Cafe Cortez is located just outside of the Kettenbrückengasse station, next to the Naschmarkt. This is a place I like to go to for coffee and sandwiches, especially on a cold day. The atmosphere is modern & cool and service is reliable. The prices are also quite reasonable so you can have a full meal under 10€
Favorite Dish: They make a mean cheeseburger and chicken sandwich
Cafe Westend is a traditional coffeehouse which is frequented by artists, students, journalists, creative types, as well as people simply waiting for a train in the nearby Westbahnhof. The cafe was established in 1895 and the decor seems 1950s/60s and has dark green chairs and benches, ornate chandeliers, and large windows. There is even a private room which is used by artists and political organisations for displays and talks. It can also be let out for events. The coffeehouse serves good food as well.
Refined coffee house by the Rathaus. The majority of the clientele appear to be ladies of a certain age - that complement perfectly this slightly tired but very well presented establishment.
They serve very good cakes which can also been bought through their website (below).
Melange costs 3.40 Euros.
The tradition of the Viennese Coffehouses dates back to the 17th century when the Turks besieged Vienna.
People come here for a drink or even a small meal and of course for people watching.
Some of the famous Coffeehouses in Vienna are Cafe Demel, Cafe Hawelka, Cafe Central and Cafe Sacher. Even if you don't have a rest here, they are all well worth a look.
Two Coffehouses that I visited for a drink and a meal are the traditional Cafe Westend and the more modern Cafe Stein. I liked them both.
Cafe Cortez is a trendy cafe during the day, but by night time, it turns into a cosy cocktail bar. It has faux-leather couches for guests to sit back and relax, while enjoying the coffee, wine or cold drinks and listening to good cool music. The kitchen will serve breakfast in the morning, great food/snacks for lunches and light food/snacks in the evenings.
Cafe Cortez usually opens in the morning and closes late in the evening, and on Fridays and Saturdays, it will close as late as 2.00 am.
On weekdays, Cafe Cortez has happy hour starting from 8pm until closing and serves cocktail drinks at half-price. They also have a limited selection of wines and beers.
Favorite Dish: They make good hamburgers - my favorite is the Cheese Burger with potato wedges. I also enjoy their salads, especially in summer when they have a wide selection of summer salads.
Best of all, they make really great espresso and cappuccinos. When it gets warm and sunny, you can sit outside and enjoy the street scenes along the Naschmarkt and Flohmarkt (flea market) around there.
The building of the Meierei was found 1901-1903, in the city park, on the shore of the Vienna River.
The architects Friedrich Ohmann and Josef Hackhofer, realized the plans of this construction.
The building has a unique architecture, with a rustic pedestal story and a high mansard roof with fence crown.
The construction was badly damaged in the II World War.
It was built again in the run of the years and was restored completely in the year 2004.
This former milk drinks hall forms an important component of the city park and of the Vienna river overflow.
Favorite Dish: The gastronomically creation of this restaurant, is a real attraction for the Viennese and for the tourists.
A beautiful and airy terrace is in summers, the peculiarity of this restaurant.
Beside the building walls, is placed, a gigantic milk bottle, symbol of the aged identification of the construction.
Until a couple of years ago, Café Museum had a nicely welcoming and shabby feel to it, which made it more homely than it is now. All the chipped and scratched and cracked vestiges have now been removed - and the Adolf Loos-designed interior, which had hitherto been on display in the Hofmobiliendepot was reinstalled. The seating has been given a fresh lick of red paint - a bit to gaudy for my liking and the place is too clean and tidy rather than functional and well-loved. This café used to be one of Klimt and friends' favourites, being a stone's throw away from the Secession. Fortunately the whole refit doesn't appear to have overly changed the clientèle - remaining popular among students (the Technical University is very close) and chess players alike. Prices are around average - which considering how central it is, really is not bad.
Favorite Dish: There is a good range of pastries and light snacks to be had including breakfast staples such as ham and eggs and croissants.
Café Griensteidl is now a sanitized replica of its decadent past - the original was demolished in 1897, having been rumoured to have 900 brands of schnapps, with poets drinking themselves into a stupor in its decadent heyday. Today the reopened Griensteidl, which was reopened after renovation in 1990 is far more tame - gone are the schnapps bottles and now it is a refined and comfortable coffee house, which unlike many others is actually quite child-friendly. Prices are slightly more reasonable that in others within walking distance and it is very easy to let the day drift by in Griensteidl. It has a special attachment for me as it was in Griensteidl that I started poring over the ads for somewhere to live when I moved out to Austria. It does tend to get rather full with tourists but off-season is really rather pleasantly quiet.
Favorite Dish: It does some very good light meals which are quite a pleasant antidote to coffees - otherwise the full gamut of coffees and glorious freshly-made cakes.
We liked this cafe a lot as they have had there very good coffee, cakes and food there.
You can eat there not only the sweets but also the fresh breakfasts and lunches.
We had a good coffee and tea there and also wondersful cakes, homemade ones of course! You ca feel it eating this wonderful cakes in "Diglas Cafe".
The stuff is nice and the climate inside is very nice.
It was great that there are a lot of citizens there, I like the places which are visited by the local people.
Favorite Dish: Hmm, I like the sweets there the most like the cakes with the fresh fruits, strawberries or blackberries...
Coffee was wonderful.
You have to try yourself;)
As soon as Petra and I met up after several days of no coffee and cake and girly chats we knew we had some serious catching up to do so we made our way to the nearest coffee shop which happened to be the Cafe Diglas near St Stefan's Dom.
Favorite Dish: We both had the Haustorte and Petra had a lukewarm coffee and I had tea - to which I added a Tetley's tea bag I had brought from the UK and keep in my bag for just such emergencies as weak continental tea...
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