Different kind of beautiful Chapter 10: Best places to eat in Vienna

Travelogue: 9th June 2015

A lot of people asked me if it was difficult looking for halal food while travelling around Europe. Frankly, I don’t look for halal food places. The bestie and me will usually will eat vegetarian or seafood. If you specifically look for that halal logo in restaurants, I think you will stay hungry throughout your entire trip. Islam is a easy religion, so do not make things difficult.

If you are eating desserts, you should ask if there are any alcohol in the desserts. Not all desserts will contain alcohol in them and the sales person will be more than happy to assist you in getting all these information.

The only halal meat you can find around Europe are usually the kebab stalls or Turkish / Indian restaurants. Therefore, whenever the bestie and me feel like we need to eat meat, we would go online to see if there are any halal restaurants nearby.

Do not let this worry you. With that, the following places are some of the places that I ate in, and I think it is worth recommending.

1. Cafe Central


Café Central is a traditional Viennese cafe located at Herrengasse 14 in the Innere Stadt first district of Vienna, Austria.

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We were here for dinner but the selection of desserts on the counter was so tempting.

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In the end we decided to order a little bit of everything.


I ordered pancakes but I had no idea that it would come in such a huge portion.




You will love the atmosphere of the place because there is live music. Nice place and great food. What is not to like? Just a reminder, be prepared to give a huge tip to the waiter serving you because I almost made a fool of myself. Lol.


2. Cafe Mozart


Named after the famous composer, Café Mozart was founded all the way back in 1794, just years after the legend’s death. Throughout its time, the café has hosted many of Austria’s most famous musicians, composers and writers, all who came to pass the time and take a drink.

We were here for breakfast. Since the weather was pretty cool, we decided to sit outside.

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The salmon was yums.

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While I thought the food was average, I also thought that everything was overpriced. Furthermore, I really hated the fact that I needed a plastic coin to enter the toilet cubicle. Their toilet was located in the basement and I had to run up to get the stupid plastic coin to enter the toilet. Imagine if I really needed to pee?


Perhaps, its all the hype about Mozart.

3. Demel


Demel is one of the popular cafes in Vienna, so says Bon, and I think she is right. The place was always crowded. In fact, in the 4 days we were in Vienna, we visited Demel twice.


The place was cozy and felt more homely. The waitresses serving were also friendly and they kinda remind me of my grandma who kept asking if I had eaten enough each time I come to visit.

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Pretty cakes and dessert but I could not wait to try the coffee. You can select the cakes you want to order at the counter and it was not easy choosing one in the sea of all the mouth watering desserts.


This was claimed to be the traditional Viennese coffee and it was so heavenly. You have to try it! I wanted to order the hot version but the weather was so warm.

On our second visit, it was a lot cooler so I ordered the hot coffee.


This custard dessert was supposed to be shared but it melted instantly in my mouth and before I knew it, the plate was empty. I think the bestie and Bon only took a bite out of this. Lol. Sorry.



This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Vienna.

4. Sternzeichen

This restaurant is a random japanese restaurant that we stumbled upon when we were looking for dinner in the mall. This is their website. 

I was just excited to see rice on the menu. On our first visit, I ordered this bento rice set and it was so satisfying.

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In fact, we came back to have lunch the very next day and the waitress even recognize us! Lol. This time, we brought Bon with us.

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They must have heard that we were deprived of rice. That explains why my plate of rice was so overflowing. I could not finish it. Lol.

There you have it. I am sure there are many more cafes and restaurants that are equally great to visit but our time in Vienna is limited.

These are the reason why I did not loose any weight in Vienna despite all the non stop walking around.