Our 14 favourite new places in Vienna


    New in Vienna since summer

     / December 08, 2016
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            Vienna Würstelstand's  says:
            What's new? Where's worth checking out? These places! A range of new places have been opening their doors in Vienna since the summer of 2016. Here's our 14 favourites:

            Omu – bar & small eats

            Where: Kolingasse 7, 1090

            Category: bar, drinks, after dark, cocktails, good food, DJ music, comfy couches, €€

            Opening Hours
            Wed–Sat: 5pm–2am
            Smokers, pay with card


            A new bar in town – omu – just moved into the cellar one block down from its sister restaurant, Kolin. Featuring elaborate long drinks and cocktails made with fresh ingredients, and the head barkeeper, Felipe’s creative and expert taste, this place also offers a selection of tasty, creative small dishes (like mini burgers) that will give their fill to those of you who always get hungry after the first two rounds of drinks, yet crave quality cuisine instead of nuts and chips. 
            The atmosphere is dark, yet comfy, with a edgy interior design (literally, everything is shaped with straight lines and sharp corners). The music is loud enough to dance to, yet the atmosphere mimics a chilled lounge setting perfect for sitting. The DJ sounds will get you in the mood for more, and the staff is highly attentive and will read your (most intimate) wishes!

            Recommended if you like: fresh new cocktail creations, small-portioned food to go with your drinks, DJ music, parrots

            Bao Bar – A modern Asian diner
            Where: Zollergasse 2, 1070

            Category: eatery, take-away, Asian, Taiwanese, diner, bar, € 

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Sat: 12pm–8pm
            Sun & public holidays: closed
            Non-smokers, pay with card

            Bao Bar on Zollergasse is a small Taiwanese take-away deli that is serving a handful of Bao variations  – an Asian yeast dumpling sandwich. You can choose between a pork belly, chicken or tofu filling (garnished with spices, sauces and vegetables), and add some side dishes like sweet potato fries or soba salad (a noodle salad). 
            There’s about 5–8 seats inside, otherwise just get it to go – it's a great alternative to the dirty Döner.

            Price range
            2 Baos = 6.90€, 3 Baos = 8.90€, Box (2 Baos, fries and ice tea) = 10.90€
            Beer = 3.30–5.90€, Soft Drinks = 2.90–3.90€
            Coffee = 1.90–3.50€, Bao Ice Cream = 3.50€

            Recommended if you like: Asian food, take-away, freshly prepared food, short menus, standing while eating

            Via Toledo Eno Pizzeria
            Where: Laudongasse 13, 1080

            Category: restaurant, Italian, pizza, €€

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Fri: 11:30am–2:30pm & 5:30pm–11pm
            Sat: 5:30pm–11pm
            Sun: 11:30am–11pm
            Non-smokers, pay with card

            via toledo vienna wurstelstand

            Via Toledo is the new pizzeria in town, and it's making quite some noise (like a good Neopolitana Italian should). The place is the lovechild of two of Pizzeria Riva’s former chefs who decided to go their own way on the quest to serve Vienna the best possible version of Vera Pizza Napoletana. They've released some of their secrets about how they're doing this, eg. baking it at a temprature of 485°C in a wood-fired oven for 60–90 seconds. Francesco Calò and Donato Santoro spent the last half a year tweaking their recipe to perfection before opening the doors to their restaurant named after the famous street for pizza in Naples, Via Toledo. There's only pizza on the menu, alongwith a few antipasto options, desserts and drinks – including the best of Italian wines. 

            Price range 
            La Verace (tomato, fior di latte, basil) = 8.90€
            Gennarino (tomato, fior di latte, provola, salami, olives, basil) = 12.80€

            Recommended if you like: Italian food, eating out, good wine, Pizza-only places, judging a pizza place by the quality of its Magherita

            Süssmund Kaffeebar
            Where: currently @ Wipplingerstraße 11, 1010, but will change locations in Jan. 2017

            Category: café, specialty coffee, third wave coffee, €

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Fri: 8am–6pm
            Sat: 9am–6pm
            Non-smokers, cash


            Süssmund is the local micro-roasting house that has had its finger in the pie of the city’s artisan coffee scene since way back, offering one of the best direct-trade beans, and now their showing off their talent for the art of coffee in their new home in the 1st district. It will move out of there by the end of the year, but they'll resettle soon enough. This is the most exciting addition to the city for coffee fan boys and girls in 2016. 
            Check back for updated address details, and read our full review of Süssmund, here.

            Recommended if you like: one of the best coffees available in Vienna, comfy chairs to relax in, magazines to read, croissants and muesli to munch on, sharing expert coffee knowledge, finding your next favourite coffee shop, getting excited about coffee, flat whites

            Where: Reisnerstraße 39, 1030

            Category: Restaurant, French, Bistro Cuisine, €€€

            Opening Hours
            Tue–Wed: 11:30am–2:30pm
            Thu–Sat: 11:30am–2pm & 6:30pm–11pm
            Sun & Mon: closed
            Non-smokers, pay with card

            leontine vienna wurstelstand
            ©Léontine / Christoph Baldinger
            Léontine is a new French restaurant in the 3rd district that is paying tribute to the proud culinary traditions of the country, with a focus on classic bistro cuisine. Meanwhile, they've managed to add a little touch of Viennese Beisl-cosiness to the vibe. Offering a changing 5-course-meal, and a small selection of à la carte dishes, this place plays by the rule: less choice, more quality. 

