When the cold weather hits Vienna
, those seeking a street snack will often substitute ice cream for warming waffles. Whether molded into a cone shape and filled with cream and fruit or drizzled with chocolate sauce for breakfast, they make for a divine and diverse dessert.
The Breakfast Club
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
A small and charming café with a generous menu featuring (of course) waffles with a variety of toppings, last year they claimed to have created almost one million pancakes which, according to them, if stacked up, would rival London’s Shard building in height. Sample their “Elvis Waffles”—a wonderfully sweet mix made using buttermilk and topped with caramelized banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and maple syrup—a sweet tooth’s dream.
Food Truck, $$$
This specialty street food van, which can be found at Vienna Food Festival, was founded by the Berger family, who were inspired to set up their company after visiting the waffle capitals of Belgium and Holland and discovering some delectable recipes along the way. Among their specialties are “Stroopwafels,” gloriously sticky and covered in caramel sauce.
Cafe, Fast Food, $$$
Located in one of Vienna’s most interesting and multicultural neighborhoods, the 10th district, Doc Waffles is a low-key but friendly café serving generous servings of sweet and savory pancakes and waffles. The prices are relatively low and the service is uncomplicated.
Crêpe and Waffle Paradise
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
One of the best waffle houses for those with a sweet tooth, this no-frills café has a menu featuring pancakes and waffles topped with a variety of sugary treats—Nutella, vanilla and cinnamon, banana and honey, and many, many more. Be sure to pair with a strong cup of coffee.
Located on one of the trendiest streets in Vienna, Neubaugasse, this charming café has a variety of treats on offer. Among the waffles are juices and a variety of hot drinks. Be sure to explore the street and around the area before or after—it is full of lots of craft shops and vintage stores.
Cafe, Contemporary, none
Transformed from a laundrette into a casual, trendy diner, Die Wäscherei serves all you can eat, all-day brunches, including tasty waffle dishes. Their version is a sweet lover’s sensation—choose from toppings such as classic maple syrup, more unconventional grape syrup, or homemade strawberry sauce.
Simply named, Waffles does exactly what it says on the tin. Pleasingly, they stack theirs high, making for decadent towers of layers of tastiness, lavished with a tasty addition of your choice, be it chocolate sauce or a big scoop of ice cream.