Coffeehouse Culture


CoffeeWhat is the favorite hot beverage of every Viennese? You are right – it’s coffee. Around this tasty black liquid a whole culture developed – the coffeehouse culture. In the past coffeehouses where traditional meeting points for writers and other intellectuals. So if you are in Vienna, you should definitely experience the special atmosphere of one of the traditional coffeehouses. But where to go?

Café Central
This coffeehouse is one of the most famous ones in Vienna. The traditional furnishing lets you reminisce several decades. You still can enjoy your coffee with one of the daily newspapers. Take your time and enjoy the ambience.
Address: corner Strauchgasse/Herrengasse, 1010 Vienna
Public transport: U3 underground stop Herrengasse
Website: Café Central

Café Sacher
You shouldn’t miss this coffeehouse. You have no other choice than to order a Sachertorte – THE cake of Vienna. Your relatives and friends will love you for presenting them with the cake as a souvenir – just buy it in the shop next to the coffeehouse. There are different sizes and packages available.
Address: Philharmonikerstraße 4, 1010 Vienna
Public transport: U1, U2, U4 underground stop Karlsplatz
Website: Café Sacher

Café Demel
Another popular coffeehouse is the Café Demel. It has a long history and has been a “court supplier” meaning that it regularly delivered regularly to the emperors of Austria. Like the other two coffeehouses, it is known for providing a traditional atmosphere. Moreover, they have an endless selection of delicious cakes.
Address: Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Vienna
Public transport: U3 underground stop Herrengasse
Website: Café Demel

Café Hawelka
You should go there in the evening after 8p.m. and try the Buchteln. Buchteln are yeast pastries filled with things such as jam. Interesting to know about this coffeehouse is that it is featured in the song called “Jö schau” by the Austrian singer-songwriter Georg Danzer.
Address: Dorotheergasse 6, 1010 Vienna
Public transport: U3 underground stop Stephansplatz
Website: Café Hawelka

Did you know?
At VOX Design Hotel we also live the coffeehouse culture. So for you to have a perfect start in the day, all our rooms are equipped with a NespressoTM coffee machine and new capsules every day. Do you have a favorite type of NespressoTM coffee? Let us know so that we can provide you with the right capsule!