Kraus Café & Bar

KRAUS is the gastronomic neighbour of Kahán Art Space Vienna, the Austrian editorial office of DATUM and the German weekly DIE ZEIT
With its casual fine dining concept, Das KRAUS has become a new place for casual and passionate gastronomy - honoured with 3 toques.

Just as the viennese coffee house was the centre for intellectual gatherings and heated debates more than 100 years ago, the KRAUS is intended to be a meeting place for art, culinary delights and discourse. The KRAUS team presents its guests with a 6-course menu accompanied by selected wines. In 2024, the KRAUS was awarded three stars by the renowned restaurant guide Gault&Millau for the second time, making it a permanent fixture in Vienna's upscale gastronomy scene.


1020 Vienna, Große Pfarrgasse 7

Opening hours
Wednesday - Saturday 18:00 - 00:00​​​​​​


Karl Kraus

At the beginning of the 20th century, Karl Kraus was one of the most prominent writers in Austria, and a loud free thinker of his time. As an independent publicist, satirist and language fetishist, he mercilessly criticised any kind of thirst for power, hypocrisy or double standard: In his newspaper titled “Die Fackel” (The Torch), he mostly attacked the contemporary media in a primarily satiric and absolutely cruel tone. With his mainly lurid articles, he created the concept of “gutter press”, known today as “tabloid journalism”.

Karl Kraus especially enjoyed feeding “canards” or hoaxes to the respected press in the form of letters to the editor, which was also a way for him to extend actionist media criticism in a way, and he did that long before the concept of “Fake News” was born. His financial independence allowed him to disregard anyone in matters of content and to maintain his intellectual autonomy.