Graz, the second largest city in Austria and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is often referred to as ‘Vienna’s younger sister’. There’s a range of places where you can satisfy your caffeine cravings, from traditional coffee houses to trendy rooftop cafes. Read on to discover more.
When you step through the doors of this cafe, you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled back in time. Elegant, with beautifully ornamented armchairs and tastefully striped wallpaper, Sacher is one of Graz’s more upmarket cafes. In the warmer months, you can enjoy your coffee out on the garden patio with a view of the Baroque buildings of the Old Town. There is also an extensive evening menu, featuring many Austrian favourites. A must-try is the famous Sachertorte, a dreamy chocolate cake.
Located on the rooftop of a department store, an artwork tunnel at Graz’s main railway station and the extension of the Joanneum Museum complex, this stylish and modern cafe boasts a gorgeous view of the Old Town and delicious food. Describing themselves as ‘Graz’s only 360-degree breakfast’, Freiblick prides themselves on providing their guests with an enjoyable visit and tasty cuisine.
Another option, which is situated right in the heart of the city, this friendly cafe is welcoming and homely. An ideal time to visit is during the warmer months when you can sit on the terrace in the shade and enjoy a hearty breakfast. It’s also the ideal location for brunch, with breakfast dishes prepared from the best ingredients with love and care.
Kaffee Weitzer has a traditional vibe, reminiscent of a Viennese cafe, with pristine white walls, traditionally upholstered seats and lavish chandeliers. Don’t miss the scrumptious homemade cakes, hearty breakfasts or, if visiting around lunchtime, the goulash. You can also enjoy your time here by reading the complimentary international newspapers and by sitting in the garden area, which was renovated and based upon photos of the original location. Located in the heart of the city, it is the perfect place for a pitstop between sightseeing.
Located on Opernring, a stone’s throw away from Graz’s Opera House, this is a classy venue that serves a great Austrian breakfast (semmel rolls, jams, cold cuts and cheeses) and wonderful coffee. The baristas, clad in tuxedos, are all well-trained and prepare your coffee with passion.
Located in the Old Town area, Barista’s Downtown serves every kind of coffee you could dream of and some tasty accompanying snacks. The coffee, which is sourced ethically, is traditionally prepared using the Hario method – a cold-brew method, in which cold water is used from the beginning instead of hot water. For breakfast, there is a range of options – from muesli to bread with cheese and ham.