There is a wealth of information in a variety of threads on Vienna, but a good portion of it relates to high(er)-end restaurants. We've got nothing against high-end (we're hoping to spend one evening at Steirereck), but we're much more interested in local (or other regional Austrian) food that is more classic. If it's old-fashioned, that's fine. If it's rustic, that's fine, too. These places are disappearing everywhere and since it's been 22 years since my last visit to Vienna, who know what will be left next time I come.
So, in addition to the places already recommended (thank you one and all for the various recommendations we've found!), we would be most grateful for even more suggestions for lunch/dinner places that serve dishes that are harder to find, food your grandparents ate, classic, Austrian places. Sure, we'll do some of the obligatory tourist stuff, I guess, and we'll stop for things on the street and a heurige in Stammersdorf, but what else must we put on our list?
And breakfast too. I realize that's a tougher find, but any recommendations are most welcome.
Oh: if it makes any difference, we'll be there 22 October until 29 October.