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New ten­ant: A breath of fresh air at Thalersee

View of part of the new restaurant on Thalersee. In the foreground, pedal boats in swan design
© Holding Graz/Fischer

The Café am Thalersee has resumed operations! The new tenant is KRAFT Moments, led by restaurateur Florian Bollen, who has been successfully running the Gleis//Garten in the former Vienna-Meidling depot of the Badner Bahn in Vienna since autumn 2023.

Florian Bollen has been negotiating intensively with the previous operators of Waldcafe Thalersee over the past few months and has developed a concept for a successful future for the catering business for Holding Graz’s local recreation project at Thalersee. The team behind the new café-restaurant “Thaler See Garten” is a mixture of experienced restaurateurs who already run five locations in London, have built up the Gleis//Garten in Vienna, but were also active in the former Café Restaurant Thalersee before the new building. We are pleased that some of the previous tenants’ employees will be taken on.

What’s new at the “Thaler See Garten”?

As a first step, the new operator is focussing on a wide-ranging menu for all groups of guests with affordable, differently designed offers. Breakfast, lunch with daily specials and reasonably priced regional snacks. Initially, the restaurant will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with plans to open until 10 p.m. later on.

Holding Graz and the municipality of Thal are also working intensively on a new visitor guidance system and the design of the Seerundweg trail, including a playground. As the operators of Kraft Moments GmbH are taking over the existing contract, they will also emphasise the areas of bicycle and boat hire.

In any case, an attractive redesign of the terrace with more wood and greenery is being considered – a public transport connection with a CO2-neutral shuttle from the city centre is also being examined.

Councillor for Finance and Participation Manfred Eber: “We are delighted that we have managed to reopen the Café am Thalersee in time for the start of spring. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the new team all the best and the guests pleasant hours and culinary delights at Thalersee.”