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Coffeehouses around the City Center

In Vienna, people go to a coffee house to meet friends, do business, read newspapers, watch people. Oh yes, and to drink coffee. The coffee houses are places of relaxation, where time stands still. The so-called suburban cafés are usually less busy, but just as beautiful as the coffee houses in the city center.

Café Goldegg

Coffee house with billiard tables
Coffee house with billiard tables

The Art Nouveau café is located slightly off the beaten track and focuses on contemporary cuisine and coffee specialties. Besides the elegant wood paneling and green booths, the billiard tables here are also an attraction.

Argentinierstraße 49
1040 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 19:00

Café Ritter

Coffeehouse on Mariahilfer Street
Coffeehouse on Mariahilfer Street

On the lively Mariahilfer Strasse, Café Ritter comes across like a step back in time. Red faux leather benches, marble tables, large mirrors, stucco on the ceilings – a Viennese coffee house scarcely gets more classical than this. Visitors find peace and quiet here – and the hustle and bustle of life remains outside.

Mariahilfer Straße 73
1060 Vienna

Café Sperl

Café Sperl
Café Sperl

Founded in 1880, Sperl is considered to be a classic synonym for Viennese coffeehouse culture. An interior just like one from the 19th century, pool tables and a large selection of newspapers will whisk you away into fin-de-siècle Vienna. You simply must try the Sperltorte!

Gumpendorfer Straße 11
1060 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 07:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 20:00
    • Closed on Sundays in July & August. Piano music Su 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Café Westend

Coffeehouse
Coffeehouse

The café near the Westbahnhof (hence the name) was newly taken over a few years ago and now looks fabulous again. It shows how harmonious a gentle renovation can be. Not only travelers like to pass the time here waiting for their train, but the Viennese also enjoy going to the Westend again now.

Mariahilfer Straße 128
1070 Vienna

Café Eiles

Coffeehouse
Coffeehouse

Café Eiles has also been completely dusted off. It is now fresh and airy, and yet still a traditional Viennese café. This trick doesn't always succeed. There's coffee and cake to enjoy here, and the menu is also worth a look.

Josefstädter Straße 2
1080 Vienna

Café Florianihof

Café Florianihof
Café Florianihof

Café Florianihof built in the heart of the well-heeled eighth district is a popular choice on account of its light and airy rooms, the sparkling white table cloths in the restaurant section, a laid back guest garden and snacks that go beyond the staple coffeehouse fare.

Florianigasse 45
1080 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 07:30 - 22:30
    • Sa - Su, 09:00 - 19:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 19:00

Café Dommayer

Café
Café

Johann Strauss father and son and Josef Lanner once played music in the popular suburban café in Hietzing with its beautiful garden and delicious pastries.

Dommayergasse 1
1130 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 07:30 - 20:30
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Handicapped-accessible restroom (access: 2 steps, waiter will assist, no steps when entering via garden side).

Café Ritter

Café Ritter
Café Ritter

Café Ritter in the 16th district is a palace in the working-class district. The contrast between Ottakringer Strasse outside and the splendor inside the Ritter could hardly be greater. A wonderful suburban café that hopefully will be around for many years to come.

Ottakringer Straße 117
1160 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 09:00 - 23:00
    • on holidays, 09:00 - 20:00

Café Schopenhauer

Café Schopenhauer
Café Schopenhauer

Following its renovation, Café Schopenhauer still has the elements of an old Viennese coffee house, but is at the same time bright and friendly. The delicious cakes and pastries simply have to be tried! Brunch is also served here on Sundays.

Staudgasse 1
1180 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - We, 08:30 - 20:00
    • Th - Sa, 08:30 - 22:30
    • Su, 08:30 - 19:30
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