18 Shots Of Vienna's Cosy Cafes

Cappuccino at Cafe Mozart, Vienna
Cappuccino at Cafe Mozart, Vienna | © missy / Flickr
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Coffee culture is an essential pastime in Vienna. A true Wiener Kaffee Haus should feel like a home away from home, a place where you can hang your coat up at the door and settle into a comfy seat to enjoy a quiet afternoon. Visitors to Vienna are spoiled rotten with the numerous snug cafes on offer. Some are scrupulously traditional, with worn tapestry chairs and metal trays lined with doilies, while others have adopted a modern edge.

Café Sperl

Café Sperl first opened its doors in the 1800s. This wonderfully antiquated joint has free piano concerts every Saturday and traditional Austrian fare on the menu.

The warm interior of Café Sperl
The warm interior of Café Sperl

One of Vienna’s most iconic cafes, Prückel is located adjacent to the Stadtpark, recognisable by the Italic neon sign. Decked out in pastel colours, it has a 1950s vibe.

The 50s style furniture of the cafe

Café Central

One of the most popular tourist cafes, this iconic venue has been serving the Viennese population since 1880.

The interior of Café Central

Café Diglas

This long established, centrally located cafe has a sophisticated vibe.

Café Savoy

A famous hangout for Vienna’s LGBT community, this beautiful coffee house boasts an impressive interior.

Cafe Demel

Cafe Demel has some of the most spectacular cakes in Vienna. It is particularly proud of its version of the chocolate Sachertorte.

Café Restaurant Weimar

This cafe dates back to 1900 and has changed little since opening its doors. Concerts are performed in the evening, with operettas and jazz being the most popular genres.

Café Museum

Café Museum is simple yet refined. Located close to many of Vienna’s famous sights, it has become a favourite among tourists.

Café Hofburg

Located inside the former imperial palace, here is where you can get a glimpse into the city’s bygone royal era as you sip your espresso.

Café Landtmann

This classic cafe counts Sigmund Freud and Paul McCartney as former clientele.

Café Korb

This sixties style cafe has some eccentric trinkets inside, including a range of quirky portraits on their walls.

A woman enjoys a newspaper as she sips her coffee

Café Jelinek

Rough around the edges and oozing with charm, Café Jelinek is a favourite among the residents of the trendy Mariahilf district.

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Famous for its delicious open sandwiches, this cafe is perfect for a long lunch.

Café Schwarzenberg

One of Vienna’s most famous venues, this cafe has a long legacy of producing excellent coffee and cake.

Viennese coffee house
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