Salzburg is a city of magical beauty. The delights of Salzburg extend beyond just the sights to the excellent food available. Read on to learn some of the best tasty treats from cakes to coffee to authentic Austrian cuisine available for you in this great city!
Find out the best places to eat in Salzburg, Austria below:
1. Sacher-Torte at the Sacher Cafe
The Sacher Cafe is part of the luxury Sacher Hotel and known for its Sacher-Torte. In 1832, young Franz Sacher was instructed to create a cake for Prince von Metternich’s guests. The cake was made with chocolate, apricot jam, and whipped cream. This cake, the original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832 and one of Austria’s best-known symbols.
Sacher went on to open Hotel Sacher in 1876, where the Sacher-Torte becomes the hallmark of the house. Hotel Sacher claims to have the only original Sacher-Torte recipe, which is kept a closely guarded secret. Cafe Sacher is a great way to experience the best of Austria’s coffee house culture. Drink the finest coffee, eat this delicious cake created in the 1800s and soak up the sumptuous surroundings. The cafe terrace is lovely on warm summer nights.
Address: Schwarzstraße 5-7, A-5020 Salzburg
Website: Sacher Cafe
2. Afro Cafe
The ambiance of this place makes it absolutely worth a stop off. Though not a typical “Austrian” choice, it offers a great selection. They specialize in traditional African dishes and coffees. Bright colors and unique art fill the entire building. All art and design there was created by local African artists. Sit back and soak it in.
Address: Bürgerspitalplatz 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Website: Afro Cafe
3. Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter
This beautiful old bakery is tucked away in the mountainside. The first evidence of Salzburg’s oldest bakery dates back to the 12th century, built by the monastery, along with a flour mill. Since that day, Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter has been present.
When you stop by the bakery today, you can watch the production process. An original wood fire oven is still used in the baking of bread. One of the most popular choices for regular customers is the sourdough bread.
Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter
Address: Kapitelpl. 8, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Website: Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter
4. Mozartkugel at Cafe Konditorei Fürst
Cafe Konditorei Fürst is the home of the original Mozartkugel. Paul Fürst created this sweet confection of marzipan with pistachio, nougat, and dark chocolate in the year 1890. To achieve the perfect round ball, they were dipped in chocolate and then completed by hand.
Even more then 125 years after the invention of these chocolates, they are still completed by hand as the traditional recipe instructs. Cafe Konditorei Fürst also offers many tasty cakes and coffees in a great setting. Even if you decide not to sit in and eat, walk by to enjoy their fabulous window displays!
Cafe Konditorei Fürst
Address: Brodgasse 13, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Website: Cafe Konditorei Fürst (in German)
Augustinerbräu is a former monastery turned beer hall. The beer garden is fantastic and an absolute must if the weather is nice. There are several indoor seating areas as well. Food stalls sell sausages, pretzels, and other tasty snacks, but you are permitted to bring your own food in as well. Grab a table, get your beers, and enjoy the atmosphere amongst friendly locals and visitors alike.
Address: Lindhofstraße 7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Triangel serves traditional Austrian cuisine with a modern flair. It is a warm homey place with friendly staff. All ingredients are purchased regionally and, wherever possible, organically grown. Food portions are generous and taste delicious. You will see lots of celebrity photos on the walls, so you know you are dining with the best!
Address: Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
7. Cafe Tomaselli
Cafe Tomaselli has been in operation since 1705. This cafe is known to be a frequent favorite of Mozart, as well as many other famous historical figures. Situated right in the heart of the city, Cafe Tomaselli is easy to find and a great spot to people watch. It boasts one of the longest histories in Austrian coffee house tradition, over 300 years. Coffee, ice cream, and sweet are always good choices here!
Address: Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Website: Cafe Tomaselli
8. Gasthaus Zwettler's
Gasthaus Zwettler’s is located in a building from the year 1516. It is in a cozy space, serving classic Austrian dishes. There is also outdoor seating available when weather permits. The charm of this restaurant, combined with helpful staff, carefully selected ingredients, and generous portions make it a great choice!
Address: Kaigasse 3, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Website: Gasthaus Zwettler’s
Pretzels are sold all around the city of Salzburg. But one of the best is Der 1. Original Brezlstand, which is on the way up to the fortress. Here pretzels are of great quality, and there are plenty of flavor options. Sweet or salty, you are sure to enjoy! They make a great lunch or snack. The sellers are kind and friendly, and prices are reasonable.
Der 1. Original Brezlstand
Address: Kapitelplatz, 8-5020 Salzburg
10. Mirabellplatz Market
Since 1906, Mirabellplatz has hosted a market every Thursday. This market is called the Schrannenmarkt. It takes place in front of St. Andräkirche. It is one of Austria’s largest markets, offering local specialties and regional produce, with vendors from Salzburg, Upper Austria and areas of Bavaria just over the border. There is a 10-year waiting list for farmers applying for a stall, which reflects the importance of the market.
Address: Mirabellplatz, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
While in Austria, take advantage of the local sausage and schnitzel. Eat up and enjoy.
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