            Price range
            Lunch menu (starter, main, dessert) = 19€
            Frog legs with potato espuma and truffle = 15.50€
            Lamb with cauliflower and pear = 25€
            Dessert = 8–9€

            Recommended if you like: Haute cuisine, French Bistro food and atmosphere, crispy frog legs, speaking like a Frenchy in English, baguettes and croissants

            Alte Post Coffee
            Where: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010
            Temporary popup shop until summer 2017

            Category: café-store-hybrid, specialty coffee, third wave coffee, popup, furniture shop, €

            Opening Hours (winter)
            Fri–Sat: 12pm–8pm 
            Non-smokers, cash


            Alte Post Coffee is another location brought to you by the city's popular coffee celebrities, Jonas Reindl. As the name suggests, this place is located in the old post office (Alte Post) situated in the city's center that is being used for all kinds of events. They share their space with the famous furniture design brand Thonet and the great guys from the specialty coffee magazine, Standart Magazine. The old interior of the place was mostly restored and combined with the chic and elegant language of the designer furniture that you can sit on when stopping by for one of Vienna’s best coffees. 

            Recommended if you like: hanging out in a furniture shop having coffee, very, very good coffee, the idea of heading to the urban farmer's market, Martkerei afterwards, old and shabby re-purposed venues

            Where: Nussdorfer Straße 7, 1090

            Category: restaurant, Spanish, South American, tapas bar, bar

            Opening Hours
            Tue–Sat: 11:30am–1am (lunch from 12pm, dinner 6pm–11pm)
            Sun & Mon: closed
            Non-smokers, pay with card

            We've always said this city needs more tapas bars (we haven't really, we've never said it in our lives) and it seems that Paco has heard our calls. The typical mixing of small dish tapas is happening here, while all the magic happening in the open kitchen can be witnessed by guests. The calamari will blow your mind, while we're convinced the chorizo could tempt vegetarians to come back to the dark side. 

            Price range
            Croquetas de Jamón = 7.50 €
            Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic prawns) = 8 €

            Recommended if you like: sharing and caring social dinners, chorizo, the sound of the Spanish language

            PAPERBIRD. papeterie
            Where: Löwengasse 17, 1030

            Category: shop, store, papeterie, stationery, gifts

            Opening Hours
            Tue–Fri: 10am–7pm
            Sat: 10am–6pm
            Sun & Mon: closed
            pay with card


            PAPERBIRD. is a neat new stationery oasis by Teresa Scheicher, who fulfilled her dream after studying design in Berlin, and opened her own shop a few months ago, adding a fresh new vibe to the 3rd district’s modest Löwengasse. Everything is pretty here, from paper, to greeting cards, note books, wrapping paper, calendars, origami paper, furniture, interior decor and print art! Be warned: you'll stay here for hours, and spend all of the money you have. Aaaall the pretty paper!

            Recommended if you like: all things paper, stationery shops, shops to spend hours in, typography, all things graphic design, Japanese culture

            Where: Judengasse 5, 1010

            restaurant, take-away, Austrian, soup

            Opening Hours
            Tue–Sat: 11:30am–10pm
            Sun, Mon & public holidays: closed
            Non-smoker, pay with card (no American or Diners)

            We're always happy to see Vienna opening up new takeaway places, and so we were super excited to hear that this particular one stayed true to the Austrian/Bohemian cuisine and are making all the Austrian favourites, to go! Schachtelwirt is the heart of an Austrian tavern reinvented. While most Gasthaus will invite you to sit for hours and eat lunch, this place encourages the opposite. Sounds like a McDonald's for Oma? Well, it's not even close. This allows city workers the chance to pick up a hearty Austrian dish, like a quick soup, Knödel (Austrian dumpling), pork roast, or other seasonally-inspired dishes, when in a hurry.

            Price range
            Onion Soup with croutons = 4.50€
            Pork roat with cabbage and dumplings = 7.50€
            Appel Strudel with granola and vanilla sauce = 6.50€

            Recommended if you like: food, eating lunch in front of your desk, the Austrian cuisine, working in the first district, reinventing Austrian traditions

            IKI – handmade with love
            Where: Am Belvedere 1, 1100

            restaurant, Asian, Japanese, €€

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Fri: 11am–10:30pm (kitchen closes at 9:30pm)
            Sat, Sun & public holidays: closed
            Non-smokers, pay with card

            IKI is a fresh new approach to Japanese cuisine and sushi in Vienna. It’s inspired by the common Japanese canteen, that mixes high quality food, quick and attentive service and, of course, a neat modern Japanese-style interior design. 

