Bits and Pieces – Austria

Before I begin writing about more current food-tasting experiences, I have decided to create a special edition of several “Bits and Pieces” blog posts pertaining to different countries. These will contain scattered photos I have gathered; too little to be placed on their own but not unworthy of being mentioned. Here is the first one of these curations – let us proceed with Austria.

 

Heindl’s Palatschinkenpfandl – Vienna: If you are looking for a really wide range of pancake fillings and sides (and want to practice your spelling), this is your go-to restaurant. Although a bit on the heavy side, the pancakes are tasty. I enjoyed sitting on the terrace.

 

Augustiner Brau – Salzburg: Sitting under the shade of the trees in this beer garden is one of the most relaxing things to do in Salzburg. It was nice to see silver-haired people meeting here to enjoy a beer like how they seemed to have been doing for years. The brewery has existed since 1621 which is mind-boggling. The food is less impressive than its history, but appropriate for a casual setting. I would also recommend trying the Almdudler drink which is a fizzy Austrian invention.

 

Triangel – Salzburg: If I ever visit Salzburg again, I would definitely try this restaurant another time. The wooden tables, arches, and decoration give this eatery an appealing warm interior. I remember the food was great, especially the platter showcased above.

 

Cafe-Konditorei Braun – Mondsee: This cafe, in the quaint town of Mondsee, is known for its apple strudel; a traditional Austrian pastry. Another thing this town is popular for is its basilica, for it was there that Maria wed Georg von Trapp in the Sound of Music (yes, I do love the von Trapp family singers).

 

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Lemonchilli Cantina & Bar Mexicano – Salzburg: I had to post this because I really enjoyed my dinner at Lemonchilli. A place to go to if you want a fun night out with a flavorful fajita and an accompanying drink.

Cafe Tomaselli – Salzburg

Salzburg is a charming place. It is big enough to be called a city, yet it is small enough to be cozy and familiar. There are two things of great importance to this special city; Sound of Music filming location spots, and of course Mozart being born there. It is said that this musical genius used to frequent this cafe which is now known as Cafe Tomaselli. Imagine deciding not to go there; even if it might be a tourist trap, one still has to try what is apparently the “oldest still operated cafe” in the whole of Austria. So, we chose to sit on the balcony of this cafe which is a part of history; twice. The waiters were very friendly and we enjoyed the food, especially the sweet drinks and cakes. For me personally, the cakes were reminiscent of my trip to Lake Bled in Slovenia, where they have something very similar to this cream cake called “Kremsnita” and it is also delicious.