Kunsthallencafe – The cafés of the Kunsthalle Wien

Art & coffee – contemporary art and modern comfort

From the Kunsthalle to the Kunsthallencafe – the Kunsthalle Wien presents national and international contemporary art in two locations as a city institution. The first location was opened at Karlsplatz in 1992 and reconstructed as a glass cube in 2001. In the same year, a location was also set up in Museumsquartier, with the former winter riding hall of the court stables extended by a functional new building.

The Kunsthalle Wien presents exciting art projects from both local and international contemporary art at both locations.

The Kunsthallencafe – HEUER am Karlsplatz

The cafe at the Kunsthalle Wien on Karlsplatz, also named the Kunsthallencafe, was converted in 2014. The new establishment is called HEUER am Karlsplatz and features a restaurant, bar and outdoor area with hot food continually offered until midnight.

The restaurant places great value on regional and organic products. With it, coffee from the in-house coffee roastery, homemade lemonades and creative cocktails from the cocktail bar’s chief mixer are served.

Liegestühle vom Kunsthallencafe am Karlsplatz (4., Treitlstraße 2)
Kunsthallencafe at Karlsplatz © Schaub-Walzer / PID

The newly adapted function room offers a space for ongoing events. From Wednesday to Saturday, there are music events with DJs.

HALLE Café Restaurant – in Museumsquartier

The “Halle” café and restaurant combines modern design with imperial architecture and is, at the same time, a communication centre for the art area.

The restaurant’s menu ranges from classic and vegetarian to vegan cuisine. The dishes are cooked fresh every day and are based on organic products and homegrown herbs. The menu also alternates on a weekly basis, meaning that modern home cooking and California kitchen are prioritised just as much as fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches and homemade cakes.

museums quartier square with people and modern art museum mumok in vienna, austria
mumok and Museumsquartier © tasfoto /

Visitors to Museumsquartier view the area as their second living room, which is why aside from the many options for hanging around, the hall even offers breakfast until 4:00 p.m., with food served until midnight before closing time at 2:00 a.m.