It took a long time, but we finally did it. Finding a time with friends when there’s also an open table in Le Loft in Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom isn’t so easy. Suffice it to say: it was worth it!
Even the elevator ride to the 18th floor is -if I may put it this way- “interesting”. A completely black elevator with very dim lighting. Takes some getting used to – but definitely something different. On the 18th story, the doors open and all of the first district of Vienna lies at your feet. And when the sun is rising, too- it’s no common view of Vienna.
For 32 Euros per person including sparkling wine/champagne, the breakfast at Le Loft is very reasonable. The dishes range from muesli to yogurt, cooked eggs, different fruits and freshly pressed juices to fresh baked goods. All of them were outstanding, and sadly tempted you to take more. So, a figure enhancing breakfast over Vienna.
The only thing that I must unfortunately note here: the rolls were, to my taste, in the category “too small.” Everyone knows that normally the portions of butter at a breakfast buffet are barely enough for one roll. Here it was reversed. For the first time that I can remember, I had butter left over. So, the rolls could certainly be larger.
Just because it’s a fancy establishment doesn’t mean that everything has to be smaller. A tip for the hotel: certain things should be left as they are.
By the time you’ve stood up for the 20th time and gotten a few more tender morsels for your palate from the buffet, nearly 3 hours have gone by. Perhaps it’s time to slowly call a halt? But a fresh squeezed juice would be good. And then your glass is empty again.
“The check, please!” At the same time, a subconscious thought: the sum will certainly be considerable. Far from it, we were corrected: on the bill was, in fact, just 4 x 32 Euros. Hats off! In Le Loft, clearly there is no extra charge for every egg or glass of sparkling wine.
We will definitely come here again.