Turnhalle im Brick-5 Vienna

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Turnhalle im Brick-5 – Coffee In a former gym

What used to be the former gym of a Jewish school, is now a hang out/coffee/restaurant dream come true. You enter this hidden gem through the main entrance of a residential building. Once you have reached the inner courtyard, you’ll find a small rear house from the Gründerzeit, which is equipped with stunningly large curved windows. The font of its past purpose saying Turnhalle (german for: gymnasium) is still up on the facade.

I fell for the interior architecture of this place, as it is quite spectacular. The building has high ceilings, a petite gallery, copper beer barrels and an overall cozy atmosphere to it. If you look closely you might find some old furnishing from back when it was still used as a gym.

Turnhalle offers vegetarian and vegan food only. I love going there in the afternoon, choosing a vegan option from one of their baked cakes and having a chai tea with soy milk. They’re opened daily. During weekdays you can choose from different breakfast options (10 a.m and up until 3 p.m). In the afternoon and evening they are serving bowls.

On weekends Turnhalle is known for their exceptional brunch buffet, which is operated in two shifts: the early birds shift from 10 a.m – 1 p.m and the sleepyheads one from 1 p.m – 4 p.m.

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Details about this spot



Herklotzgasse 21, Vienna

Telephone number


Opening Times

10:00 - 00:00 daily


Breakfast: € 9.80
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)