Undoubtedly, it is the most beautiful coffee shop in Vienna. Located in a beautiful building, the Gallery Ferstel, and it has stood in this monumental city for over 150 years. It is one of the highlights in Vienna for both tourists and locals with refined taste who frequent this gem of Austrian hospitality, esteemed for its paintings of the Empress Sissi and Franz Joseph of Austria. The columns and interior decoration transport us to the Imperial era, which along with the live piano music creates an atmosphere very difficult to beat by other cafes in this city.
Located in the heart of Vienna, in one of the entrances of the Hofburg, specifically in Michaelerplatz. It´s appearance as a cafe is not as impressive as other the places mentioned in this series, perhaps because it is an establishment more well-known for it´s pastries. Therefore, in addition to highlighting the Sacher cake as we mentioned in the title, you can try other types of cakes and pastries that are also produced here, such as the Apfelstrudel (apple strudel, made with puff pastry). What´s more, if you continue to the back of the store, you can see, behind a glass wall, the whole process of the spectacular sweets that are offered in this historic local place, founded in 1786.
Zanoni & Zanoni is an ideal place for lovers of Italian ice cream, offering a wide variety of ice creams, in addition to cakes, pancakes or snacks among other things (I recommend that you take a look at their website to see how good they look) . You can find it on the street that connects the Cathedral of Vienna with Schwedenplatz.
I loved the McCafe in Vienna! First, because in Spain we don't have these (at least not in Valencia), and second because of the building's style, it's nothing like the typical McDonald's and last but not least because of its many varieties of coffee. It's like Starbucks, but more affordable, with a little terrace with 4 tables from which you can watch people go in and out of shops, all while you drink your coffee or smoothie in peace. Vienna has several McCafes, all of them are in the more touristy areas. I loved it, I hope you come see it soon!
The Einstein is very well known among the university students of Vienna. It lies between the town hall square and the main building of the University of Vienna, making it very popular with students. They serve breakfast, you can try a typical Wiener Schnitzel or have a coffee or a beer. You can find more information about the food and drinks that they serve on their website.
Sooner or later, all tourists go for a walk through the historic city centre, so you might as well stop here. The place is really beautiful, in the Viennese style, and has an excellent quality : price ratio. The tables are by the windows, so you can see out onto the street, and there's a piano ensuring beautiful background music. The dessert counter is very attractive, but there's also an excellent menu of savoury snacks. The beams are breathtaking, like something from another world.
The Hawelka Cafe is a popular place in Vienna and it´s located in the first district. It was founded in 1939 by Leopold Hawelka, ve had already managed the Kaffee Alt Wien, located on Bäckerstraße, for three years. This is a cafe with a strong personality, to put it in some way, and it´s a place where many artists in the city met, such as Hundertwasser, for example. In 2005, Leopold's wife died, the creator of the house speciality: The Buchteln (desserts which the couples´son still continues to prepare, using the traditional recipe). The variety of cafes that they offer is also wide.
It's a real treat to sit in this place, on the right side of the opera building. High arches house the terrace of this select cafe, and the setting is unmatched. The long tradition of Vienna coffee is a good example, but there's also a menu with different culinary specialties; salads, soups, meat, and fish. The price of cappuccino is €4.10, to give an idea of the cost.
The atmosphere of this elegant, cafe-restaurant is unmatched. It is located just under the huge dome of the Imperial Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum Cafe), with stained glass windows. You can't say that it's cheap, but the foods and desserts are really good (especially the strudel). Worth trying.
From Sigmund Freud to Gustav Mahler, Marlene Dietrich to Romy Schneider, to Burt Lancaster and Hans Moser: these are just some of the many familiar faces who have visited this cafe since it was opened by Franz Landtmann in the year 1873. The place is worth a visit, furnished like a typical Viennese coffee house, overlooking the City Hall and the Burgtheater. We ejoyed relaxing here in the afternoon, while trying the delicious cake. The restaurant, housed in a beautiful building, is very large, but it is best to get a table by a window to enjoy the view, even in winter.
At first you might think that it's some kind of large ship - which is understandable, given its location on the Danube. Instead, this is a new place where fashion reigns, where gourmet Schlacher Bernd has established his kingdom. The restaurant is very nice, with an excellent quality : price ratio, and it's the ideal spot for breakfast or light lunch. The decor is very minimalist, with a touch of romanticism. And there's a fantastic terrace for the summer. Friendly staff, great service - a must-try!
This is a typical Viennese cafe. It was opened in 1880, making it one of the oldest in the city, as well as one of the most traditional. It was chosen by Cronenburg as the setting for a scene in his movie "A Dangerous Method", and it's no surprise, given its beautiful interior. You can have lunch here or enjoy a Viennese pastry. The desserts are totally recommended, especially the Sacher torte. Prices are not excessive given the environment.
This is definitely one of the best bars in the city of Vienna, an emerging, cool city thanks to its restaurants and museums. You shouldn't miss this wonderful bar, with a restaurant and a little disco area. It has a youthful, elegant design, with a couple of rooms inside, and a window overlooking the beautiful square in the Museum Quarter. The cafe is on the top floor, and if you go for dinner, the menu isn't extensive, but ranges from soups to falafel. You might just want to go for a cocktail while listening to the DJ spin tracks. If you want to find a place at a table, however, remember to book!