If you want to experience a real Wiener Wirtshaus, without the grumpy waiters but with a socially inclusive mission instead, Assmayer is the place for you to go.
It’s a mixture of Czech and Austrian cuisine, offering both Svíčková, as well as Wiener Schnitzel. I probably wouldn’t have visited if it hadn’t been recommended to me by a friend.
To be honest, the exterior doesn’t look too appealing, but once you step in you’ll be enchanted. I like everything about this place; whether it’s the dark brown wooden panelling on the walls, the small niches with the even smaller tables, which are perfect for a relaxed dinner with a few glasses of Kozel (Czech beer), the wooden chairs with engraved hearts, the antique Coca-Cola advertisements and the general nonchalant flair surrounding this Wirtshaus — not to forget about the marvelous food at reasonable prices.
I suggest you try the Spinatnockerl, which are tiny dumplings (kind of like gnocchi) with spinach and loads of garlic. If you are into desserts, the Liwanze is a must have. It’s quite similar to a miniature burger, made out of pancakes as the top and bottom layer, with Powidl (plum jam) and cream in between.
The restaurant also provides a social sustainable aspect. A book flea market has been put together in the back part. One can bring their old books and others can buy these books by donating an amount of their choice, which again will be donated for a good cause.