            Price range
            Bento Box Lunch Special (curry, salad, sushi & sashimi, soup and rice) = 10.50/11.60€ (veg./meat)
            Edamame = 4.50€, Miso soup = 2.90€, Donburi = 9.80–12.00€, Ramen = 9.50–10.50€, Sushi Rolls = 10.00–13.00€
            Beer = 2.90–4.80€, Cocktails = 8.50€

            Recommended if you like: Asian food, freshly prepared food, stylish interior, neat food arrangements, jumping aboard the sushi train, eating with chopsticks

            Where: Landstraßer Hauptstraße 74, 1030

            Category: delicatessen shop, restaurant, eating out, bakery, €€€

            Opening Hours
            Restaurant: Mon–Sat: 8am–10pm
            Shop: Mon–Sat: 8am–8pm
            Non-smokers, pay with cards

            Cheese in a thousand varieties – golden, blue, yellow – all beaming up at you from a glass showcase, neatly stacked in a way that reminds us of a Swiss mountain landscape. Next to the mountains are piles of premium prosciutto, salami and other meaty treasures. Stepping into Lingenhel – a cheesy new place uniquely producing their own cheese out back – is like taking the first steps on a gourmet food journey. Find our article about this place here

            Price range
            Espresso = 2.10€, soup/salad = 8€, Beef Tartare = 16€, main course (meat or fish) = 16–24€, goat cheese (produced in-house) = 10€
            Lunch: soup/salad = 3.90€, main course (fish or meat) = 12€, veggie dish = 9€

            Recommended if you like: splurging on food, buying the best quality, spending a lot of money on good food, finding happiness in cheese, giving cheesy grins

            Viu Eyewear x We Bandits
            Where: Neubaugasse 36, 1070

            Category: shop, clothing store, glasses and shades, €€€

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Fri: 10am–7pm
            Sat: 10am–6pm
            pay with card

            Since 2012, the beautifully currated fashion store We bandits by Sophie Pollak has been making Vienna more stylish and funky with their cutting-edge clothes, shoes and jewellery. This year, the successful shop has opened up a second store in the 7th district in partnership with Viu eyewear, who are clearly taking over Vienna's fashion scene with handpicked Scandinavian and Korean eyeglasses designs.

            Recommended if you like: standing out, being at the fashion forefront, decorating yourself with funky accessories, stylish affordable fashion, discovering Vienna's fashion scene

            Wirr am Brunnenmarkt
            Where: Yppenmarkt, 1160

            Category: bar, bistro, rooftop

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Sat: 9am–11pm

            We just love when legendary bars decide to give birth to another. The legendary bar WIRR in the 7th district has a younger, hipper clone that opened up this summer. This stand out new addition to the 16th district's popular Yppenplatz market square drew crowds every night during the summer months. The rooftop terrace offering a view into neighbouring building's windows is its major attractive feature, while the insides, well dressed with furniture and big windows, is a nice spot to meet over drinks. The menu is full of international dishes, and is made of organic ingredients. 

            Price range 
            Wirrer burger = 10.40 €

            Recommended if you like: 
            sitting outside when wining and dining, well-priced bars and bistros that are a perfect mix for a drink and a bite to eat

            Kuro – udon restaurant & bar
            Where: Burggasse 18, 1070

            Category: Asian cuisine, Japanese, noodle soups

            Opening Hours
            Mon–Sat: 5:30pm–11pm
            Sun: closed

            © Kuro

            The Japanese noodle soup, Udon, is one of those Asian dishes that has somehow jumped on the wave of trending Asian bites happening accross the hipster world. And we're all the richer for it. Kuro is a handsome new restaurant dedicated to this dish, which they don't only do a tasty version of, but boy, are they pretty. They also serve up several different types of sushi combinations. The atmosphere is a mix between laid-back, but up-beat, while the staff is young, beautiful and friendly. 

            Recommended if you like: Japanese cuisine, noodles soups, slurping your meal, sushi, the saying 'Arigato, Mr Robato,' bowing when you meet somebody

            Cafe Bitter Mendez
            Where: Karlsplatz 2, 1010

            Mexican tapas, cocktails, bar, after dark, coffee, breakfast 

            Opening hours
            Mon–Thu: 10am–10:30pm
            Fri: 10am–12am
            Sat: 12pm–1:30am

            © Bitter Mendez

            This new bar and cafe, with it's Mexican-Santa-Muerte-inspired decor, is sitting quietly just waiting to be discovered. And when it is, we know it'll be a hit. The Hungarian owners opened this place at the end of summer after successfully running a famous bar back in Budapest. And we can understand why they earned themselves fame back home - their attention to detail and original touch to the design of the place is responsible for this new unique night spot and cafe's inevitable fame in Vienna. Quality coffee and cocktails are served up, alongwith bite-sized tapas. And the service is so personable, you'll feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. 

            Plus: at the start of next year, a back room to the place with be revealed where a new club will be add another original party spot to the city.

            Recommend if you like:
            Mexican design and tapas, good time vibes, high quality service in a casual setting, attention to detail in the places you drink, places where you're made to feel at home

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            New in Vienna since summer

             / December 08, 2016
                  • Are we missing any new places in Vienna that you love in this list? Let us know on Facebook, or leave a comment below!