Having tried a gluten free schnitzel in Vienna, I felt duty bound to try another food item which Vienna is famous for: Cake. Yes, yes, I know, it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it…!
Vienna is a city which appears blessed with coffee shops and cafes on almost every corner. Thanks to the very helpful Austrian Coeliac Society, I had a list of those which were able to offer gluten free cakes. I was excited to discover that a number of places in Vienna, including the famous Imperial Cafe, offer gluten free Imperial Torte. Upon further investigation I learnt this cake is made with almonds which sadly meant no Imperial Torte for me.
Nevermind, step forward Kurkonditorei Oberlaa who have nine cafes in Vienna and were able to provide me with both a gluten free and a nut free cake.
The cakes at Kurkonditorei Oberlaa were beautifully displayed in a refrigerated cabinet. I was really impressed with the clear labeling.
When I showed our waiter my German language Coeliac card he led me to the counter to discuss which of the options did not contain almonds, hazelnuts or chestnuts as well as being gluten free. The result was this bad boy.
I thoroughly enjoyed this magnificent piece of molton chocolate mousse. And I enjoyed it even more when Mr D pronounced it superior to his (non-gluten free) Sachertorte. Love it when that happens.
We visited Kurkonditorei Oberlaa at both the interesting Naschmarkt and also at Landstraßer Hauptstraße. The latter location is 1 minute’s walk from Wien Mitte station where the airport shuttle departs from meaning you could have one last gluten free cake fix before heading to the airport for your journey home.
1. Landstraßer Hauptstraße 1, 1030 Vienna Tel. +41-1-715-2740
Opening hours: Daily 8.00 to 19.00
2. Naschmarkt 175m, 1040 Vienna Tel. +41-1-587-4633
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 09.30 to 19.00
Other locations can be made on the Kurkonditorei Oberlaa website
Cost: Under EUR 15 for 2 cakes, a coffee and tea
Rating: 9/10 – What’s not to love about gluten free and nut free chocolate cake?