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“The Real Deal......”
Review of Cafe Wernbacher

Cafe Wernbacher
Ranked #62 of 635 Restaurants in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, German
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The Real Deal......”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I’ve lived and worked in Europe and was very pleasantly surprised with a recent visit to Café Wernbacher while vacationing with my spouse in Salzburg. We popped in for a late dinner and had a genuine European café experience.

Limited menu, but all the offerings were terrific, excellent service, and a genuine café culture with lots and lots of regulars stopping by and carrying on conversations all around us. You could tell some of these conversations had been going on for years by the sound of it!

Staff was friendly, happy to see us, and the place was not choked with tourists. It’s not fancy but quite elegant and refined in a European fashion. Highly Recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Islay_Malt
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Typical Austrian food in great location by Mirabell palace.
First time we tried this place I ordered mushrooms in a cream sauce with dumplings. The meal was delicious however after you've eaten the dumplings there's a lot of sauce left over, would have been nice to have more dumplings to mop it up with. Second time I had the chicken burger which came with the most amazing chips accompanied by a ....... dip. For dessert I ordered the lemon sorbet with prosecco......I definitely recommend this, it was so delicious, I wanted to order another one. The third time we visited the service was not the best, granted there were only two staff members serving tables and there was a lot of customers. I ordered the beefburger. When it arrived it was still red inside so I sent it back. When it returned the rest of my party had already finished eating there food.
If this had of been the first time I'd visited the restaurant it would have put me right off it, luckily I know the food is really good here and the previous two times I'd visited the service was just excellent so it might have just been a blip.

Definitely one of the nicest restaurants this side of the river in Salzburg. Prices are also reasonable because it's not in the old town so doesn't typically cater for tourists, it's more of a locals place with only a few tourist.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Karen G
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Restaurant!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a late dinner here after the Marionette show. Even though the kitchen was due to close ten minutes after our arrival the food was prepared fresh and was delicious. The service was excellent!

Visited August 2013
Thank Slsdesigns
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Service with a Smile (well, for two out of three visits)”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Good restaurant. Ate here several 3 times during a 7 night stop over. Can recommend the Goulash and Corn Fed Chicken Rissotto.

Visited September 2013
Thank Carol D
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Friendly place with good food”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

After a few breakfasts in Salzburg already this week we stumbled upon this lively cafe with a lovely outside seating area. As others say the service is friendly an attentive. We. Both each had a set breakfast and experience the delicious "two boiled eggs in a glass" which we were surprised to see was exactly that. Two eggs, though I would say they were beautifully poached eggs with a few chopped chives in a glass bowl. What a great breakfast idea. The coffee here is good also. We liked the ambience (in the context) and location so much we returned for dinner last night too. Veal schnitzel was good and the GAB goulash an experience as it comes with a fried egg and a frankfurter. Clearly lots of eggs to be had here. I finished with some fresh mint tea which made a light change from all the beer and excellent coffee on offer in this town. We have a few more days here and will definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Getmearoom
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