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Eissalon am Schwedenplatz

#231 of 3,042 Places to Eat in Vienna
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Neighborhood:
Old University Quarter
Ice Cream
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Franz Josefs-Kai 17, Vienna 1010 , Austria
01 53 31 996
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Today
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Brunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 71
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still one of the best

Whether it's a hot and sunny day or rainy, the service is always quick and friendly. The ice cream standards are of constant high quality, the daily specials are sometimes very creative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Martin E
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Vienna, Austria
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Vienna, Austria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whether it's a hot and sunny day or rainy, the service is always quick and friendly. The ice cream standards are of constant high quality, the daily specials are sometimes very creative.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went in just to sit down for a while since we were tired from walking so much. The Tiramisu ice cream was some of the best ice cream I have ever had. Would consider going back to Vienna just for this ice cream.

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Riga, Latvia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I am not an ice-cream fan, so when I do go for it, I am picky. But this ice-cream was as creamy as never! They have various tastes, of course, and even 5 vegan options.

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Most of the time you pass next to the Eissalon, it is packed. Not for breakfast, where we enjoyed a wide variety and a very friendly service at very reasonable price.

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An ice cream lover always looks at a city map and marks his/her destination to enjoy one. Along with Tichy, this ice cream store is so so overrated where its offer is nothing special, except the variety of type. Besides, it is always crowded of tourists.

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Quality not better than ice cream from the supermarket. Don't waste time and money, there are many more alternatives.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I can't believe I have discovered this place on my very last evening in Vienna :( Such an amazing gelato! Forget about Sachertorte (just had it today, the original one too, way too sweat and nothing special) - take the U4 metro to Schwedenplatz, it's right near the exit, treat yourself with at least 3 different flavours.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In my country you can find the best ice cream anywhere you go as iS an Island with hot weather.In Vienna the best ice cream you can find is at Eissalon am Schwedenplatz, that's why too many people are waiting in queue. This shop is tradition now as is since 1886. We have been there in July in a hot... More 

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Wien
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the best ice cream in all Vienna, as I'm sure! Very creamy and tastefully. Many varieties and every day an extra of daily grades - exotic and extraordinary. There are only two negative sides, one that the business is only open from April until the end of September - very sad and the second negative side is that... More 

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Brighton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Love the ice creams. Big portions and lovely sundaes. We could only manage 2 amongst the four of us. Yummy!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Franz Josefs-Kai 17, Vienna 1010 , Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: 01 53 31 996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old University Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.