The Café Schopenhauer is your typical Viennese coffeehouse and looks exactly what one expects from a coffeehouse in Vienna. Except that it also has a small bookshop inside which made it instantly more attractive to me. This is a place where you feel comfortable right away, it’s light and airy, with a certain homely appeal due to the large upholstery furniture.
In case you are wondering, Schopenhauer was a German philosopher and all breakfast combinations derive their names from other philosophers. Very inspiring. My friend ordered the ‘Artur Schopenhauers Feinstes’ which is two poached eggs on a slice of bread with herbal curd, crunchy bacon, and pumpkin seed oil. I can’t see the oil, and instead of herbs the curd only has chives in it. The whole thing looked rather sad, but actually tasted better than expected. Still, the curd didn’t work, but it was an okay breakfast.
I was in the mood for something light and ordered the breakfast ‘Aristoteles‘. It’s a croissant (cooked like a bagel and then baked) filled with scrambled eggs, feta cheese, grilled vegetables, and arugula. The dish wasn’t so light after all and also wasn’t great either. It was all rather bland, I did appreciate the fresh vegetables though.
The breakfast might not be very exciting, it also wasn’t bad. One can call it typically Viennese, kind of bland in a very nice setting. If I would live in the area, this would be my place to go. Very inviting, very comfortable, friendly service, and a bookshop. What more can you want from a coffeehouse? Yours, Pollybert
1180 Wien, Staudgasse 1
Tel: +43 1 4063288
Tue-Sat: 08:00-24:00, Sun: 08:00-22:00