The 11 Best Cafes in Salzburg Austria: Get your Coffee Fix!
What to do in Salzburg? Well, if you are like us, coffee is a pretty essential part of the day. Either as an accompaniment to breakfast, or a beverage while you rest your tired feet.
So let’s go coffee hunting!
We have compiled our 10 best cafes in Salzburg to share with you!
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Why Salzburg, you might ask.
Well, in Austria, the people love their coffee, and take it seriously.
And Salzburg was one of the cities we found really good cafés to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Even Salzburg restaurants or cafes in Salzburg hotels offer fantastic coffees.
In Austria, they call them Kaffeehaus, and each of them is somewhat different, giving you a new experience each time you step into one.
Back in the days, a coffee house was a regular place for poets, writers, artists to congregate and discuss their next big ideas.
We bet something great was born from one of these coffee houses.
Another cool thing (maybe not for the proprietors) is that with the purchase of a single drink, you can pretty much sit in a Kaffeehaus the whole day, reading the newspapers or magazines, or playing a board game.
We are not going to stand between you and the next shot of espresso, in no particular order, continue reading our guide to the top 11 best cafes in Salzburg!
1. Café Tomaselli
This Salzburg cafe is an institution in Salzburg, this traditional coffee house in the heart of Salzburg Old Town has its roots dating back to 1700.
Yes! More than 300 years ago!
Today, although Cafe Tomaselli may look like a tourist magnet, you should still give it a go as it has a great atmosphere, with the wood finishings lending a sense of calm and strength to its decor.
The service standards are high, and the selection of Salzburg food vast.
While prices are on the higher side, you can boast to your friends back home that you have sipped coffee in the same cafe as Mozart!
Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm
Coffee snobs rejoice! Specialty coffee Salzburg!
This is one of the best places in the whole of Salzburg to come to if you are particular about your caffeine fix.
The staff here are knowledgeable, and are more than happy to engage in a discussion or sharing session with you.
Prices are fair, and the selection of cakes to go along with your drinks is delectable.
If you want to bring some of this goodness home, you can choose from a wide selection of high quality beans to pack home!
Rudolfskai 38, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
3. Afro Cafe
Plastered in bright colours, this authentic Africa themed cafe is a wonderful addition to the cafe landscape in Salzburg.
Once you step in, it is like being transported to the heart of Africa, and you get to admire pieces of art created by artists from Africa.
Not only do you get a good selection of beverages, the food is delicious too. Choose from ribs, haloumi bowls, wraps, salads and more. You can even consider having your dinner in Salzburg here too.
You will leave as a satisfied customer from the warm and inviting service of the staff.
Be sure to get yourself a seat on the patio to soak in the sunshine!
Great options for vegetarians too!
Bürgerspitalplatz 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Daily, 9am-12 midnight
4. Cafe Konditorei Furst
Always busy, and for good reasons.
Known for being the original inventor of the Mozartkugel, or Mozart balls, you really should try out the different chocolate on offer here.
The cakes behind the glass counter is also extremely enticing, and certainly worth the extra calories, which you can easily burn off by walking around Old Town. So no harm done right?
While the service here can be hit and miss, keep your eyes on the prize and don’t miss out on trying some of the Gluhwein, or mulled wine, too.
Brodgasse 13, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Monday to Saturday, 8am-8pm
5. Coffee Press
A small and nondescript cafe operating along a sidewalk, Coffee Press offers a cosy environment for relaxation.
It offers a good selection of different beverages, such as vitamin drinks and signature coffee, while also supplying a nice spread of fresh deli products.
Prices are good value for money, considering that it is in a touristy part of Salzburg.
The pastries here are excellent, in fact we would say some of the best pastries in Salzburg, so come with an empty stomach!
Bergstrasse 10, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm
Closed on Sundays
6. Cafe Am Kai
Occupying a fantastic spot in Salzburg, you can choose to dine inside the cafe, but we would advise against that.
The cafe has a beautiful view of the Salzach river, and this is where you should be.
Something you must try here is the Topfen Strudel, which is a traditional sweet pastry that resembles its famous cousin the apple strudel.
The original version is a simple pastry with a crispy skin, and some variations will include fruits such as raisins and peaches.
Müllner Hauptstraße 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Daily, 9am-6pm, except Tuesdays (closed)
7. Cafe Bazar Salzburg
Another one of the true institutions of Salzburg coffee culture, Cafe Bazar started during the 1880s, and was designed by a pair of famous architect brothers, Ceconi.
Today, the cafe still stands and counts a list of luminaries as its patrons.
You should definitely not miss this, as the ambience and views of the river alone will provide enough reasons to stay a couple hours!
Be there early to grab your seats and the pastries as they run out fast!
Schwarzstrasse 3, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Monday to Saturday, 7.30am-7.30pm
8. 220 Grad
One of the best known and top cafes in Salzburg, try to make a reservation before turning up. You don’t want to be disappointed which will likely be the case as this is one hell of a popular cafe.
Try to book a spot here for breakfast, as they serve up some of the most delicious meals you can find in Salzburg.
Coffee lovers will also find an excellent range of coffees here, made to perfection.
Throughout the cafe, you can sense the passion and high attention to detail from the staff. Highly recommended!
Chiemseegasse 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tuesday to Friday, 9am-7pm
Sunday and Monday, Closed
9. Schatz Konditorei
If you speak to enough locals, you will find the name of this cafe brought up quite a few times.
Located on one of the most popular streets in Salzburg, it is easy to miss this one.
It is a small and dainty joint, but it packs a punch, and you will understand why when you have a peak at the cakes behind the glass counters.
Looking tantalising and tasting divine, this hole in the wall shop should be high on your list of cafes to visit.
Getreidegasse 3, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Tuesday to Friday, 9am-6pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
10. Cafe Fingerlos
While not necessarily the best looking cafe in Salzburg, the kitchen is pretty outstanding.
Simple yet delicious Austrian cuisine, come here for the excellent breakfasts. Pair it up with the decadent cakes and you are set for the day!
A piece of advice, be patient when you are here.
It is very popular and waiting times can be pretty long.
Franz-Josef-Strasse 9, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Tuesday to Sunday, 7.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Mondays
11. Cafe Sacher
Found within Hotel Sacher Salzburg, which is a 5 star hotel set in a 4 story original style building, Cafe Sacher is probably as famous as the hotel itself.
This is where you come a polished experience, in a well appointed setting of a cafe.
Prices may be high, but you get the highest quality service and refreshments.
Make sure to explore the lobby and hallways of the hotel, which is stacked with antiques and original art.
Must try: the Chocolate Torte cake.
One of the best restaurants in Salzburg is also found here in this hotel.
Schwarzstrasse 5-7, Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Best cafes in Salzburg: Which have you tried?
So there you have it, 11 best cafes in Salzburg sure to satisfy even the most demanding cafe lover.
You got to try out at least one of them, and let us know what you think in the comments down below.
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