Off The Beaten Path
After a night that did not want to end this coffee house opens its doors at 4am. A Wiener Schnitzel for breakfast and the newspaper fresh off the press may not be everybody's liking, but some just don't want to go home.
Linke Wienzeile 22, tel. 587 85 80.
A heavy spot in the Bæckerstrasse close to the Bermuda Triangle. Meeting point of artists and the left half of Austrian politics. The proper place for the famous last glass after a long night in Vienna bars.
Bæckerstrasse 6, tel. 512 52 22
Nothing has changed in this place since the 50s when it had its heydays. The same floor, the same tables, and the same hostesses; two unique characters who already kicked out a federal chancellor or two. Self-service.
Heumarkt 25, tel. 712 53 10
A place without a menu, where actually most people are acquainted somehow, everybody talks to each other, most of the time someone sits at the piano and plays. A genuine spot for communication. The food is unspectacular but well prepared.
Gardegasse 2, tel. 526 96 78.
One of the oldest Yugoslav restaurants of Vienna, adjacent to Stadtpark. You really feel as if you were in another country, the authenticity is amazing. A favorite among American guests of the hotels close by.
Am Heumarkt 5, tel. 713 71 02.