Local Heroes: Philipp & Luca / ice-cream store Schelato

The Altstadt Vienna lies in the middle of the trendy 7th district. Or as others call it: Boboville. Our portraits "local heroes" provide you with an insight of the real Vienna. Experienced by real Viennese. Our neighbours.



The two young creatives about trying to make people happy with their ice-cream

Why do you like the area? Why are you in the 7th district?

We love the Spittelberg area and the neighbouring MuseumsQuartier and have always wanted to settle here. It's a very creative surrounding, that works like a small village. It has a very special cherme and inspires us a lot.

What are you selling? What is your passion behind it?

We offer home-made ice-cream, coffee and drinks. 

It's been a couple of years that we started to produce our own ice-cream for our friends, instead of bringing a cake as present. We both come from creative jobs and also wanted to run riot on the ice cream recipes. When we tried them on our friends, we decided to turn it into a business. 

It always was and still is very important to us to only use high quality products from preferably organic origin to create a natural and "real" taste. We are always searching for new tastes and flavourful experiences. We won't stand still and love the creative part of it.

Word Rap about Vienna    


Only in Vienna

The highest number of ice cream stores per resident in Europe.


Better somewhere else: 

Cheerful people. But we are trying to make them happier with our ice-cream. Sometimes one scoop is enough, sometimes you need a big cup.

Sweet Vienna: 
At the Guerilla Bakery in Favoritenstrasse you can buy home-made cakes and other sweets from the owner personally. Or Kurkonditorei Oberlaa, definitely a classic. 
Hearty Vienna:  

The inn Blauensteiner „Zur Stadt Paris“ right at the beginning of Josefstädter Straße. They have a very traditional atmosphere and meals, like veal heart and cooked beef with horseradish. Also Gasthaus Schilling at the corner Burggasse/Halbgasse is a very typical Viennese restaurant with high quality meals.


When it gets dark...

Vienna goes to bed. Or in the Prater. Or to Donaukanal. In the best case, you do both. For breakfast, you can return to the hotel ;-) 


Not in any tourist guide:  

There is a small park next to Belvedere castle that is only accessible for key-holders. A very secret place in the middle of the city. 


Your favorite place:

The city's edge areas around Neustift am Walde or Stammersdorf and Strebersdorf. You can spend long hours on mild summer evenings with a glass of wine or two or three and enjoy a great view of the city.


A must-see?

The first district, within the Ringstrasse. Explore all the little streets and old shops, as long as they are still there. In contrast to that travel to Brunnenmarkt by public transport and buy some fresh fruit and vegetables there. In fact, with these two you can experience the essence of Vienna.


You can skip although in the guide book:

A tour with the fiaker (horse carriage) or a visit of the Donauturm.


What do you love about the city?

The manifold cultural offers. Vienna is a world city in that matter, that's for sure. 




Lerchenfelderstrasse 34

1080 Vienna (just around the corner)

opening hours:

Mo-Su  12:00 am - 10:00 pm

Schelato II

Schleifmühlgasse 11 (near Naschmarkt)

1040 Vienna


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