Ahhhh, brunch. Celebrated in many places with fruity Mimosas, delicious egg dishes and decadent french toast. While "bottomless brunch" has been an American institution for a long time and has even made it to the London by now, brunch in Vienna is still somewhat of a new thing. A couple of years ago, no one knew the difference between Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine, and when it comes to alcohol at brunch, we like to stick to Prosecco or Bloody Mary's.
Still, there's a few amazing options to choose from - whether you're a fan of a YUGE all you can eat spread or á la carte, whether you're looking for vegan or boozy options. Here's a list of our favorites - you'll definitely find us here a lot of times on a sunny Saturday!
1. Ando, 1160 Vienna
Even though Yppenplatz is a little away from the city center and it's not in the prettiest of neighborhoods, it's a total gem in our book. At Ando, they serve Turkish-Austrian dishes such as the Halloumi Breakfast (two eggs sunny side up with grated Halloumi cheese on top, served with pita bread, avocado spread and tons of veggies!) at a really great price. Sitting outside for a few hours also makes for excellent people watching! Just note that An-Do is not open on Sundays or public holidays, unfortunately. In that case, just hop over to Rasouli which is equally as delicious!
2. Brickmakers, 1070 Vienna
Set right in the middle of the trendy 7th district, surrounded by fashionable bars and people, Brickmakers is definitely worth a visit. It's actually one of those "from pop-up to permanent" restaurants which serves delicious BBQ & has an amazing selection of beer too. A few months ago, they decided to serve brunch on the weekends and BOY ARE WE HAPPY ABOUT IT! Apart from the usual suspects, you can enjoy a pulled pork sandwich or southern fried chicken (because #whynot) and finish with a pecan pie. Yum, indeed!
3. Labstelle, 1010 Vienna
If you're looking for something special, Labstelle is the way to go: On Saturdays, they offer "Flying Breakfast", which means there will be lots and lots of small plates making their way out of the kitchen onto your table, from classic Austrian breakfast dishes to exquisite lunch plates. Be sure to factor in at least 2.5 hours for this treat - you want to make time for this one.
4. Hotel am Brillantengrund, 1070 Vienna
And because Neubau is just such a great place for brunch, here's another exciting option: the beautiful Hotel am Brillantengrund is not only one of the best options to stay in the city, it's also home to a café which offers incredible Pinoy (Philippine cuisine) food! Every Sunday from 12 to 4pm you can enjoy an all you eat buffet prepared specially by the hotel directors mother, Mama Mangalino. Crunchy spring rolls, spicy glass noodles with veggies, leche flan - it's like a quick trip to Southeast Asia. And all that for only 15€ per person!
5. Das Augustin, 1150 Vienna
The 15th district might not very high on your list if you're visiting Vienna for the first time - but if you're interested in what the Viennese actually go for brunch, this is your spot. Das Augustin is as Viennese as it gets: Charming interior, a little worn down, full with people of all ages & nations. The food is not too shabby, either - there's plenty of vegan and vegetarian options next to brunch plates named Istanbul, Fjord or Caorle. You won't regret it, even if it's a little off from the city center.