Don’t just eat while in Vienna, dine! And dine in style. The Austrian capital is known for its architecture and design, but don’t simply take a picture of it during the day – feast (or have a cake and coffee break) in one of these truly ‘designer’ eateries.
Loos American Bar
Adolf Loos is one of the foremost names in Viennese architecture. After an inspiring visit to the US, of all the structures that he could have built, a bar is what he chose. The Loos American Bar is compact, timeless and sophisticated, showing off Loos’ love of luxury and fine lines.Loos American Bar Kärntner Durchgang 10
For a more updated place designed by Viennese architects head to the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK) and their restaurant, Österreicher im MAK. Using a classic Viennese restaurant as their starting point, the architects dangled gorgeous chandeliers from above with contemporary furnishings on the floor. Chefs keep the modern vibe going from the kitchen, offering fresh takes on traditional cuisines with a focus on regional products.Österreicher im MAK Stubenring 5
For a more imperial Viennese coffee, stop by the gorgeous Art Nouveau Palmenhaus, easily one of the city’s most beautiful cafes. Originally a greenhouse built in 1822, it was redone in 1901 and this is the structure you are visiting today, one of the best examples of Jugendstil greenhouses probably in existence. You can enjoy a greenery filled homemade pastry during the day, or visit in the evening for a glass of wine or dinner.Palmenhaus Burggarten 1
While a couch isn’t the best choice for a souvenir, you may find yourself re-evaluating your baggage limit after visiting das möbel. Going in for a coffee, you are actually giving the furniture a test sit – the pieces in this café are original, and for sale. Innovative designers are picked to produce and display their best designs, meaning the lamps, tables, chairs, coatracks, etc. are constantly changing, no two pieces are alike and everything is available to buy.das möbel Burggasse 10
Photos courtesy of: Loos Bar – Marcus Trimble @Flickr Österreicher im MAK – Ayaaa @Flickr Palmenhaus – Stephen Coles @Flickr courtesy of das möbel