- Accessibility: GOOD
- Space: medium sized interior, seasonal patio
- High chairs: NO
- Changing table: NO
- Decaf: NO
- Smoke-free patio: NO
- Website: coffeepirates.at
- Google Maps: 4,6
Where to begin. For us, Coffee Pirates is rather the center of our coffee universe. Most likely because we used to live across the street. They were our lifeline to the outside world during the pandemic. Heck, they even did our wedding cakes! But I digress…
Fact is, their coffee is excellent. All the awards they’ve won attest to this. They were the first organic certified 3rd wave coffee shop and specialty roastery in Vienna. Located directly opposite the Altes AKH, this spot is usually packed. Before we had kids, we loved enjoying our coffee and cake on the inviting patio. However, the outdoors often brings with it the drawback of cigarette smoke, so these days we opt to stay indoors or grab our orders to go.
There is one step up at the main entrance though the other two, if open, are step free. There are lots of tables and chairs but you might have to maneuver with your stroller.
While the pirates staff is friendly to everyone including kids, sadly this location does not provide high chairs or a changing table. If you don’t squeeze in you can grab and go, heading back across the street to the Altes AKH where you can stroll the calm University grounds or even spread out on the grass. Top parenting tip: in good weather pack a picnic blanket and stay awhile – there is even a nice Kinderspielplatz to enjoy.
Loads of cakes you don’t find elsewhere (caramel banana bread, crumbles, vegan options too), also paninis if you’re looking for something savory. If the main Coffee Pirates is too busy pop into their ‘to go’ shop which is on the same street. There too you’ll find pastries, cakes and sandwiches – here the step up is a little higher.
Don’t forget to buy some of their renowned coffee beans – your home coffee maker will thank you.
The Coffee Pirates are a popular and award-winning coffee shop with excellent organic coffee and a variety of unique cakes and paninis. Although the location is not particularly kid-friendly, the staff is welcoming, and the Altes AKH nearby offers a great spot for families to enjoy their coffee and treats. The shop’s accessibility is good, with step-free entrances available.
Hilary & Markus
Reviewed 12 May