vienna :: joseph genuss

03 November 2014

My sister's foodie Instagram always makes me hungry, and also mentally making notes of all the places I need to visit on my next trip to Vienna. At the top of the list was Joseph Genuss, located right by the central Landstrasse station, which she frequents (and therefore posts delicious photos from).

As soon as I arrived, we headed straight there for lunch, and we managed to snag a table at the almost full café. The place prides itself in using organic, locally-sourced, high quality ingredients, which is something I avidly support. The decor inside is simple and comfortable, and there is a whole array of goodies including freshly baked bread, cakes, and other deli products to take away.

We chose to share their Club Sandwich (which was not your regular club sandwich - it was bacon-y, cheesy, crunchy and fresh), and the Antipasti platter to share. The bread on the platter was particularly delicious, chewy and flavourful and pretty perfect. 

With such temptation on display, we couldn't deny dessert! Our swirled cheesecake with a poppyseed biscuit base was seriously good - I think poppyseeds are a great addition to these kinds of cakes.

On my way to the airport back home, I stopped by especially to pick up one of their almond croissants which my sister insisted I should try, and she was absolutely right - it was amazing. And that's coming from someone who doesn't normally choose almond croissants.

She's also given us a pot of honeyed walnuts in a cute little jar from here as a gift before, which I would also highly recommend!

I would definitely visit Joseph Genuss again on my future visits to Vienna, and you should too! There is something there for everyone.

And do me a favour, try the almond croissant. You can thank me later. 


  1. The club sandwich looks amazing! x

  2. Right, that's the second post I've read today about aamzing food in Vienna...*run to check flight prices*....
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  3. You're making me hungry! That Club Sandwich looks lush <3

  4. Oh Damn, the sandwiches look so damn good! I love crusty bread, toasted, with lots of fresh ingredients!

  5. Who doesn't love soup & bread <3
    Another hungry making post Miho!

  6. Dammit, the picture of that cheesecake just made me salivate. My comments on your blog have an overriding theme of drooling over your photos, I feel! Joseph's other cakes at the counter look delicious too - I'll have a hard time choosing if I visit on my next trip to Vienna! x

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

  7. Oh wow, everything looks so good! xx

  8. Thanks a lot for your lovely blogpost about Joseph Genuss and the beautiful pics of our bistro!

    We are looking forward to seeing you again,
    all the best,
    yours Joseph Team

  9. Nuts and honey are so popular in Lithuania and I love them. They are great in oatmeal!

  10. Looks and sounds perfect! Cheesecake/poppyseed sounds like a really interesting combo.


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