Salettl (garden shelter), also known as Pavilion to insiders, appears integral to the leisure time of many young upper-middle class Viennese. Still, simpler folk from other districts dare to venture to this quiet corner of snooty Döbling for breakfast with a grand view of the vineyards and the Vienna woods.
In the summer time, enjoy the vista from the large dining garden. When the snow falls, there may be no spot more romantic in all of Vienna than in this old garden house warmed by wood-burning stoves as you sip melange or red wine by candlelight.
Designed in 1932 by Friedrich Pindt, a student of Otto Wagner, the octagonal wooden pavilion with an interior glass veranda is now under preservation order. Salettl’s menu states that “the refreshing view” is “ideal for thinkers, poets, composers and painters.” Perhaps they would care to add that the post-Popper, popped-collar and pearls-and-ponytail set feel right at home here, too.