In a dispute referred to as a ‘cake war’ in the early part of the last century, Café Sacher and Café Demel (see below) entered into a lengthy legal fight over whose right it was to own the label of ‘the original Sachertorte’. The decades-long tiff was eventually settled in 1963, when both parties agreed that Hotel Sacher could use the phrase “The Original Sachertorte” and Demel had the right to decorate its tortes with a triangular seal reading Eduard-Sacher-Torte. Their recipe is a closely guarded secret and Café Sacher is undoubtedly one of the best places to sample this coveted dessert. It is a sheer work of art with perfectly glossy chocolate coating and beautiful texture. Be prepared – there is usually a long queue at the door.