The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Linz, Austria

The Lentos Art Museum and the towers of the Parish Church, Old Cathedral, New Cathedral and Landhaus (Statehouse) on the Danube
The Lentos Art Museum and the towers of the Parish Church, Old Cathedral, New Cathedral and Landhaus (Statehouse) on the Danube | © Austrian Tourist Board
Photo of Culture Trip
8 August 2018

The Upper Austrian capital of Linz, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2009, is gradually becoming a lively city. If you happen to be visiting and find yourself with a rumbling belly, there is a wide range of eateries where you can refuel. Read on to discover our pick of the 10 best spots for brunch in Linz.


Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary
Ars Electronica Museum, Linz | © Konstantinos Dafalias / Flickr

This restaurant is where to head if you want something more on the lunch side of brunch. Located inside the Ars Electronica Museum, there is a huge range of dishes available here, with a menu that changes daily, from tuna salads to Thai-style fish cakes with salad on the side.


Cafe, Austrian
Enjoy a boiled egg for brunch | © Charly_7777 / Pixabay

This rooftop café has great views of the city and offers a range of breakfast and brunch options. As well as the traditional Austrian breakfast, there are also various toasted sandwiches, salads and, if you’re particularly hungry, pizza. The drinks menu includes every coffee you could dream of, including some with intriguing names that would be perfect for colder weather, such as Kaffee Diplomat, which is laced with egg liqueur and topped with cream or the Caffe Coretto, an espresso spiked with grappa.

Salonschiff Fräulein Florentine

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$

Located on a boat on the river Danube, Salonschiff Fräulein Florentine is a picturesque place to enjoy a spot of brunch. Regular music events take place in the evening (if you decide to stay beyond brunch hours) and a wide range of dishes are available.

k.u.k. Hofbäckerei Café

Cafe, Austrian, $$$
Croissants | © Sundar1 / WikiCommons

This traditional bakery and café has the feel of a Viennese coffee house, with kitsch pictures covering the walls and old-style furniture. Brunch consisting of baked goods is on offer here, with a huge choice of freshly made treats. Savoury options include grilled cheese and ham sandwiches, pizza slices or a full Viennese breakfast.

Gelbes Krokodil

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$

A traditional café during the week, Gelbes Krokodil (which means yellow crocodile in English) proposes an outstanding event every Sunday from September to May: a film brunch in co-operation with Moviemento cinema. This unique project gives guests the opportunity to enjoy a tasty brunch while watching a favourite all-time classic or the latest blockbuster. Gelbes Krokodil successfully combines culinary and movie culture in a relaxed and homey atmosphere.

Café Exx

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Fried eggs for brunch | © stevepb / Pixabay

Café Exx has almost entirely dedicated itself to brunch and breakfast, with a range of over 50 breakfast tapas in addition to their basic offers. This includes 15 different egg variations, from classic ham and eggs to an inventive truffle scrambled egg alone. As an additional treat for their guests, Café Exx also selects a special breakfast every day of the week.

Café Meier

Cafe, Austrian, $$$
Visit Café Meier for a delicious brunch | © Jayme Cochrane / Flickr

This is a local café with a relaxed, no-nonsense vibe. Brunch is served until 3 pm and includes spreads of semmel rolls (a traditional Austrian baked bread), butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs and omelettes, cheese, ham, orange juice and an optional glass of Prosecco. There is a large outdoor area as well, which is perfect for al fresco eating on sunny days.


Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Cappuccino and black coffee | © Jon Worth / Flickr
Lentos veers towards a more contemporary and cosmopolitan café experience, in contrast to the traditional Austrian coffee houses. Known for its edgy and artsy coffees and appealing to fair trade coffee lovers, this is one of the most popular places to kick back and enjoy great coffee.

Bäckerei Brandl

Bakery, Austrian, $$$
First opened in 1891, Bäckerei Brandl has been in the family for as many as four generations. Each has worked hard on keeping the long-standing tradition of one of Linz’s oldest bakeries. Bäckerei Brandl is warm and welcoming, with both a homey atmosphere and an open bakery, where a delicious range of fresh bread and pastries are prepared every day.

Café Traxlmayr

Cafe, Austrian, $$$
Inside Café Traxlmayr | © Café Traxlmayr

Café Traxlmayr has the feel of a Viennese coffee house, smartly dressed with chandeliers, parquet flooring and tuxedo-clad waiters. The menu is equally traditional, featuring Austrian breakfasts that include semmel bread rolls, boiled eggs, cold meats, cheeses, a range of spreads and jams and a choice of tea or coffee.

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