As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this fourth St Anton cafe review, Sonnegg will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
St Anton Cafe Review, Sonnegg
Sonnegg is the cafe we frequent most regularly for lunch. It is right next to the Nassereinbahn lift valley station in St Anton am Arlberg. They serve everything from breakfast to lunch, an afternoon snack or low-key après-ski. With the advantage of not having to put your skis on again afterwards to get down the mountain. Unfortunately they are not open in the evenings for dinner.
Its location makes it a good spot for non-skiers to meet up with skiers. It is right by the nursery slope, so you can take little ones for a toboggan before or after lunch. Or for a ski for your larger little ones. There is room for buggies / prams and they have some of those high chairs that clip onto the table. Note though that the toilet is tiny and the floor often soaking wet from melted snow, so useless for baby changing. You might be best off heading to the toilet under the lift station where there is at least room for a buggy / pram change.
St Anton Cafe Review, Sonnegg: the food
The main reason we go here so often is that the food is excellent. Daddy swears by the Sonnegg burger, according to his extensive research the best in town. Some of my favourites include the Tiroler Käsespätzle (I guess like a local macaroni cheese) and the green salad with melon, avocado and goats cheese. On a Sunday (and a Thursday) they do a roast pork with dumplings, the closest you will get to a Sunday roast here! From Monday to Friday after 13.30 they serve Kaiserschmarrn, a type of chopped pancake, which is delicious. And they have an excellent natural radler on tap. Daisy usually just has some of our food but sometimes we order a kids meal for her. These are enormous, for example, 5 fish fingers and huge portion of fries.
And the final attraction: for some reason Daisy loves running up and down this restaurant more than any other.