great spot to grab your coffee when you’re on-the-go. Their coffee is consistently glorious and they’re a friendly bunch.