Cafe Mozart


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Cafe Mozart

Cafe Mozart opened its doors in 1794, making it one of the oldest coffee houses in Vienna. Located right opposite the Albertina, it has been a gathering point for cultural figures for decades. With classical interiors and a covered terrace, Cafe Mozart offers traditional Viennese cakes and dishes. Their apple strudel is particularly popular.


Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has been regarded as part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Legend has it Vienna's café culture had its beginning back in 1683 when a sack of coffee beans was left behind by the retreating Ottomans. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, coffee houses became the go-to places for intellectuals and creatives, including the likes of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, James Joyce, and Leon Trotsky. Traditional cafes entice visitors with a wide variety of coffee-based specialities, heavenly pastry creations, and a unique cosy and friendly: Austrian gemütlichkeit. If you are in the mood for something more modern, there are hundreds of third-wave coffee places in Vienna.