Sunday Brunch in Vienna

The Viennese have adopted one rather gastronomical mouth fulfilling  modern tradition which has also become part of my Sunday ritual. Brunch.

Since moving to Vienna I learned that going to Sunday brunch is not an impetuous decision, in most popular places you have to book at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance in order to get a decent table at your preferred time. Otherwise you may find yourself  eating pancakes for “lunch” at 2pm.

Here are some of my favourite places:


I love Melrose because as the name suggests – to all of us who grew up with the TV show  “Melrose Place –  it’s all about bringing friends together in a stylish environment over juicy  all-American burgers , impeccably grilled Black Angus steaks and an extensive beverage and alcohol menu to keep your Sunday brunches an affair to share. This culinary hot spot of Californian cuisine which has been inspired by Wolfgang Puck, is  in the heart of Grinzing and is a sunny treat among the more traditional heurigers the area has to offer.

For bookings and a visual taste of their menu visit their website.

Grinzinger Straße 1, 1190 Wien



This warm and cozy cafe/restaurant is surrounded by hustle and bustle of the youthful and hip crowd of the 7th district. What I love about Ulrich is that its  menu does not disappoint, catering to most tastes (including Vegans!). This is definitely a place where you get value and quality food for decent prices too. On a nice warm day make sure you book a table outside,  on the cobbled side street by the church of St. Ulrich.

For bookings and a visual taste of their menu visit their website

St. Ulrichplatz 1, 1070 Wien


Hotel Daniel

Vienna has an array of hotels to accommodate the 13,5 million visitors per year. Sacher hotel being the most famous and popular among the city’s tourists. However, there are many other hotels located outside the ring and the city centre that are hidden gems, especially if you are one who particularly enjoys “hoteling” such as myself. Ever since the first time I came to brunch at Hotel Daniel I fell in love with its vibe and the mixed crowd of families, hipsters and city breakers that brunch there. The breakfast/brunch buffet includes a sizeable variety of cheeses, delicious cakes, pancakes and the most deliciously moist scrambled eggs. It even has its own bakery!

For bookings and a visual taste of their menu visit their website

Landstraßer Gürtel 5, 1030 Vienna


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  1. zhennika says:

    Love the advices in terms where to brunch while in Vienna. I have few amazing friends who moved to Vienna recently, so next time I visit them we will have to organize the Sunday brunch.My favourite would be “Melrose”…

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