Calling this place a bakery doesn't really do it justice. The ground floor eating spot at the quirky Design Hotel is the heart and soul of the lobby. It's a restaurant and chilled coffee hangout by day that morphs into a cool bar once the sun goes down. Sure they bake their own bread (go for the breakfast buffet, it’s the dream!), but don't be fooled into thinking that's it.
There’s no shortage of quirky design elements at the Daniel Hotel. We loved the 'Don't even think about parking here' sign in the front drive by the hotel's rental Vespas, and the 'no bad temper' warning as you enter. Their version of a receptionist is a young, tattooed guy at a vintage desk asking for your name over the banging music. Turn right and you're in The Bakery, a long L-shaped room with a wall of windows looking over the hotel's organic veggie garden and Airstream trailer (aka Room 777).
We stuck to Austrian wines, but the friendly and hot staff will mix you a decent drink if that’s what you want. The food is decent: burgers, steaks and the like. Sit at the bar and chat with the staff or get your freak on in one of the swinging couches, but if the sun’s out hit the deck outside.
Play ‘who see who can find the most random items used as plant pots’ game… to get you started there's the disco ball fern holder by reception, the plant in the corset by the lift, the old record player... If this goes on too long you may as well just check in and ask for the Hammock Room, you won't be sorry.