The Graetzl of Vienna – Lindengasse

9. March 2018

This is the second edition of “The Graetzl of Vienna”. As I mentioned in the article about Gumpendorfer Straße, we refer to certain areas as Graetzl – (pronunciation: great-cell, for all the English speakers 😉 ). The surrounding area of our home is usually “my Graetzl”. One of my favourite Graetzl is the area around Lindengasse and Kirchengasse.

Until I started my first job, I was not a regular of the Neubau area. However, one of my best friends who I met at work used to stay in Lindengasse before moving to New York. She introduced me to the delicious pastries by Tart’a Tata and I always look back to the great times. Another reason why I spent more time in this Graetzl was my business partner. We had our first meetings at 7stern and still use all the great places in that areas as “meeting rooms”. I really love the creative and laid-back vibe. It is quite tough to choose the best from all the places in this area, but these are my favourites:

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau

1. Kaffemik

Perfect for a quick coffee and croissant in the morning on your way to the subway station. (Zollergasse 5)

2. Agent Oscar

This bar is popular for its cocktails, but I really love it for their gin selection. (Zollergasse 5)

3. L’Adresse

This French boutique offers a mix of women’s and men’s apparel. I really like their jewellery and swimwear. (Zollergasse 4)

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Schanigarten

“Schanigaerten” are the seating areas in front of the restaurants. Perfect for people watching in summer.

4. Sapa

Obviously, the Pho at this Vietnamese place is delicious but the Bo Bun is my secret favourite. (Lindengasse 35)

5. Health Kitchen

Great place to people watch and enjoy the homemade juices. (Zollergasse 14)

6. Pippi Longstocking Mural

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Pippi

I looooove Pippi!

Do not miss the small graffiti of my favourite book character Pippi Longstocking right next to Health Kitchen.

7. Tart’a Tata

Divine! No more description needed. 🙂 The eclairs are delicious and my favourite is the Tarte au Citron (lemon tart). (Lindengasse 35)

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Building

Watch closely: the architecture styles range from neoclassic, Jugendstil and Art-Déco to modern.

8. Moderegime

Unfortunately, Vienna is now flooded with the stores of the big brand names and it has become quite difficult to find unique pieces. That is why I love boutiques like Moderegime. (Lindengasse 22)

9. Awareness and Consciousness

Right opposite of Moderegime, Christiane Gruber, an award winning Austrian designer, focuses on timeless pieces. (Lindengasse 25)

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Sun

On a hot day in Neubau.

10. Figar 1070

I love the crowd at Figar – from artist, to business people to students. Somehow, everybody seems to end up there. Breakfast is really nice there and I love to sit outside in their “Schanigarten” (small seating area on the pavement outside the restaurant). (Kirchengasse 18)

11. Le Troqet

If I crave for a Croque Monsieur, this is my go-to place in Vienna. (Kirchengasse 18)

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Two Buildings

Who needs Paris?! Vienna’s architecture always amazes me.

12. I Carusi

I Carusi has some of the best pizze in town. (I intentionally say pizzE here, I always shiver when I hear pizzAS.) (Kirchengasse 21)

13. Café 7stern

Their interior design is like Vienna itself: a colourful palette of everything, old and new. (Siebensterngasse 31)

14. Stinkfish Mural

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Stinkfish

Stinkfish is one of my favourite street artists and I discovered this mural by accident.

On your way back to the U-Bahn station Neubaugasse, walk into Mondscheingasse to see one of my favourite murals in Vienna by Stinkfish. (Opposite of Park Concept Store)

15. Green Lady

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Green Lady

Between a yoga store and the headquarters of the Green Party Neubau, is this a coincidence?

I do not know if this mural was commissioned by the Green Party who has its district headquarters in Lindengasse 40. In any case, I like this Green Lady art work. (Lindengasse 40)


Some people will now criticise me for mentioning MASCHU MASCHU here, because it has got a reputation for being “mainstream”. And in Neubau, everything mainstream is not cool enough. 😉 BUT: the Falafel at MASCHU MASCHU always take me back to university times and I still love them. (Neubaugasse 20)

Vienna off the beaten tracks Neubau Ramsch

“Ramsch” is what we call things of low value. But this Ramsch looks pretty cool.

17. English Cinema Haydn

If you are in the mood for a movie, English Cinema Haydn is just a stone throw away. I love it because it still has the vibe of what movie theatres were like when I grew up. Not the monstrosities of theatres that are popular now. Plus, as the name suggests, you can watch movies in their original version there. (Mariahilfer Straße 51)


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  • Reply Stefanie 10. March 2018 at 2:05

    Hey Liz, these are some great recommendations, thanks for sharing ! Love the advice especially when it comes from a local!

  • Reply Josy A 10. March 2018 at 3:30

    Oooh I love the street art Liz! And Tart’a Tata sounds amaaazing!

    • Reply Liz 10. March 2018 at 5:38

      I discovered it by accident, the Stinkfish mural is really cool!

  • Reply Meg Cale 10. March 2018 at 4:59

    I love the color scheme of your website – it’s so pretty. This post is exactly what I need for my trip to Vienna. Thank you!

  • Reply Ruth 10. March 2018 at 5:00

    Oh my, I stayed close to this area when I visited Vienna. I had to walk a bit to get to the center but I loved to take a look at the stores and see people eating and drinking coffee al fresco. I felt like I was taking part in the locals’ life.

    • Reply Liz 10. March 2018 at 7:09

      That’s great, so glad you enjoyed it. It’s definitely an area where you can get a glimpse of local daily life.

  • Reply Jas 12. March 2018 at 23:00

    I’m a big fan of mural art and both theStinkfish and Green Lady are just beautiful! These are such awesome itinerary suggestions and I’m tempted to book a flight over!

    • Reply Liz 13. March 2018 at 1:09

      Thanks so much for your feedback! You definitely should book a flight over and explore 🙂

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