Cafe Sacher

Vienna

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Cafe Sacher

Taste the original Sachertorte, the thick chocolate cake filled with apricot jam, in its very birthplace. Enjoy the fancy decors of the salons and experience a real Viennese coffee house atmosphere with a piece of the world-famous cake and a cup of coffee. The fantastic winter garden with a view of the Vienna State Opera turns into a terrace in summer.

Cafes

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.