Typical Austrian Breakfast
Breakfast in Austria is a delight, whether it consists of a slice of hearty dark bread with frischkäse or a semmel roll with schinkenspeck, I am all in. As an American girl who loves her brunch, I was eager to find ways to continue my brunch tradition abroad. Lucky for me, Austria has plenty to offer and I have started to explore restaurants in my city in search of the perfect bite. Today on the blog, I will be sharing information about the components of a typical Austrian breakfast.
On weekdays, an Austrian breakfast tends to be pretty simple and consists of bread with butter and toppings or yogurt and muesli. On weekends, Austrians tend to savor their breakfast with a larger meal and spending quality time at the table with friends and family. A typical item you will find on menus is the Wiener Frühstück (Viennese Breakfast) which is a set meal.
I am a huge fan of the Wiener Frühstück and luckily the Park Cafe in Villach has a great “Business Frühstück” deal where you can select five items from their list of goodies for a flat fee (€ 6,90 at time of post). I like to start my meal with a nice cappuccino or melange before digging into the spread of bread, meats, spreads.
Below is a handy guide with key vocabulary for understanding an Austrian breakfast menu. Hopefully, it helps you assemble the frühstück of your dreams.
So I have sold you on the Austrian breakfast yet? Compared to my previous life of super sugary cereals (I will love you forever Captain Crunch) it is nice to eat a more balanced and filling meal for breakfast. Do you have any breakfast recommendations in Austria? I would love to hear your recommendations.