After our disappointing guided tour of the Palace, and a quick turn around the wintery gardens in the rain, we were glad to sit down in the elegant surroundings of the Cafe Residenz before leaving the Palace grounds.
We ordered cafe wien melange and apfel strudel - the latter was to die for, the coffee local -but not quite to our taste for stronger, black coffee.
The ambience made up for it though, and even the bill - 19. 60 euros for 2 left us un-phasesd!
If you get hungry while doing the tourist thing there are some small cafes off the side of the Palace grounds to the right when looking from the entrance. They are down a little side area between the Palace buildings near the carriage museum.
Here we found a great bowl of goulash soup and brot (bread) and a real good bottle of Austrian wine all for under 10 euros.