11 Top Spots in Vienna for Krapfen

Christmas market Krapfen
Christmas market Krapfen | © Austrian Tourist Board
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Vienna is renowned for being a dream destination for sweet-toothed travellers, with its coveted coffee houses serving mouth-watering pastisserie treats, and bakeries on virtually every street corner. Krapfen is essentially the Germanic version of a doughnut – soft outer dough made with yeast, stuffed with a fruity filling of oozing jam or chocolate. Here’s the cream of the crop of krapfen in Vienna.

Café Demel

If the sweet treats at this café were good enough for Empress Sisi, they’re good enough for us. The wonderful spread of traditional petite desserts at Café Demel appear almost too beautiful to be devoured. Almost. Their krapfen, attractively dusted with icing sugar and satisfyingly plump, are expertly crafted, soft and with a juicy, fruity filling. They are also one of the most inexpensive desserts on the menu.

Café Demel, Kohlmarkt 14, Wien, Austria, +43 1 5351717

Krapfen at Demel bakery


Bakery, Pastry Shop, Australian

The krapfen at this traditional Viennese bakery has been accredited with the Best Donut of Vienna award numerous times. They are passionate about their craft, and meticulous about their krapfen recipe – delightfully sweet, with the choice of either a smooth vanilla filling or sharp apricot, and a beautifully plump and pillowy exterior. They have also recently introduced a sugar-free variety, so even those watching their waistline won’t miss out.


Felber, a chain of bakeries around the city, serve up a perfectly respectable version of the Viennese doughnut – nice and plump and with silky apricot jam in the middle.

Felber, Wollzeile 23, Wien, Austria, +43 1 256880040

Delicious krapfen

Aida Café

Aida Café

The strawberry-pink letters of Aida, a chain of bakeries located all around Vienna, are enough to entice sweet-toothed wanderers inside. Their krapfen has a light-as-air dough, however the filling is a little on the stingy side.

Aida Café, Singerstraße 1, Wien, Austria, +43 1 8908988210

Vollkornbäckerei Kornradl

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Australian

Krapfen with a jam filling
© Seph Swain / Flickr
Dieter Smolle, a native of Carinthia, originally started selling baked goods at the Karl’s Church Christmas Market and later set up his beautiful bakery in the trendy 7th district. Using only the highest quality ingredients to create his products, you can trust that you will get a tasty krapfen.



Anker’s krapfen is cheap and cheerful, and the stores can be found in almost every district of the city, meaning you’re never far from a sweet treat.

Anker, 4B, WU Campus, Wien, Austria


If you’re on a budget when visiting Vienna, Hofer, one of Vienna’s most popular supermarkets, is where to head to get your krapfen fix. You certainly get your money’s worth – this giant variety costs just 55 cents and comes filled with a yummy apricot jam.

Rows of cream filled krapfen



Pair your freshly baked krapfen with a strong cup of coffee at Felzl – a chain of high quality, Mediterranean-inspired bakeries. The majority of ingredients are sourced from Austria, and the products are all baked fresh, daily.

Felzl, Pilgramgasse 24, Wien, Austria, +43 1 581118

Bäckerei GÜL

This Turkish bakery, located opposite Vienna’s largest flea and food market, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, meaning your cravings for krapfen can be satisfied at any time of day. Generously sized and always baked fresh, they aren’t a bad choice for a midnight snack.

Bäckerei GÜL, Rechte Wienzeile 45, Wien, Austria


Der Mann

Filled with the traditional apricot jam, these are generously sized and inexpensive, at €1.10 a pop. Der Mann bakeries can be found dotted all around Vienna.


There are nine Oberlaa cafés around the city, all decked out in the style of traditional Viennese coffee houses. Albeit on the small side, the krapfen are oozing with a deliciously sweet apricot jam. There is also a huge variety of tea and coffee to accompany your sweet treat.

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