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A few days in Vienna - trying to narrow down board recommendations - looking for a list of the best

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A few days in Vienna - trying to narrow down board recommendations - looking for a list of the best

goldilocks76 | Apr 17, 2012 01:48 PM

I'll be in Vienna for a few days in May (including both weekdays and weekend) and have been trawling old posts, but you've all been too helpful and there are too many recommendations for a short trip, so I need to narrow down. We're very much gastronomic tourists, so we'll travel around the city to wherever the best food is, and the emphasis for us is Viennese food, be it traditional or updated.

In a 2007 posting, Sturmi gives a list of "bests", which I was hoping you might update:
Best traditional Viennese place
Best old-style Beisel with Viennese food
Best inventive new Viennese cuisine
Best high end places (would be useful to know where on the traditional/ inventive spectrum they fall - and, indeed, to what extent the cooking shows Viennese rather than international influences)

I would also like to add:
Best pastisserie/ cake place
Best Viennese snack stand/ hole in the wall
Best breakfast
Best light lunch
Best wine list (looking for good Austrian wine, preferably with some age, and modest mark-ups)
Best coffee - in this case I've no objection to Italian or New Zealand!

Imagine I'm going to each type of place (apart from wine and coffee) just once. What would your top tip for a gastro-tourist be in each category? Thanks.

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