Cafe Museum


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Cafe Museum

The Cafe Museum was a meeting point for the big names during the turn of the century (Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka and Otto Wagner among others), having opened in 1899 nearby Naschmarkt and the Secession. The original very modest creation by Adolf Loos, who subsequently became a regular, was replaced in 1931 by Josef Zotti. After closing and refurbishing works, the cafe was renovated in Zotti’s style and reopened in 2010 with new interior decorations. Try the three desert selection with Sacher, Mozart and Raspberry Quark mini cakes.


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.