Alles Party Shop

Don’t be deceived by blink-and-miss it entrance to Alles Party at Südtiroler Platz 10 (near the Kunsthaus). Inside is an Aladdin’s cave of party supplies with decorations, accessories and balloons for every occasion. From baby showers, kids birthday parties (all major themes such as harry potter, Gruffelo, Disney princess, Frozen, Paw Patrol starwars, football etc […]

Tiendita de Alex – Mexican Store

Tiendita de Alex is THE place to go if you are looking for authentic Mexican products. Run by a group of Mexican friends who were missing food from their homecountry, you’ll be sure to find whatever you need. For example when I visited in January they had tamales for El Día de los Reyes Mago (three king’s […]

Shopping & eating locally in Graz

A few new places to find locally produced food and made-in-Austria products in Graz, plus an on-line Austrian shop offering same day delivery. Genuss Ab Hof have opened a small pop up shop at the bottom of the Schlossberg (Schlossberg 2) selling fresh local farm products and wine. Open Monday – Friday 9 am – […]

Baumgartner am Paulustor – Garden store

A mini oasis in the middle of the city! The upscale garden store Baumgartner am Paulustor has recently opened in the historic Palais Wildenstein at Paulustorgasse 8 (close to Karmeliterplatz). Full of stylish garden accessories, household wares, decorative items, plant pots and lots more. A pretty courtyard filled with flowers and plants also offers a […]

Shop Local: Maghony Wilson Bikes & Bags

The former owners of Cafe Cultural Exchange have opened a stylish new bike shop & cafe at Körösistrasse 1 (corner of Keplerbrücke) Maghony Bikes & Bags is a full service shop, specialising in custom made vintage bikes, spare parts, service and repairs. Plus they have their own handmade canvas bike bags. Made to last a […]

Silvia’s Cornershop – British groceries

Fans of Silvia’s Cornershop (previously at Schillerplatz) will be pleased to hear she has reopened again near the Karl Franzens university and close to the Stadtpark at Harrachgasse 12. Alongside her Austrian regional products and organic produce from their Biohof, Silvia has a nice range of British products, including baked beans, biscuits (custard creams, hobnobs, […]

Die Manufaktur – sustainable textiles

Die Manukatur is a workshop in Gries with a great social purpose. They focus on helping people who are having a hard time entering the workplace and train them on traditional handicrafts, furniture restoration, monument preservation and textile repairs. They also have a small store where you can buy their handmade textiles and upcycled products. A […]

Where to buy a cake in Graz

For special occasions and birthdays it’s nice to have a cake specially made. Here are some options where you can order a cake or have one custom made (remember to order a week or more in advance if possible). Further down I have some recommendations for store brought cakes when you need a emergency one […]

Local Artist – Katcha

As part of my local shopping guide, I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite artists & shops in Graz. Katcha Bilek is an award winning designer and a fabulously cool person. She has worn many hats and previously lived in an old fire engine in Spain, creating upcycled art installations for […]