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“Authentic Viennese, good value...”
Review of Cafe Diglas

Cafe Diglas
Ranked #41 of 118 Dessert in Vienna
Cuisines: Austrian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
Description: Cafe Diglas, one of the classic traditional Viennese coffee houses in a very central location. Open 365 days a year for its guests, 8 clock early to 22:30. Here you can start your day with a wonderful selection of breakfast offerings, reading newspaper croissants, enjoying fresh out of the oven. And at noon we will drive with 5 different, again created daily menus. We inspire hearty Viennese cuisine with new variations. For dessert, there's then, as befits a true pastry Temple, the famous stake. But apricot dumplings and plum dumplings, each have a seasonal permanent place on our map. The snack is a separate issue, take one look at the display case filled with all the delicacies that are baked fresh every day her grandmother's recipes. The real Diglas guest know that you should not be late, because at delivery the souffles are lukewarm and not yet eaten the coveted banana slices. At 19 h leads the pianist the evening. We show you how you can end the stressful city life gently with a glass of wine. A fluffy pancake-Diglas
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Diglas is an old and venerable Viennese institution in the centre of the old, First District (Erste Bezirk) of the city, behind the cathedral. It is one of the few really traditional places of its type left and well worth a visit. You can go just for coffee and cakes (which are authentic Viennese, try the Topfenstrudel e.g.), or a brasserie-type lunch/dinner. Prices for a two/three course meal with a glass of wine are still reasonable, about 20 euros a head, and the actual food is always tasty, well presented and served efficiently. The brasserie/cafe serves non-stop till 10pm and most evenings there is a real-life pianist in residence, often extremely good (they alternate...). Nice, cosy atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Many restaurants claim to have the best Wiener Schnitzel, but the Diglas seems to be the #1, especially the "Schweins Schnitzel" - The Diglas is a Cafe but caters to all Meal periods with a fast moving Clientel. There home made pastries are excellent and always fresh - in case you look for the toilets co not worry, yes you can look into them, but once inside and locked a "Film" appears and nobody can see / watch you - a nice gimmick - but the main attraction are really the outstanding food, service and the owner who is really hands on - well done - we will be back next week

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

It had soft merengue on top and was a huge (albeit costly) portion and the coffee was great too. Great service.
There are lots of places serving lovely puddings to have with your coffee but these were among the best, so much so I ordered a further two servings which were boxed up beautifully with custard for me to take back to our friends' place. Will head back again one day!

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Cafe Diglas is a good choice for good value food right in the centre of Vienna. They offer about 4 daily set meals for around 12-15 Euro each, this is excellent value for this city. Portions are not huge, but they are just about enough, and you can always finish your meal with a slice of one of the excellent cakes available.

The toilets freaked us out at first, and only after further investigation we found out how they worked ;-) For men, the urinals are absolutely normal, but the cubicle had what appeared to be a normal clear glass door! Meaning (we thought) anyone could see you in the cubicle, clear as day. Same applied for the ladies - 3 cubicles, all with completely clear glass doors. Our initial horror went away when we discovered how this works, the clear glass becomes opaque once the cubicle door is locked. Not sure I would be brave enough to try it though, and if you forget to lock the door, you will be in full view, you have been warned! Enjoy :)

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were headed for the Figlmuller Restaurant based on a recommendation from someone we met on the train to Vienna. After watching a horde of tourists going in, we decided to dine elsewhere, which is how we found Cafe Diglas. Great atmosphere, very good service and good food. Prices were all pretty reasonable. We returned the next day for coffe and kuchen in the afternoon and dinner that evening. Can you tell we liked it? I would certainly recommend Cafe Diglas for anyone in the area around St Stephens.

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