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
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;)
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.
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.
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 !!
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 !
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...
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
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.
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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