Gluten Free Vienna: Cake at Kurkonditorei Oberlaa

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.

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I had been sent a German language Coeliac card by the Austrian Coeliac Society to which I had then added some additional text to explaining my nut allergies. I used Google Translate to generate the text on my nut allergies (my GCSE German doesn’t allow me to do much m0re than ask the way to the pedestrianised shopping area…) and this worked well in explaining my dietary restrictions.

The cakes at Kurkonditorei Oberlaa were beautifully displayed in a refrigerated cabinet. I was really impressed with the clear labeling.

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I was also impressed that there were gluten free, lactose free and even diabetic options available.

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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.

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Oh. Yes.

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.

Kurkonditorei Oberlaa

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?

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