Cafe Rüdigerhof definitely belongs to one of those insider, local places, where there is no sign of tourists. It is located in the fifth district, in a beautiful art nouveau, historic building. This restaurant is so lovely in spring and summer, when you can enjoy delicious Viennese cuisine in the shades of their beautiful garden. There is always people around, and yet it is very peaceful, which makes the garden an ideal place to relax, read a book, write or do some uni things for example. Which is what I plan to do next time when I visit. In summer it always feels nice to find some outdoor place to work on papers, outside the flat or a library. Do you do it sometimes? If yes, what are your favorite alternative study places? 🙂


Getting back to food, cafe Rüdigerhof is very famous for their braised liver dishes (an Austrian specialty and actually very tasty if you are into that sorts of food) and other classical Austrian specialties such as schnitzel. However they also serve breakfast and have some lighter traditional dishes such as “Geröstete Knödel mit Ei” – a dumpling with an egg. This was my first time having this dish, which I first saw at Instagram profile of our foodie friend viennaeats and got interested, since I often like having some simple, old school dishes. As you can see at the picture this is an omelette-like dish, and I really liked it. It is very light and tasty, so I advise you to give it a try. 🙂


Besides this, it is worth mentioning that they also have reasonable prices and a daily menu offers. And the service was friendly and quick. I also appreciate their opening times – every day from 9-02 a.m.!

Have you already been at cafe Rüdigerhof? What are your favorites there?


Cafe Rüdigerhof 
Address: Hamburgerstr. 20, 1050 Vienna
Tel. 01/586 31 38
Opening times: every day from 09-02 am.

How to get there: U4 station Kettenbrückengasse, exit oposite to Naschmarkt. From there just walk along the street for around 5 minutes and that’s it!

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And just sometimes, staff cooperates when I take pictures! 🙂

Thanx a lot for stopping by! 🙂

Written by Vienna Insider

Vienna Insider - Lifestyle - Travel blog based in Vienna, Austria. Written by sisters Una and Isidora


Henry AT fotoeins

Hi! It may be almost 2020, but I found from an online search your mid-2015 review of Cafe Rüdigerhof, because I’m likely to stay in the immediate area for a visit in the new year. Thanks!

Vienna Insider

I still remember the day we created all the pictures and content for that review. Time flies, but I am always super happy to see that even our older posts are still useful! It always gives me extra motivation to continue creating content for our blog, despite all the regular work. Enjoy your stay and thank you very much for your comment! Kind regards, Una, Vienna Insider Editor in Chief

Henry AT fotoeins

Hi, Una, and thanks for your reply. Not surprisingly, I didn’t make the planned 2020 visit; then, 2021 came and went in the midst of a pandemic. Under the banner of a more hopeful 2022 year, I’ve come back around to this post in anticipation of a return to Vienna later this spring. Fingers crossed, and thumbs pressed!

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