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7 Konditores and Cafes You Must Visit in Innsbruck

Innsbruck might be a small city in comparison to the capital Vienna, but one thing that it's for sure is there is no lack of good quality Austrian Konditoreis to have your pick from.

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What is a Konditorei?

Konditorei is a mix of a cafe and a pastry shop. Konditoreis are a popular place for people to meet and catch up over a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake (Kaffee und Kuchen). What differentiates Konditores from cafes is a wide selection of pastries and the purpose of having drinks and pastries at the premises instead of getting a takeaway.

Cafes focus more on the beverages part of the menu, whilst Konditoreis offer a wider selection of pastries and some even serve breakfast.

Konditoreis are very popular in Austrian culture and since I have visited Innsbruck so many times by now the tourist sites do not interest me anymore, most of my visits to Innsbruck are spent simply cafe/Konditorei hopping with a friend or on my own with some good reading material in tow.

Good Konditorei / cafe is not just about the menu. It is also about the ambient. I share my 7 favourite spots in Innsbruck where you can relax with a good book or catch up with a friend over a piece of cake and a brew.

To avoid any confusion - most Konditoreis in Innsbruck go with a name Café So And So.

You will find that most Konditoreis and cafes in Innsbruck carry a varied selection of newspapers displayed on wooden newspaper holders you can read over your Kaffee und Kuchen.

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1. Café Mundig

Mundig Konditorei-Cafe is one of my favourite places in Innsbruck. This family owned cafe is over 200 (!) years old and it is also the oldest cafe in Tirol.

I can spend hours here just reading and people watching in a cosy booth by a big window. This is also a perfect place for a catch up over a coffee and cake.

WHERE: It is located in the old city, just around the corner from the Golden Roof.

BEST FOR: Breakfast, Kaffee und Kuchen (chat over a coffee and cake), people watching, quick break from a busy day, reading and writing

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MUST TRY: Breakfast!, Mundig hot chocolate where you get all the ingredients separately and then you make your own hot chocolate

Address: Kiebachgasse 16, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria


2. Strudel Café Kröll

Best Strudel in town! Strudel Café Kröll can be found in the Altstadt (old town), just a minute walk away from the Golden Roof and across the alleyway from Sacher Cafe and one of my favourite restaurants in Innsbruck - Stiftskeller.

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WHERE: It is located in the city centre opposite of Sacher Cafe.

BEST FOR: Strudel, gluten free breakfast

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