Make sure to include these restaurants on your list when in Salzburg:
220 Grad/220 Degrees: At Chiemseegasse 5, and tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, this coffee café and roaster (220 degrees is the temperature for roasting coffee) is supposed to have the best coffee in town. It also has a fun, retro design. Unfortunately it was closed for both days that I was there. Hope you enjoy it!!!
Mazz Coffee & More: I happened upon this small neighborhood cafe when the coffee place I was going to was closed on Sunday. At Kaigasse 25, this is a food spot for coffee. There is a fireplace in the back which would be perfect on a cold, winter day.
Cafe Konditorei Furst: At Mirabellplatz 5, this is a great spot to grab a wonderful piece (or two) of chocolate and a coffee.
Across at Alter Markt 9 is Café Tomaselli, a traditional coffeehouse and café that was founded in 1705 and acquired by the Tomaselli family in 1753. Mozart was a customer according to their online history. There is an upstairs room as well with outdoor terrace overlooking the square.
Café Bazar: This is a traditional Austrian café overlooking the river and the castle. They offer a full range of coffees, teas, pastries, breakfast items, sandwiches and salads. It was the perfect spot for a salad for lunch on my last day, having eaten my way through Salzburg with wonderful meals and of course my required Sacher torte. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. The large outdoor terrace is perfect in the warmer months. Schwarzstrasse 3, next to the Hotel Sacher.
Steinterrasse: Located on the 7th floor of the Hotel Stein, this is a wonderful bar and restaurant overlooking the river and the castle. There is an enclosed section for the colder months and to make this a year round destination. If you can’t go for lunch or dinner, at least go for drink and enjoy the incredible view. Giselakai 3-5.
Café Mozart: This is a traditional café with traditional décor on the second floor of Gatreidegasse 22. It has been there for 110 years and is the only place in town that serves Julius Meinl coffee from Vienna. I enjoyed a latte between seeing the two Mozart homes and museums.
Carpe Diem: At Getreidegasse 50, this is a well-regarded and highly recommended bar and restaurant with a much more contemporary vibe than you often see in town. Their concept is “finger food” or small plates particularly in the downstairs bar. The restaurant has more substantial meals upstairs.
Across the street is another contemporary restaurant, the Blaue Gans (Blue Goose), located in the Arthotel Blaue Gans at Getreidegasse 41-43. It also comes highly recommended for more contemporary Austrian specialties in a more contemporary setting.
Stiffskeller St. Peters: Located just below the castle, is a wonderful restaurant that is the oldest operating restaurant in Europe from 803. The Mozart family used to dine there, according to the restaurant brochure. It has a warm, cozy atmosphere and offers Austrian specialties. I booked a table for lunch and enjoyed a true Austrian wiener-schnitzel with roasted potatoes. The service and food were very good. Upstairs, they have a lovely room where they offer special Mozart dinners. I booked my table online which I suggest you do before you go.
As you exit the restaurant, make sure to visit the lovely church to the right and walk further to the right and visit the cemetery with wonderful iron crosses, many of which are painted.
The restaurant also features a Mozart dinner concert in their lovely Baroque Hall upstairs.
Monchsberg 32: Located at the Museum de Moderne Salzburg on the 3rd floor, this café, restaurant and bar has stunning views of the city and castle. I loved the 500 antler light installations on the ceiling reflecting Salzburg’s alpine culture.
Goldener Hirsch: This hotel restaurant, has been a local staple, since 1948. They offer wonderful Austrian specialties in a warm, traditional setting. I loved the stag design on the napkins and plates. Very Austrian!! The service was excellent. I had a really wonderful venison dish, with red cabbage and a potato dumpling in a mushroom sauce with cranberries. I even liked the Austrian red wine, a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. Getreidegasse 37.
They also have a more casual restaurant, Restaurant s’Herzl, which has received some good press as well.
The Augustiner Brau: This is a local brewery that was established in 1621 by Augustinian monks. You can tour the facility and then spend time in the tasting room that is highly popular with the locals and draws large crowds. Lindhoffstrasse 7.