phil - Christian Schädel

Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12, 1060 Vienna, Austria Get Directions to this spot
Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12
1060 Vienna
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50 reviews for phil - Christian Schädel

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  • Scotty The Body
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    • 23. Oct 2012

    Why did I wait so long? Well, the smoking ban, actually. Now that almost everybody has a non-smoking area, I am finally going back and checking out intriguing but previously un-visited spots.

    Boy, am I glad I checked out phil.

    Friendly, comfortable vibe, with a really keen thrift store look. They even have some old translation chairs from the UN (where I work).

    And the best part by far: the music they were playing was *awesome*: American soul, classics of country, great indie, and quite a few other delights. If I lived nearby, this place would be my living room.

    Highly recommended!

  • Jay G.
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    • 26. Apr 2012

    Friend took me here and introduced to the word bobo's or something! Anyway it is a cool, creative concept where one can trink, lese, und hore musik. Coffee, books and music, plus an interesting variety of people, makes it an original, creative theme and option in Vienna. Good on them. Admittedly, it wasn't so my preference but I can see why others would like it.

  • Mike
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    Super hip, vintage cafe and book store, where you can get a great cup of coffee, the new Wild Nothing LP and a vintage 1950's coffee table all in one sitting.

    Usually full, it's best you try and arrive early, especially on the weekend. But when you're sitting, give their super filling breakfast and soy lattes a definite chance! Just be sure to look good while doing it.

  • Floor Drees
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    • 222
    • 26. Sep 2011

    Want to spot a herd of hipsters in the wild? This bookstore/café is the place to go. Great concept though, this mash-up. And they play awesome music, ofcourse. I drank my very first premium cola here and enjoyed both the bobotoast and philburger.

  • Schnidelibue .
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    • 12. Jun 2011

    One of the more sympathic cafe mashups in vienna. Bookstore + Cafe combined. Give it a try !

  • Natalia P.
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    • 12. Jun 2010

    I like this place. Close to work, so I went there to unwind between lessons, or just to chat for hours - I mean hours! - with friends, without ever being disturbed or kicked out.
    It's cozy, especially in winter, and I like that you can browse books and sit in some very very comfy armchairs (if you're lucky, that is.) Service is generally friendly.

    I only ate there once, and the sandwich I had was very good, with very tasty and fresh ingredients, as well as a funny name - something like Bobo sandwich, it was called. I also recommend their mango lassis, those are also nice!

  • AJ
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    • 24
    • Vienna
    • 01. Apr 2009

    A friend of mine started working there recently so I went there to visit him and check out the place.

    It's a quite stylish café with a lots of books that you can read and buy. They don't offer a lot of food but what i had was very good. The Roggentoast was one of the best toasts i ever had. The falafel they get directly from naschmarkt and it was good as well. The chocolate/cherry cake i had afterwards was fresh and yummy =)

    If you want to go somewhere to relax a bit and read a book, i strongly recommend going there.

  • Absinthe
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    • 25. Nov 2008

    Very comfortable place where literature meets Kaffehauskultur (oder so ähnlich).
    The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. Loved the tea there.

  • Vinicolette
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    • 12. Sep 2008

    read books for hours, buy scuffed furniture, do the decent breakfast one. praedikat: nifty.
    just don't smoke.

  • last_shit
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    • 14. Jul 2008

    phil is a very cute cafè! the prices are really fair, the coffee tastes very good and they pute cute little stars on the cappoccino :) .
    you can either sit in cosey couches or outside, which is definitively a plus on hot summer days. there's a veriety of snacks to shoose from too.

    what makes this place really special is the book-/music/-movie- store inside. you're allowed to grab a book and look at it while enjoying a drink. I thought that was totally cute. they have a very nice collection of stuff! very alternative, a lot of artsy books - really, really nice. you can also buy the whole furniture of that cafè.

    a very chilled backplace, stylish, friendly, … - really nothing to complain about!

  • Florian S.
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    • 23. Apr 2008

    big recommendation, good music, good drinks, good food, nice people

  • batesman
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    • 21. Feb 2008

    Great books, great ambience, great coffee and great people all around. They also run the philiale in the foyer of the Gartenbaukino, not quite as popular but they're getting there.

  • Philippe
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    • 30. Dec 2007

    phil presents an inviting mix of bar/café, bookstore, record-store, furniture-shop and - judging from the number of macbooks hooked up to the free wifi - public office. It excels at all of these. Great and friendly service and an audience that tends to be very approachable and open make this a beautiful place to spend an afternoon.
    While non-smokers will find this to be one of the nicest hipster cafés in town, smokers may prefer the slightly less comfy "Möbel" (Burggasse), which has been similarly executing the bar/furniture-shop/wifi combo for a good while.

  • Lisa Max
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    • 30. Sep 2007

    Imagine a bookshop/library combined with a vintage furniture shop, a record store, good coffee, decent snacks/breakfast, very friendly (and in most cases rather attractive) waitresses and waiters, good DJs, wifi and no smoking except for the outside tables. What you get is basically the best place ever.

    (As someone already mentioned on here it's more of an daytime sort of place though. It tends to get crowded in the evenings.)

  • Thomas W.
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    • 14. Sep 2007

    The Phil, if not to crowded, is the place to have a "Schokobanane" and read a book from the places library. Trendy, yet with the Viennese laid-back athmosphere of the classic "Kaffeehaus" (and the waitresses and waiters are polite in the Phil!)

    Warning: The Phil can get REALLY crowded at "prime-time"

  • Ordovicium
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    • 13. Sep 2007

    Based on the reviews I went there and I can recommend it too. Very nice and smooth bar. The books and the music are great.
    Found also a book for me which I have been searching for a long time.

  • Fabian
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    • 14. Jul 2007

    A new favorite! Bobo cafe with relaxing atmosphere, friendly people, comfortable furniture and an impressive selection of funk and soul music. Walls are covered with purchasable books, LPs, lampshades. Smoking is forbidden inside (there are two dedicated spots outside), the reason for the fifth star :)

  • -
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    • 7
    • Vienna
    • 18. Jun 2007

    Recently turned into a non-smoker café, due to the books. Breakfast is 'till 17:00.

    Possibly the only café in Vienna that plays Sigur Rós, Boards of Canada and Trentemöller.

  • oneup
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    • 29. Mar 2007

    Wonderful location. Starting the day with a "Philgut" breakfast is rather nice. Quality of the music selection varies from day to day, but is usually fine with really awesome tracks occasionally.

  • Esad H.
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    • 29. Mar 2007

    One of my favourite places. A concept somewhat similar to Das Moebel, but they also have books and lps and lot of other stuff that make it friendlier, warmer and more cozy than moebel.

    Free wlan (just ask for the password). Be sure to try Bionade Holunder, my favourite drink there.