Best Coffee Shops in Vienna

Vienna has its priorities right.




The whole city seems obsessed with coffee and chocolate cake! Literally everywhere you look people young and old are munching away on some form of baked good.



Groups of middle aged men quite happily catch up over some apple strudel topped with ample amounts of whipped cream as opposed to going to their local pub as they would do in Ireland.


In case you can't already tell I am a big fan of this concept. I could spend all day in coffee shops; studying, reading the news, taking photos of my drink...


I especially admire that there is touch of class in Viennese coffee houses. There are no cardboard cups with misspelt names scrawled across them.


In Vienna coffee is served on a silver plate with a glass of water, your waiter will most likely be in formal attire, and live piano music will play softly in the background.



All this being said I thought it would be best to write up a quick list of my favourite coffee shops in Vienna for anyone who is planning a trip there.

1) Cafe Central


This place is an absolute must for any trip to Vienna!


I love the high arched ceilings, the waiters in tuxedos, and of course the fabulous selection of cakes!


Just to complete my chocolate over dose I also ordered a hot chocolate. I probably have diabetes now but it was delicious!


2) Demel

This trip was the first time I visited Demel as it is always packed and the long queue for a table had put me off before.


Was it worth the wait? Yes! The interior of Demel is beautiful with it's old world elegance.

Demel

Also this cake.....


It was soooo good and it had a perfect texture.

Melange - A Viennese speciality 

Worth noting that Demel was one of the favourite hangout spots from Empress Sisi as well as many other notable characters from history, including the far less favourable Nazi leader Baldur von Schirach.

3) Cafe Sacher

Firstly if you haven't read my post about the beautiful Hotel Sacher, you should because this hotel is just gorgeous!

Blue Bar at Hotel Sacher

Cafe Sacher is located across the street from the Opera House making it a popular spot for some post show tea and cake.


It's claim to fame is of course the "Original Sacher Torte", a dark chocolate cake with an apricot flavoured filling. The speech marks are due to the legal battle that went on between Demel and Sacher over the naming rights to the Sachertorte.

4) Cafe Mozart

Opened in 1794, Cafe Mozart was a popular meeting spot for writers and artists.

Traditional Wiener  Schnitzel

We went for dinner but I think it is probably more of an afternoon tea place, again selection of the cakes was excellent.

5) Cafe Korb

Old school and far less fancy than the likes of Demel and Cafe Central, but there was something about this no frills cafe that was quite endearing. It felt more like the real Vienna than some of the more famous cafes.


6) Delia's

Delia's is different from all the previous cafes on this list as it is probably the only one that wasn't opened hundreds of years ago, but best chai latte I have ever had... word.

Not the Chai Latte, I had that back in 2011 and I still remember it!

Not worth the effort: Cafe Hawelka

Cafe Hawelka is mentioned on all the guides but personally I wasn't a fan. I thought the cafe was too famous for its own good and the service was awful.


I definitely was not impressed with the waiter asking straight out for a tip after ignoring us for nearly half an hour.


Also there is dishevelled and rustic and there is down right falling apart at the seems and I felt the decor of this place was verging on the latter..



Liakada

31 comments:

  1. I love your travel pics! If I ever visit Vienna I will be sure to check out these coffee houses. Nothing like a great cup of coffee. I find the nicest coffee is on the continent, for some reason it is just never as nice in Ireland! X

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    1. Thanks so much Mini, these places are definitely worth a visit! I know its hard to find good coffee, though I have undying loyalty to Butlers Cafe as they give you a free chocolate each time :)

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  2. All of the places look so cute! I'd love to visit Vienna, I hope you had a lovely time! :) xx

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    1. I loved them all! So worth a visit!

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  3. I'm such a fan of Sacher Torte that I would love to visit the Sacher cafe. Have never been to Vienna but I'll save this for when I do go!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  4. Wow what lovely pictures and a gorgeous tour! I'd like some of that cake too please! :)))

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  5. Wow what lovely pictures and a gorgeous tour! I'd like some of that cake too please! :)))

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  6. Love the fall inspiration! xo

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    Bri
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  7. I may not be a coffee drinker, but I am definitely in love with the ambiance of these cafes. They look amazing and so worth going to even if I don't drink a cup of joe. Love this.

    Kia / KTS
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    1. Oh they have really long lists of tea and hot chocolates so def worth a visit even if its just for cake!

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  8. It looks so lovely there, I want that cake
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  9. You made me dream!! Thank you for the tips dear! When I visit Vienna I will remember this post!
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    1. So glad you liked the post Dora :)

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  10. The decor in all of them is stunning! Better than coffee shops in Leeds, that's for sure!

    Corinne x
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    1. Haha way better than the coffee shops here in Dublin as well

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  11. You are so right coffee and cake is a tradition in Vienna, I absolutely loved it. The Cafe Opera we went twice once for breakfast and then for coffee and cake. You have picked a wonderful selection Lucy x

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    1. Oooh I tried that one too, but I went for aperol spritz in the evening.. should have tried a cake though!

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  12. Such a breath taking photos! This place looks amazing! thanks for sharing :)

    xx Jamie | Love Peace and Shimmer

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    1. So pleased you liked the post Jamie :)

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  13. Looking around and finding everyone munching on baked goods sounds ideal to me - yum! You've visited some beautiful cafés :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. They were so gorgeous, I want to go back already :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing that.
    I love to travel to Austria.

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  15. Great post, thank you for your thoughtful words!

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  16. I just had an operation so i’ve slept for literally three weeks and i’m having so much fun catching up on your content!! xxx



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