Taking inspiration from the famous Viennese coffee houses, Cafe Fingerlos is a haven for breakfast-lovers. From a simple bowl of Bircher Musli to some of the grander options on offer, this café has something for every taste and dietary requirement. It’s bustling at the weekends (booking is recommended for larger parties), the waiters friendly and speak very good English, and the food is delicious.
Address: Cafe Fingerlos, Franz-Josef-Strasse 9, Salzburg, Austria, +43 662 874213
Located in the interactive Haus der Natur science museum, this café provides great all-day brunches for late risers. While stocking all the usual Austrian breakfast classics, Stadtcafe is known for its sweet and savory waffles, as well as for being the only place to serve baked beans in Salzburg. In summer, enjoy breakfast in style in colorful deckchairs out on the terrace.
Address: Stadtcafe, Museumsplatz 5, Salzburg, Austria +43 662 25459444
For something traditional and classic, stop by this café for a weekend breakfast and rub shoulders with some of Salzburg’s aristocracy. It affords a beautiful view across the river, the Makartsteg (love-lock bridge) and the old town, as well as boasting an outdoor terrace which is glorious in good weather. On the weekend it can get extremely busy, so book in advance or try to arrive early.
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 7.30am – 7.30pm, Sun 9am – 6pm
Watch out for: Breakfast combos including tasty smoothies
Cafe Bazar, Schwarzstrasse 3, 5020 Salzburg +43 662 874278
This small establishment in a tiny alley off of one of Salzburg’s most famous squares, Mozartplatz, offers a hideaway breakfast location with a limited, but high-quality selection of food. Famous for their home-roasted coffee, 220⁰ never fails to deliver a delicious on point caffeine kick which is just the thing to start a long day. The café itself is sweet and edgy, a home to university students and young professionals, with very attentive and helpful staff.
Address: 220⁰ Chiemseegasse 5, Salzburg, Austria, +43 662 827881
This breakfast spot puts a whole new spin on the first meal of the day, offering new taste combinations, such as sweet hummus and harissa omelettes. A safe bet for fresh and flavorsome breakfast dishes incorporating an African influence, this centrally located café is a favorite among locals. With a comfortable, welcoming interior, colorful attitude to food and décor and cheery staff, the whole experience is a positive one.
Address: Afro Cafe, Bürgerspitalpl. 5, Salzburg, Austria+43 662 844888
Heart of Joy Café
Influenced by spiritual master of meditation, Sri Chinmoy, Heart of Joy Café seeks to offer a calming place which caters for vegans and vegetarians. Here, alongside gluten free and vegan pastries and cakes, customers can enjoy organic food and drink, 50 types of Nepalese tea and Fairtrade coffee to boot. For breakfast though, Heart of Joy offers a variety of healthy options, all inspired by both Austrian and Eastern cuisine.
Address: Franz-Josef-Straße 3, Salzburg, Austria, +43-662-890-773
For a classy breakfast experience, Carpe Diem in Hangar 7 (the home of the Flying Bulls aircraft fleet, plus a chic restaurant and dining area) is the place to visit. With both sweet and savory options that arrive on impressive tiered platters, they leave nothing extra to be desired. This is a great place to take someone special.
Address: Wilhelm-Spazier-Str. 7A, Salzburg, Austria, +43 662 21 970
With a novel menu whereby customers can make their own breakfast (either mini, midi or maxi), Glüxfall has the right attitude to breakfast; it should be enjoyable whether rushed or not. By choosing extras from a number of different options, no two breakfasts are the same.
Address: Franz-Josef-Kai 11, Salzburg, Austria, +43 662 265017
For those short of time or looking to grab and go, this traditional bakery in Kajetanerplatz offers Austrian specialities including the traditional semmel (white bread roll), weckerl (long seeded roll) and kipferl (similar to a croissant but not as sweet or buttery), along with a whole range of hot drinks. After eating, it’s the perfect location to begin a day of sightseeing.
Address: Rathauspl. 1, Salzburg, Austria, +43 662 841614
With perhaps the best location in the city, right at the heart of the Alter Markt square, Cafe Tomaselli is legendary. Famous for their well-dressed servers and excellent cake variety, they also do a very good breakfast. The name of the game here is quality, not quantity; there are only three breakfast options available, but the taste of each is impeccable. Pick a spot on the terrace on a sunny day to people-watch or head inside during the winter; the woolen curtains covering the doors make it a cosy place to start the day.
Address: Cafe Tomaselli, Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, +43 662 844488