Vienna Freihausviertel, Austria
For our second visit to Vienna, we wanted to move beyond Innere Stadt (1st district). Extending from the Naschmarkt to Wiedner Hauptstrasse is the Freihausviertel, the core of urban living in Vienna. Bohemian flair coupled with Viennese charm.
- Café Drechsler: Conran & Partners are responsible for this updated Vienna coffee house interior. A great place to enjoy a Wiener Melange (espresso with milk), open until 02:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
- NENI: This is where it all began for Haya Molcho in 2009. Today she is running a family business which consists of 5 restaurants, cookbooks and her products selling in supermarkets. I admit I am such a fangirl. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner NENI on Naschmarkt has an energy, similar to the shouks in Tel Aviv. Market stalls selling olives, falafel and spices and NENI restaurant right in the middle.
- Naschmarkt: This food market is my favorite place on a Saturday in Vienna, with many restaurants and an adjacent flea market you can easily spend half a day here.
- Blumenkraft: While staying at Das Triest I've noticed their beautiful flower arrangements. Luckily they've shared their secret with me: they work with Blumenkraft, a flower boutique around the corner. Housed in an art nouveau building you'll find flower arrangements resembling art works.
WHERE TO STAY
- Das Triest: A former coach station for travelers on their way from Vienna to Trieste, the interior design by Sir Terence Conran plays tribute to the port city with railings and porthole windows. In every bedrooms you'll find a fresh cut flower. I really enjoyed breakfast on the quite terrace.