Another week over and another new place for breakfast. This time we were out in the 7th district of Vienna. There is actually not a lot out there which is open at 9am on a Saturday. Café Zehnsiebzig opens its doors at 9am sharp (okay, not true. Doors were open to air out the place).
To be honest I hadn’t really researched the place before, I just wanted to go somewhere new for breakfast. As it turned out this is a Dalmatian coffee-house and therefore they offer, besides one Viennese breakfast option, Dalmatian food. Which is great because I wanted to mix it up.
The restaurant looks beautiful with a its long room and vaulted ceiling. and as you see at 9am there is not much happening. My reservation at this time not really necessary.
As special as the restaurant looks, the food doesn’t match unfortunately. My friend ordered a garlic toast (very brave that early in the morning) while I went for the anchovy pancakes. Also courageous I find, maybe not as much as the garlic option.
It turned out though that the garlic bread was not garlicky at all. Rather was it a toasted baguette with some kind of herbal spread au gratin topped with a slice of Dalmatian prosciutto. The ham was good, the bread tasty but overall too rich. I had to share it with my friend and he didn’t even take half of my pancakes after.
The pancakes are served Viennese style, rolled up and topped with cheese. The filling consisted of anchovies, onions, tomatoes amongst other ingredients. It was actually quite good, except I do the pancake itself tasted bland. I like my pancakes with a little more color. These look as if they had been done in a Teflon pan without any fat. Very healthy, but oh so boring.
The waitress was very attentive and friendly. Especially when we wanted to pay by card. No card service here, despite a different announcement on some other website.
The breakfast itself didn’t convince. But I liked the setting and I am sure this is a nice place to while away some time with a glass of wine and Dalmatian snacks. Also coffee was great. Yours, Pollybert
1070 Wien, Burggasse 68/1
Tel: +43 664 3268384
Mon-Thu: 08:00-23:00, Fri-Sun: 09:00-23:00