Throughout the year there is not too many days at the weekend when me and my husband can enjoy together and spend it as we wish. Fortunately, on Three Kings Day was one of them. This time the weather was perfect, and we chose to go on a stroll through sunny Vienna.
On such beautiful days as this one definitely was, is the best way to explore the city by foot. First we took public transport - Metro U1 from 22.district to bring us to well known Stephansplatz, wchich I think is the very heart of Vienna.
There is so many beautiful spots in Vienna which could be visited, but for those who cannot decide where to go, is the Stephansplatz very good starting position. We took a walk towards the Plaque Pillar in direction to famous Graben. Once we got to the end of the Graben, we turn right and the walked down the Bognerstrasse. It took 1 minute walking and we spot the famous bar "Zum Schwarzen Kameel". This place has been run since 1618 and it is very popular among viennese elite and lawyers. According my friend whos mother used to go there every saturday for breakfast, is this place full during the whole week. It doesn´t matter if you visit on monday evening or saturday morning. If you like to sit down and have a proper meal there, I strongly recommend to book a table in advance on their website https://www.kameel.at. The premises are divided into bar, restaurant and also wine cellar where you can enjoy your Grüner Veltliner in nice atmosphere. We had a quick glass of sparkling Rosé a lá stand-up and then decided to go a bit further.
After our wine visit in the first district of Vienna we passed by Hyatt Hotel (review of the restaurant coming soon), all the way down to the Schottentor and well known Universitätsring street, where we took tram D. This tram transported us to the 9th district also called "Servitenviertel". The village-like atmosphere district with many good restaurants, caffees pubs and chocolate shops. This time we payed visit to the restaurant "Das1090". We ordered breakfast sandwich and coffee. I must say that the sandwich was out of this world. Home-made bread, onion chutney, fresh eggs, little salad and bacon was the right thing to put to my belly on this late morning. Just gorgeous! This restaurant has very good reviews on the www.tripadvisor.at and I know why! This restaurant is definitely worth a visit!
With fully stuffed belly we made our way back to the 1.district, this time to Karlsplatz square. With its christmas decorations is Vienna absolutely beautiful. As we admired the unique architecture which Vienna has to offer, we passed by our favourite Sushi place - NEKO. This place is to be found behind the Grand Hotel on Mahlerstrasse Street. We like to eat well, but also we cannot afford to eat at fancy places all the time. This little SUSHI Restaurant is really very good one, with some businessmen visitors from the hotel across the street as well, although the Grand Hotel has its own SUSHI Restaurant. But NEKO is both affordable and very tasty. I definitely recommend this place if you would like to eat 18 Saki Maki for 7,80€ - you want to go for this place! http://www.neko-sushi-bar-wien.at/#cat7
After good food is time for something sweet. As we were tired and were on our way home, we could´nt resist few french macarons which we spotted in the shop window of Confisserie Gerstner on the main shopping street Kärntnerstrasse 51.
This shop reminds me very much of Ladureé confisserie on Champs Elyseés in Paris. If it is only an accident that both facades of these two shops are almost the same (in coulour and style), that is a mystery for me. But still, both Ladureé and Gerstner have super delicious chocolates, macarons and other irresistible "bonne bouche".
Thank you Vienna once again, for this stunning day!