I believe, that breakfast is not only the most important but also the best meal of the day. Although I always start the day with breakfast at home, I also love having breakfast at a café or restaurant, where I can choose from so many different options. And since there are so many cool breakfast spots around Vienna, I put together a list with my favorite ones, which you shouldn’t miss.
Motto am Fluss is probably one of my favourite breakfast spot in Vienna. It’s not only nearby my flat and located right next to the Danube canal and Schwedenplatz, but also its appealing interior design – and not to forget the terrace – makes it the place to be in Vienna. Furthermore, the breakfast menu offers everything a foodie is looking for, while they serve one of the best cappuccinos in town as well.
Must-tries: „Heimathafen“, superfood granola
Sperling is currently one of my favorite places to go for breakfast – not only as it is just a few steps away from my apartment but has a great variety of different yummy breakfast dishes. A big plus is also their service and their terrace.
Must-tries: Shakshuka, (veggie) Egg Benedict, All In breakfast
Stepping into Adlerhof feels like you’re taking a trip back in time. Because the café impresses with its extraordinary design, which reminds you of a traditional Viennese café back then. Yet, that’s not all: the breakfast menu is also great and offers everything you need to start the day.
Must-tries: Mr. Egg Benedict, Fluffy Oatmilk Pancakes
The museum café is located at the Volkskundemuseum in the eighth district, and a popular place for breakfast and brunch. Offering a wide range of different breakfast dishes, including several vegan and vegetarian options, it’s also a great place for coffee and homemade cake.
Must-tries: Naschmarkt, Elvis lebt
This café has probably one of the best breakfast menus in town, and they serve it all day long. Whether sweet or healthy, a breakfast combo or special sandwiches – every breakfast lover is sure to find something here. Plus, they offer a large number of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Must-tries: Spicy Mango Avocado, Vegans don’t bite
Salonplafond is not only a great place to go to for breakfast or brunch but also the ideal place to stop by before or after a visit to the MAK museum right next door. Their breakfast menu includes various dishes served on the restaurant’s homemade sourdough bread and brioche, which is served daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Must-tries: (Veggie) Croque Madame with farmer’s fries, Lebenskünstler*in, Arme Ritter
With its colorful mix of furniture, plants, and decor, cafemima at Karmelitermarkt in Vienna’s second district invites you to linger – no matter what time of the day it is. On their breakfast menu, you find everything for the sweet and savory teeth desires, and you need to start your day right.
Must-tries: French toast, vegan breakfast, mima breakfast
Looking at Café Telegraph’s breakfast menu is like going on a trip around the world because, besides the classical dishes, they also serve Polish, Russian, or British-inspired food. It’s a place where tradition meets modernity, and people meet new cultures.
Must-tries: Green Shakshuka, Avo Toast, Syrniki
Serving „simply good food and drinks“ each day, Dogenhof also offers a large à la carte breakfast on weekends and public holidays until 4 p.m. Yet, the restaurant impresses not only with its tasty dishes but its Viennese coffeehouse interior style. So, this makes it definitely worth a visit.
Must-tries: Viennese breakfast, bread with chives
The café Figar, located in an alley of the shopping street Mariahilfer Straße in the seventh district, serves breakfast weekdays until 3 p.m. and on weekends until 4 p.m. On their breakfast menu, you will not only find an extra section for organic egg dishes but also several breakfast packages.
Must-tries: Egg benedict, french toast
Öfferl is a bakery located in the first district selling one of the best bread in town. But at their cafe, they also serve organic breakfast from Wednesday to Sunday until 3 p.m. Thereby, the dishes not only catch one’s eye but are also super delicious. And while prices are a bit higher compared to other places, you won’t regret stopping by here.
Must-tries: Süßes Bio Frühstück, Bio Bäckerfrühstück
Klyo is located near Schwedenplatz in the Urania building and has a very appealing interior. But the café also has a terrace overlooking the Danube canal, where you can enjoy your food or drink on sunny days. On their breakfast menu, you find a great variety of sweet and savory dishes, which are served all day long. So you can even stop by there for breakfast at dinner time.
Must-tries: „Das Grüne“, „Das Geräucherte“, vanilla pancakes
NENI am Prater is one of the newer brunch places in town. While it has a rather small breakfast menu, there’s something in for everyone. Plus, they serve you a great view over the Wiener Prater (amusement park) together with your food.
Must-tries: Green Shakshuka, Salted Caramal Pancakes
ERICH is the ‚little brother‘ of café ULRICH and is only a few steps away from there. On the breakfast menu, you can find traditional but also Mexican-inspired options, like the breakfast taco or the huevos rancheros. But the café also offers individual breakfast packages, where you can choose a base (vegan or eggs) and then add extras and topics.
Must-tries: avocado toast with poached eggs, açai bowl, benny eggs
If you’re looking for the best avocado toast in town, you’ll find it at ULRICH located at St. Ulrichsplatz in the seventh district. Typical for the district, also the café is a hip and popular breakfast spot in Vienna and very crowded on weekends. During summer, you can also sit outside at the café’s patio and enjoy your food in the sun.
Must-tries: avocado toast, pancakes, „Tabula Rasa“
The breakfast served at Hidden Kitchen Park is slightly different. Particularly impressive is the café’s design and interior, which is complied from various models of old furniture. Although you have to place your order at the counter first, the friendly staff serves food and drinks then. They even get creative with their breakfast plates, for example, by serving the soft boiled egg with a mini salt shaker and a scissor for cutting the cress.
Must-tries: „das böse Mandel-Nougart-Croissant“, greek yoghurt with homemade granola, „Wiener Stadtpark“
„Alles Bio“ (English: everything organic) is Joseph Brot’s slogan in the third district. On the breakfast menu, you can find everything you need for a great start to the day, no matter if sweet or savory, healthy or heavy. All ingredients are 100 % organic and from local producers and farmers. And if you’ve been there once, you want to come back again, I promise. Also, if it’s only to get the best bread in town for your breakfast at home.
Must-tries: „Stadtpark Frühstück“, Pur Pur Bircher muesli