Vienna is one of my favourite cities in Europe and one of things I love to do in Vienna is eat! Obviously Vienna is well known for its Vienna Schnitzel but there are many other Austrian specialities which are just as delicious. If you want to try real Austrian food then I highly recommend Cafe Schwarzenberg which is right on the ringstrasse, just near Schwarzenbergplatz and Karlskirche.
The schnitzel is fantastic and always comes with a side of potatoes. I love how they do the lemons here, with a bit of cloth so you don’t get any seeds on your schnitzel, très classe.
I was surprised at how often fish was on the menu in Vienna. I thought it was going to be all meat and potatoes (and it mostly was) but a light fish meal is always a nice change.
I don’t eat pork but my eating companion told me it was very tasty and personally I can vouch for the tastiness of the potato croquettes.
I’m not a big meat eater so went for the vegetarian dish on this occasion. This consisted of fried eggs in buttery fried bread. It was quite nice but an entire plate of that was a bit too much. It would have worked better as a side dish.
Cafe Schwarzenberg is great for a lunchtime meal but they also do fantastic traditional Viennese cakes. The cafe is busy at all times of day and night so if you are in a big group you might want to book a table but otherwise you should right just walking in.
I love this cafe and make a point of going there each time I’m in this beautiful city.