What I started off last week with my review of the Parks Zinzendorfgasse, I want to continue with a review of the Dancing Shiva raw, vegan superfoods restaurant in Vienna. I had breakfast there the day after the Street Kitchen Food Market and figured at review would be interesting to a lot of people who travel to Vienna and are probably on the lookout for a vegan place to eat!
As already mentioned, Dancing Shiva is not just any vegan restaurant, but it is actually a raw vegan superfoods restaurant. They also have a store attached, which was actually there before they opened the restaurant. They usually have a brunch buffet on Saturdays, but I went there earlier to just have regular breakfast that they always have on their menu, because I didn’t have time, nor the money to spend 29€ on brunch. Which is a point I will come back later to.
It is really conveniently located in the Neubaugasse, so you can easily walk there when you are somewhere along the Mariahilfer Straße or the Burggasse. It has a lot of wood inside, which makes it feel very cozy and welcoming – so is the staff. What was not ideal at my visit was that there was a yoga class upstairs, so they had to be super quiet in order not to interrupt them and I in turn had to wait quite long for my breakfast. They did tell me about that though when I arrived.
I decided to go with the Sun Warrior breakfast, which is chia pudding with hemp seeds, homemade cashew cream, bourbon vanilla, tonka bean and fresh fruit. For drinks I went with the matcha latte, with homemade almond milk. When it finally did arrive, it was delicious. The portion of the chia pudding looks quite small, but as it is chia pudding, it is quite filling. The matcha latte with the homemade almond milk was actually nearly too rich for me. I’m not the biggest fan of almond milk in general, and I guess I should’ve just asked if they had a different milk. Soooo, I do have a little “but” here. The prices. I know, it’s vegan, it’s raw, it’s made with superfoods. It’s Vienna. I paid € 5,9 for the chia pudding and € 5,9 for the matcha latte. Am I the only one who has never paid more than € 3,9 for a hot beverage? I know matcha is expensive, but I’m not sure if that price is justifiable even with that reasoning. Verdict: next time I’m going to order a different beverage. For the breakfast itself, well, the ingredients are definitely not expensive enough to justify the price, but it’s the vibe, the preparation and everything else you have to pay with it. So I guess, it’s somewhat okay. I really enjoyed the food, and for a treat, I would definitely come back. Not sure though if I would go for the 29€ brunch. That is quite steep in my books!
Have you been to Dancing Shiva in Vienna? If so, what was your experience? Have you in general been to a raw vegan superfoods restaurant or café? Let me know!
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