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The Best Bakeries in Vienna, Austria

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Updated: 9 February 2017
In Vienna, there are countless traditional Austrian baked goods worth sampling and the city is famous for its sheer abundance of bakeries. Many of the most famous have a mythical story behind them, including the Kaiserschmarrn, which was rumoured to have been invented when the emperor’s cook accidentally messed up his pancakes, resulting in a chaotic creation of torn up pieces which he attempted to disguise with a berry sauce.

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Firm believers of conservative methods, this bakery is dedicated to tradition. A lovely selection of bread and pastries is available and all are reassuringly lovingly crafted by hand. As well as delicious sourdough and rye bread, the patisserie selection almost looks too good to eat – daintily crafted eclairs and pastel coloured layer cakes. There are three shops to choose from in Vienna; one of which is a patisserie bistro.

Landstraßer Hauptstraße 4, 1030 Wien

NomNom Vegan bakery

Veganism is becoming increasingly popular around the world, and NomNom Vegan bakery is keeping up with the trend. Considering all its products are devoid of all the components that are ordinarily essential elements for baked goods (eggs, milk, and butter), it has a pleasingly wide selection of cakes. Kitsch and cute in its décor, it feels like a mixture between old and new. 

Lilienbrunngasse 5, 1020 Wien

Gragger & Cie wood stove bakery

Austrian Baker Helmut Gragger pours heart and soul into his baking. His wood stove is in the center of the bakery, giving customers the opportunity to watch him kneading and throwing flour whilse browsing the loaves. Inside a late-Baroque style house, this bakery transports you back in time –  it’s a cosy and comfortable atmosphere with a beautiful homely aroma.

Spiegelgasse 23, 1010 Wien


The sweet treats at famous establishment Demel were once enjoyed by the Empress Sissi, with its location being right next to her home at Hofburg Palace. This elegant shop sells many of Vienna’s quintessential dreamy specialties, including the aforementioned Kaiserschmarrn, that comes drenched in a plum stew and lots of fresh sandwiches and pastries.

Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien

The dainty delectable desserts of Demel | © DEMEL / DEMEL

The dainty delectable desserts of Demel | © DEMEL / D & C

Hazar Konditorei & Bäckerei

Vienna has a large and thriving Turkish community, and with that comes many glorious bakeries, where you can sample freshly baked honey-smothered pistachio speckled baklava and circles of soft bread the size of your head. Hazar Konditorei & Bäckerei in the 20th district is an excellent one to try, filled with trays fresh Turkish desserts.

Wallensteinstraße 51, 1200 Wien, Austria

Sweet Turkish Baklava | © berladelphia

Sweet Turkish baklava | © berladelphia / Pixabay