The Sorger is an institution in Graz (est. 1688) and located in the center of the Old Town, in the Sporgasse. And by the way this place is one of the very first non-smoking coffee shops in Graz which changed to non-smoking many decades ago and kept it that way since then.
The Sorger in the Sporgasse – the cobblestone road in Graz – has two floors, and I prefer the upper one, since here it is more comfy and it features a high ceiling. The famous Käsestangerl – you can also have it as Schinken-Käse-Stangerl (as on the photo) is a super delicious Danish pastry covered with cheese or with cheese and ham and it is fluffy in taste and the cheese (together with pieces of ham) is really something you don’t want to miss. Its recipe should already have made it on the UNESCO list and most of the Grazer know this delicacy.
The interior has been renovated in the last months or so, resulting in a more light and bright atmosphere, but in my opinion it lost a little of its old charm of the monarchy therefore. But anyway because of the renovation it became more colorful, modern, and trendy, and luckily some of the style elements from the old days they preserved, such as these special orange-golden chandeliers you can see on the photos, which was the style before the renovation.
The staff is friendly and the opening hours are very nice, since this place is open until 22:30/23:00 (except on Sunday and Monday, where it already closes at 19:00). See it for yourself:
And here you can see the photos in the famous slide show:
The Bottom Line: The Sorger in the Sporgasse in Old Town Graz, located in Sporgasse 4 in 8010 Graz, is a very nice place to relax and enjoy delicious pastries, tarts, and all kinds of baguettes, sandwiches and the like since it is one of the main bakeries of Graz with a long tradition.
Best wishes from Graz,
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann