Austria, Eastern Europe, Europe, Travel

Café Central

Hi, it’s me Marimonda!

Today, I’d like to introduce you café central, another famous coffeehouse in Vienna. There are three well-known coffeehouses in Vienna, the first one is café sachet (to see my previous post, click here), Demel, and Café central. While the previous two are recognized its chocolate cake, the last one is more known for its history. Imagine that the coffee you’re having now and the table you’re sitting were the exactly the same as if it were 100 years ago. As a center of influential people, café central was a meeting place for philosophers, writers, and intellectuals at that time. It’s been almost 150 years since it’s opened its door for the first time, this place is still loved by people from all around the world.

The building looks a bit different from its neighboring ones because this one was built followed Italian architect style.

Atmosphere

The inside of the cafe is very bright and you can feel the history from its interior design. On the wall, there are portraits of Emperor and Empress of Austria. High ceiling and big windows makes the coffeehouse more warm and cozy. Thanks to the long windows, you could enjoy the natural light at any table inside the coffee house. I loved it.

Menu and Service

Here, you can find from vienna schnitzel to dessert like other coffeehouses in Vienna(to see the post on figlmuller-one of the best schnitzel places in Vienna- click here). We ordered one einspänner, one espresso one apple crumble, and one pancake with stewed plum.

On the menu, it is said that the pancake with stewed plum can take about 20 mins but it served less than 10 mins to my table (I’ve been to two times, and both of them I got it relatively quickly). I think they put the maximum time to wait, since it’s served later than the others. You can tell it was freshly cooked because it was warm. And it goes really well with the plum sauce.

As you can see in the picture, the apple crumble is full of apple. Just one bite, you would feel its rich flavor and different textures of ingredients which make the pie more delicious. The whipping cream on the top of the coffee was very soft and it just melted away in the mouth. Though, Italian espresso is number one in my heart.

Also pieces of cakes are available, you just tell the server the number of the cake, and he will bring it to you. The showcase is located just right next to the entrance, so after assigned a seat you can go can pick the cake you’d like. Other menus like apple crumble or pancakes are on the menu. A cup of coffee costs €5~10, and the desserts also cost €5~10. The portion of the dessert is pretty big, two people can share one dessert if you ate something before or are going to eat something after. All desserts are so yummy, but a bit pricey.

Happy travel with Marimonda! See you soon 🙂 

Practical Info.

Address : Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien, Austria

Hours : 7 : 30a.m. – 10 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Sun.)

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Austria, Eastern Europe, Europe, Travel

Café Sacher

Hi, it’s me Marimonda!

Today, I’d like to introduce you café sacher, probably the most famous coffee shop in Vienna, Austria. Yesterday I posted a review of Figlmuller, a schnitzel place in Vienna (to see my previous post, click here). In this post, I continue reviews of restaurants in Vienna. Located in the center of the city, this place would be a paradise for dessert lovers. Once you step in, you would smell sweet, which will make you happy right away.

Atmosphere

Café sacher is a very classical place. Red velvet sofas make here like a upscale salon. The cafe is full of people, but it’s not noisy, so I could relaxed and chilled out.

Menu and Service

You can find all types of coffees here (except iced coffee, overall it’s hard to find an iced coffee in European countries). Their signature sacher torta is a must item. When I saw the cake, I thought it was very small. However, after tasting it, I changed my mind. Since it’s very sweet (personally, too sweet), it may difficult to have one whole piece by oneself. We were a group of four people and we ordered two sacher tortas, one tea, two coffees, and one aperol.

The cake was served with whipping cream on its side and the cream went really well with the torta. As I mentioned above, the cake was really sweet with rich chocolate flavor. If you are tired and have a long day, a bite of this cake will wake you up and give you energy right away!

You can find the original sacher in different cities such as salzburg, graz, and innsbruck. I haven’t been to other places, but I am pretty sure the quality of the cake will be the same. For drinks it costs about € 5~9 and the original sacher torta is €7.5. Alcoholic beverages are a bit more expensive, thus you can set up your budget about €13~20 per person. It’s expensive, but you shouldn’t miss it when you visit Vienna.

Happy travel with Marimonda! See you soon 🙂 

Practical Info.

Address : Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria

Hours :  8 a.m. – 12 a.m.

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