There are things in Vienna that you just cannot change and that’s just how it is. For example: You can get the best Wiener Schnitzel at Figlmüller and the best Tafelspitz at Plachutta. Over and out.
But of course, the first district has so much more to offer than these two classics. The Motto am Fluss is very popular among the Viennese and offers a great view of the Danube Canal as well as imaginative cuisine. Excellent Italian dishes can be enjoyed at Il Melograno and delicious Japanese cuisine can be found at Shiki.
For in-between and at any time of day, the Viennese love their traditional Schwarzes Kameel (black camel) – with a bread-roll and a white wine spritzer in the hand, it means “to see and to be seen”.
Also, all coffee lovers will certainly get lucky in the first district. The traditional cafés include Café Diglas, Café Alt Wien or Kleines Kaffee. In the bakery Aida, you will get lost in delicious pastries, but those who want to enjoy a classic Sachertorte (despite waiting time), go to the Sacher Café in the Sacher Hotel.