Demel used to be the confectionary of the K+K court. Sissi bought her violet sweets here. This history and the location opposite Hofburg makes this coffeehouse, which is more a cakehouse, a very touristy place. We came here for coffee and cakes and paid a fortune (I guess only Hotel Sacher is more expensive).
In the back of the cafe you can look at the creation of the cakes. Here you also find a Bill Clinton and a Kofi Annan head made out of cake and icing which look rather real actually.
To be honest, I enjoyed the cake and the whole interieur design of the place but it lacks this certain "Kaffeehaus" atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: The cake was really nice, the coffee apparently was nothing special.
Day 4 : Stephansdom area
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Favorite Dish: Apfelstrudl
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When early in the morning a delicate waft of chocolate and pastry pervades through the house then the confectioners at the Kohl-markt have started their working day. In order to produce the freshest of goods at the highest level of quality the bakery of the K.u.K. (Imperial and Royal) Court Confectionary Bakery Demel was relocated back to the site at the Kohlmarkt.
On several floors the confectioners produce the typical Demel specialities as they have been doing for over 200 years; these include cream cakes, the finest tea scones and cakes as well as home-made confectionary, all precisely and skilfully hand-made. All products are made from specially chosen and natural ingredients.
Photogallery of the inside & other traditonal Viennese Coffee houses (wonderful images!)
The family business history:
Demel, Anna, b. Vienna, March 4, 1872 was the Owner of the Hofkonditorei Demel (Patissier to the Imperial Court) - which is still in the family today.
Favorite Dish: WHERE TO START!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH
It provided the empress Sissi with fantastic sweets as for example a lilac coloured icecream made of the flowers violets.
Absolutely Amazing set of cakes sweets and chocolates in the most impossible shapes ,colors and designs.Not for the faint hearted......
We had heard so much about the famous Vienna pastries and cakes we were determined to try all the famous cafes, however we were so absorbed in sightseeing that it was a few days before we accidently came accross Demel as we were walking along the popular Kohlmarkt.We tried to get an alfresco table but after waiting unsuccessfully for some time I decided we would look for a table inside the cafe. Inside was as busy as outside , however as we progressed further inside we found a table in the back room. This turned into being better than being alfresco as the atmosphere was fantastic and we had the unexpected bonus of our table being next to an internal glass wall where we could see Demel's expert cake decorators at work. They also had some of the finished birthday and wedding cakes on display.
When our order arrived the Vanillecremeschn and Oberscremeschn looked fantastic and tasted equally as good. We sat there for a considerable time as it was a good place to people watch in a very relaxing atmosphere.
Our cakes cost Euro 3.45 each and each pot of tea was approx Euro 4.
Demel is one of the finest former k.u.k. (Imperial and Royal) bakeries and apparently along with Sacher the only place in possession of the real recipe for Sachertorte. Unfortunately its reputation as the most decadent place to eat cake at has meant that there are often queues, especially with there being a gift shop which is great for taking home traditional Viennese confectionery - albeit quite expensive - e.g. the Demel chocolate assortment which comes out at close to EUR 75 for the privilege. It has maintained its former imperial style - there are still chandeliers adorning the ceiling.
Favorite Dish: Sachertorte washed down with a hot chocolate - a really decadent treat...
well almost everyone who visits wien goes to sacher, so did i on my first visit there. but later i went to demel konditorei and i liked it better. it has that untouched vienna atmosphere. cakes are delicious and staff is very firendly. you can also watch how they bake their famous cakes thorugh a big window wall.
it is opened 10am-7pm-
Demel is the world famous cafe in the heart of Vienna where you can spend your time piling on the pounds (or kg, if you are metric) by stuffing your face with delicious Austria cakes, tarts etc
It's worth going !!!!!
My wife is a Pastry Chef in Baltimore, so we had no other option but to visit Demel's while in Vienna. The Downstairs was packed so we were ushered upstairs. Upstairs we were sat in a corner and rather than giving a pastry menu we were told to serve ourself from the pastry buffet in the next room. The server took our drink order and disappeared for 15 minutes. I was not pleased with the overall experience and for the prices I did not feel that I should be serving myself from the buffet. Again I tried the Sacher Torte and thought it was extremely dry and the worst I tried in Vienna. We both enjoyed the gift shop downstairs and I bought what had to be the worlds most expensive and smallest chocolate bar, but hey, what are vacations for.
Favorite Dish: Hot Chocolate
I enjoyed seeing the works in progress in the back.
This shop is just magic!!!
The decor is worth noting while gosh my gosh the window displays of cakes they make....it is so exquisite. They even have a book for sale, with lots of photos of cakes they made....see the picture below and u will understand what i mean!!!
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