The Austrian capital is known for its beautiful buildings and its good food. Big  architects including Adolf Loos, Eichinger oder Knechtl, Sir Terence Conran, Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal have created bars and restaurants in Vienna that are well worth a visit thanks to their design alone!

Best food & desing combination

Vienna has a long tradition of bars and restaurants with unusual interior designs. The Loos Bar is a classic example. A century ago Viennese architect and modernist pioneer Adolf Loos created a timeless atmosphere with his compact American Bar. The legendary Café Drechsler on Naschmarkt was refurbished with a touch of flair by British star designer Sir Terence Conran. The revamped Café Drechsler already has all the makings of a true classic.

Given its location at the Architekturzentrum Wien in the MuseumsQuartier, quality architecture is must for Café Restaurant Corbaci. French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal have based their philosophy around the intelligent treatment of a minimalist approach to using materials, and this is plain to see at Milo. The mosaic ceiling work from Turkish artist Asiye Kolbai-Kafalier provides a suitable contrast to the minimalist architecture elsewhere.

The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK) is another institution that puts the spotlight on good design, making it clear from the outset that refurbishment of the restaurant would have to meet the highest quality standards. Catering comes courtesy of star chef Helmut Österreicher at the Österreicher im MAK restaurant and bar, designed by Viennese architect duo Eichinger oder Knechtl.

Foto: Café-Restaurant CORBACI, © Rupert Steiner