While Vienna, the Austrian capital, might be more associated with a strong coffee culture, Innsbruck is actually a pretty good place for good coffee. Good coffee that comes with a mountain view and maybe a slice of cake if you wish.
Is there good coffee in Innsbruck?
Yes, for two reasons:
- In the last few years coffee roasters & brewers have settled in Innsbruck expanding the horizons.
- Innsbruck is only 30 minutes away from the Italian border. Need I say more?
The Best Coffee Roasters Based in Innsbruck
CoffeeKult – great coffee by Cem Korkmaz, who has won many awards over the years (eg. best Austrian barista in 2011). He offers workshops as well as personalised coffee mixtures. They also operate a „Self Service Store“ in Innrain, where you can get your daily coffee dose any time of the day or night.
Brennpunkt Coffee – expert roasting and also the place to look for a new coffee machine or grinder. The owner, Julian also runs Jules Kaffeesiaderei, a cafe in Universitätsstraße!
Klimabohne – climate neutral coffee beans that have sailed from South America to Europe with fair farmer salaries. The beans are roasted by Brennpunkt Coffee and are available there.
Coffee unbound – based in Wattens, but widely available in all of Tirol. Sustainable, organic and traceable coffee, roasted with the help of Lebenshilfe clients, a social employment project.
Where to go for coffee & cake in Innsbruck
These places have good coffee & some of them just the right cake to go with your cup of coffee. In no particular order.
- La Pausa – as Italian as it gets! Good vibes, amazing taste and delicious croissants (filled cornetti & sfogliatelle with lemon ricotta – make sure to get there early, sfogliatelle tends to sell out quickly).
- Haepinest – changing coffee roasts and excellent consultations when choosing your drink.
- Cafe Momo – the sweet little cafe on the second floor of Wagnersche Buchhandlung (a book store worth stopping by, make sure to check out their greeting card selection too!)
- La Cantina – you can never go wrong with italian espresso or cappuccino. The guys and girls at Cantina know exactly how to do it and they serve croissants along with them in the morning.
- Manni.Coffee – perfectly located opposite to the Kaufhaus Tyrol, here comes your rescue coffee on shopping trips.
- 360 Grad Bar – if you’re not bothered too much about the quality of your coffee but you want it to come with the best view available right in the city center this is where to go. Everyone I ever took there was impressed.
- Cafe Munding – not the most elaborate coffee taste (however to check out the super cool coffee FAME machine, they bought for the Olympic games in 1976) BUT amazing cakes, sweets, panettone & interior design from the 70s.
- Cafe Central – typical Viennese style coffee house that also serves great meals.
- Cafe Katzung – also more the traditional Viennese kind of place for coffee & small bites as well as cakes.
- Cafe Sacher – yes, we also have one in Innsbruck. Go there if you’re looking for the real deal on Sachertorte.
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