Vienna’s most famous imperial confectioner has revived the original vision of owner Anton Gerstner in 1877 next to the state opera by opening their new café-restaurant on the second floor of Gerstner, located on Kärntner Straße 51.
After finding the perfect spot, within a stone’s throw of the original café’s location, Gerstner offers a variety of classic pastries and confectioneries at their shop on the ground floor. The second floor is home to a cosy bar, where you can enjoy
Schlumberger sparkling wines, livingroom atmosphere and the best view of the Wiener Staatsoper. Velvet furniture and decorations take you back to a time where emperors and empresses were strolling trough Vienna’s alleys. Empress Elisabeth had more than once personally walked into the Gerstner shop to select sweets for her beloved grandchildren. Her Majesty was especially fond of candy-coated violets that can still be purchased today, elegantly packaged in a velvet box.
“Our foremost concern was to give the new Gerstner the same luster that the café at Kärntner Straße 6 had in 1877,” says owner Oliver W. Braun. So the new restaurant on the second floor now features historic ceiling murals, grand fireplaces and red marble pilasters and it’s definitely worth a try if you’re looking to taste Viennese culinary classics like goulash, sirloin roulade and Wiener Schnitzel accompanied by a wide range of Austrian wines, sparkling wines and organic juices.
Gerstner offers a weekly changing lunch menu, refreshingly light and tasteful, from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, they offer a brunch buffet.
Every Sunday 11:00–14:00
€59 per person without drinks
Enjoy an opulent buffet with starters like delicious veal tenderloin, volcano ham or crab salad.
Main courses include fish, meat or vegetarian dishes, served to you at your table, freshly prepared by Gerstner’s cooks.
Complete your culinary experience, with one of their famous pastries as dessert.
Please reserve ahead