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    Inside Cafe Westend
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    Kaffeehaus: Café Mozart

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Caf�� Mozart

    Shortly after Mozart's death in 1791 this Coffeehouse was established in his name.

    Favorite Dish: Today it is a classic Viennese Coffeehouse and restaurant, offering not only snacks but also main courses.

    Location Innere Stadt (Inner City)


    Metro: U1, U4, U2
    Station: Karlsplatz

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    Kaffeehaus: The Meierei

    by Fam.Rauca Written Feb 9, 2006

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    The Meierei
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    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.

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    Good coffee and nice climate: Diglas Cafe

    by chiara76 Written Sep 6, 2005

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    Me in front of Diglas Cafe.

    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;)

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    Viennese Coffeehouses

    by HORSCHECK Updated Aug 27, 2007

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    Inside Cafe Westend

    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.

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  • Cafe Diglas: Viennese Kaffeehaus

    by Mariajoy Written Aug 18, 2005

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    Cafe Diglas

    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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    Oberlaa Cafe: Best Hot Chocolate

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hot Chocolate & cake

    Everytime I am in Vienna, I won't miss my favourite Oberlaa hot chocolate or heiss schokolade (I'm a smart-ass sometimes) in the city centre. You can also enjoy a selection of good set lunches of local & international dishes (but don't expect fusion or oriental, just european)

    During my last trip, I went to the Kurpark Oberlaa in the area around the Laaer Berg. In this area thermal sulphur springs were discovered in the 18th century and so they built a place where you can soak in the hot water (great in winter). Later, have a nice lunch at their restaurant with its namesake

    Apart from hot chocolate, you can also have lunch but the best is the selection of wonderful cakes including the sacher torte.

    Favorite Dish: Hot Chocolate, coffee and cakes

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    Kaffeehäuser: A part of Vienna - good coffee

    by christine.j Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Einsp��nner - good coffee in Vienna
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    Vienna is a paradise for coffeeholics, if there is such a word. Even though the famous Kaffeehäuser in the centre of Vienna are touristic, you still get good coffee there and wonderful cakes.

    We liked them all. Hawelka we found the most comfortable, with its plush sofas. There was a very interesting bulletin board which alerted us to an exhibition about art from the Faroe islands. This exhibition is on display at the Leopold Museum, until 7th September 2008, so if you want to see puffins dressed in business suits, there's your chance.

    Café Central was the busiest, it took some time to get the waiter's attention, but the Doboscake was worth waiting for.

    The café in the Museum of Natural History had the most interesting atmosphere, it is not every day that a stuffed leopard seems to be jumping on your shoulder.

    None of them was cheap, but considering that the coffee is really good and the location and atmosphere have to be taken into account, I wouldn't call any of them expensive.
    Café Hawelka is closed on Tuesdays.

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    Cafe in KUNST-historisches Museum: The cafe with the most beautiful ambiente

    by globetrott Updated Aug 11, 2012

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    Cafe in Kunsthistorisches Museum
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    This cafe and restaurant INside the Kunsthistorisches museum is a Must for its great architecture and for great cakes & dishes ! The cafe is situated right under the big dome and that way it might be the most beautiful place to have a coffee in Austria !
    Prices are a bit higher than in an ordinary cafe, BUT the quality is also very good and the architecture is for free. Unfortunately there is NO way to get to this place without having payed the entrance-fee for the museum first !! There is a similar cafe in Naturhistorisches Museum,but the architecture is a tiny bit less ornate.

    Favorite Dish: The Cafe in Kunsthistorisches Museum is a good place to taste austrian cakes : my favorite was Esterhazy-Torte : a cake with hazlenut-filling and on top it has a glazing of white sugar with a chocolate-pattern in it. Coffee is made "the austrian way" strong and with a foam on top.
    Every thursday between 06.30p.m. and 10.00p.m.
    you may taste there a large buffet of Viennese specialities:
    hors d'oevres, hot meals and sweet Austrian deserts
    for a fixed price of 34 Euros per person
    Eat what-ever you like & as much as you can
    That price does NOT include the ticket to the museum!!
    Make reservations at their telephone/fax-number below !!

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    Cafe in NATURhistorisches Museum: a great cafe in a special surrounding

    by globetrott Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Cafe in Haturhistorisches Museum
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    The architecture of the dome above Cafe in Naturhistorisches Museum is a bit less ornate than the one in Kunsthistorisches Museum, and still it is a really great place to have a break after exploring the museum. It is just a pity, you have to pay the entrance-fee to the museum first, in order to get to that cafe. On your way to the cafe you will also pass by the favorite dog of empress Maria-Theresia - see my picture !
    Don't miss the giant crabs next to the cafe !!
    They are NOT on the menu !
    BUT on exhibition next to the tables of the cafe !!

    Favorite Dish: Dobosch-Torte was my favorite cake there, it is made of thin layers of cake alternating with thin layers of chocolate and it has a top of glazed sugar . The choice of cakes is really great in that cafe and mostly you will find empty tables quite easily !

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    Café Griensteidl: Sanitized Decadence

    by morgenhund Written Nov 6, 2005

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    Caf�� Griensteidl

    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.

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    Cafe Cortez: Nice coffee, nice atmosphere

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Aug 17, 2009

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    Cafe Cortez

    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

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    CAFE CORTEZ: CAFE CORTEZ

    by longsanborn Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    Outside of Cafe Cortez
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    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.

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    Café Museum: I preferred it before the renovation works

    by morgenhund Written Nov 11, 2005

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    Caf�� Museum

    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.

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    Cafe de Sol: Cafe de Sol

    by Imbi Written Nov 9, 2003

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    Cafe de Sol put forward a lot for gourmets: various salads, ice specialties and sweet crepes. At the Cafe de Sol is always lively, the sun always shines, even when the weather is bad outside.
    Give it a go; hopefully you will not be disappointed.

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    Cafe Schottenring: In 19th Century style

    by Manara Updated Feb 28, 2005

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    This cafe, founded in 1880, makes it possible to dine with style at an affordable price. The furniture, the decoration, the chandeliers and the grand piano all contribute to form a picture of Viennese turn-of-the-century style.
    If you go there for an afternoon tea you will find also piano music (after 3 pm).

    Favorite Dish: Zwibelrostbraten, a traditional dish consisting of a beef cutlet topped with rings of fried onion (not battered). A glass of red wine costs from 1.90 to 2.70.
    As a dessert I recommend Apfelstrudel, but you can also select a cake from the ones you can see in the glass showcase.

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