Founder Michael Mikusch opened the doors to the Austrian Bakery in 2005. It all began with just one breakfast sandwich on the menu and one Austrian baker behind the counter selling his European-style breads.
Through these last years, the bakery and deli grew into a full-service cafe offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering and, of course, authentic Austrian pastries, such as Sacher Torte and Bienenstich. Because of the direction the Bakery has taken, there was a recent name change to emphasize it's true offerings.
Today, the Austrian Bakery is known as Cafe Vienna. While you can still find the original breads at the Cafe, your eyes and taste buds, should not stop there.
Cafe Vienna offer Chicagoans authentic Austrian fare, from Wienerschnitzel to the famous Altwiener Apfelstrudel. The Apfelstrudel, made fresh daily by Mikusch, the "Meisterbäcker", caught the attention of the folks at Chicago's Best and was featured on their show in 2012.
Proof that Cafe Vienna has become a favorite dining spot for it's Lincoln Park neighborhood is the line you see coming out the door on the weekends. Through the Cafe's participation in events like Taste of Chicago, May Fest, and many other Chicago-based festivals, word about the food has spread and the Cafe's popularity continues to increase. Cafe Vienna is truly a success story and we're excited to see what the future brings.
We are always open online to take your order. You can pick it up anytime when the store is open.
Bakery & cafe serving schnitzel sandwiches, apple streudel plus more European & Austrian fare.