Blueorange Coffee and Bagel - Margaretenstrasse

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    ( 8 reviews )

Margaretenstrasse 9, Vienna, Austria, 1040

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe with free Wi-Fi. Offers marked vegan choices in hot and cold bagels, sandwiches, wraps, lunch specials. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by Floyd205

Nice place... - Edit

I've been to both locations a number of times. I greatly appreciate how far they go to accommodate vegetarians and vegans, with clearly-labeled options (and many of them, at that); however (and I suppose this is a bit obvious, being a primarily bagel-oriented place), you will not find much love if you're trying to avoid gluten or wheat-like grains for any reason. Likewise, the veg options - despite being plentiful - are often nonetheless fairly commonplace and simple (just hummus/avocado as spreads, usw.). Overall, I'd love it if the team would check out the work Eltana is doing in Seattle; the creativity of their spreads - many of which are vegan - seems to know no bounds! If not, even just some peanut/almond butter or vegan cream cheese (Kite Hill! Kite Hill!) would be great.

Whilst they should absolutely be given credit for so much as offering a gluten-free bagel, it is sadly more of a torture device than a food item. It's tasteless and has all the character of a limp piece of cardboard, which is fine as a quick fix and delivery device for more flavourful toppings, but it becomes far less tolerable when you have to watch your friend tuck into one of their amazing-looking wheat/spelt bagels every other weekend. Thankfully for myself, this is not a lifelong hardship, but rather a floating, two-week low-FODMAP regimen that I keep compromising on and having to start over and over.

To all coeliacs and gluten-sensitive people: I feel your pain!

P.S. - The vegan sandwich options are fine, if a bit lacking in flavour (nothing a little salt or pepper couldn't fix, though, especially if you're going for that aforementioned bagel-shaped cardboard), but beware: as with Swing Kitchen's burgers and wraps, they are not for the mess-averse!

P.P.S - Oh, and they charge extra for the cardboard bagel, both in money ( 0,50€) and time ( 15 min, glaube ich). I understand why, but still... Painful.

P.P.P.S. - There's few things I find more enjoyable than having one of their avocado sandwiches (on a pumpernickel bagel...lecker!) on a lovely, quiet, rainy Sunday in Vienna. It may destroy my stomach, but oh well, it's worth the risk!

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-03

Pros: Plenty of veg options, a few GF, They've now got oatmilk too!! :D, Nice atmosphere, whether for work or just lunch

Cons: Many options indeed seem 'conciliatory' at best, Love it - I'd just like some more creativity!

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Great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch - Edit

This place was awsome! I had the vegan power breakfast which was really worth the money (7,5 €), and super delicious! Got two types of hummus and guacamole to put on the bagel as well. They also have a lot of other vegan options clearly marked in the menu, and they even have a few vegan cakes! It's not too expensive, around 4-5 € each bagel, and they also make coffee with plant milks. I would definetly come back here!

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friendly and tasty - Edit

Friendly and tasty. I was happy they were open on a holiday. English menu available and vegan and veg items clearly labeled along with gluten free. I had the Vegan power breakfast, an amazing brownie, and a mangon moothie. Smoothie was small. One bagel isn't enough, so i got a second one.

Pros: labels vegan options

Cons: strong smell of eggs around breakfast

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Cream cheese overflow - Edit

Jest like I mentioned in my Hildegard review before, I hate it whe (almost) every dish in a restaurant etc contains a specific ingredient (such as mustard or cream cheese). I know, it's kinda tradition to spread bagels with this white stuff, but it does NOT have to be on every non-vegan bagel.
However, I like the concept of Blue Orange offering mainly vegetarian options and caring about the origin of their products.
The menu includes bagels but also breakfast, a wide variety of coffee, milkshakes etc. They also sell books, Ben & Jerrys and Xylitol besides their menu.

Pros: Vegetarian and vegan options, Good philosophy, Relaxed location

Cons: Cream cheese hard to avoid, Prices have risen, I think, Kind of confusing ordering system

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Very good breakfast - Edit

This place was close to my hostel and I had a very good breakfast here.

I chose the vital breakfast option and got a bagel with two kinds of hummus (one with red beets, both very good), apricot marmelade, vegan butter and Wilmersburger cheese. All of it was very tasty and filling! My only complaint would be that I didn't like the coffee so much.

Pros: vegan breakfast, very filling, good price

Cons: didn't like the coffee so much

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Good bagels - Edit

Blueorange has quite a few vegan options (including sweet baked goods) clearly marked on the menu. I had the avocado bagel and it was great for breakfast: it really filled me up for the day. It's a convenient place for a light bite, the staff were really friendly and there's an English menu too.

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tasty snacks - Edit

they offer great bagels and snacks with good vegan choices!
i really liked the wraps - they have some interesting fillings - not only hummus+salad.
soy milk is available (extra charge).
staff is very kind and helpful.

Pros: great vegan options, nice staff

Cons: serve meat

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Vegan - Best Breakfast - Edit

Vegan: We did search for good breakfast opportunites. Here we have found something special. We had a tasty bagel (they have six or seven different kinds of vegan bagels) vital breakfast (vegan option) with vegan cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, great humus, tasty horseradish, fresh marmelade and orange juice (8,90€). We didnt need more. Hot soya chocolate was good as well. Just 4 stars because the cafe offers non vegan stuff.

Pros: Hey, they have vegan stuff!, tasty vegan breakfast

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