Demel Vienna, a Legendary Coffee House (Café-Konditorei)

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Everybody, once in a while, needs to indulge. It’s a perfectly human trait, no matter what your buddy, the gym freak, says, the one that looks at you sideways, feeling all righteous as he munches his way through that bowl of salad while you dig into your chocolate cake with vanilla icing…. yeah you know who you are 🙂

Guilty pleasure is part and parcel of our lives, and there’s one place in Vienna that has taken indulgence to an art form over the past 200 years. If you ever plan on visiting the imperial city, we will do you a favor and remove any guilt from the sugar rush you are about to get into.

Whether you’re an epicure, history enthusiast or just somebody with a sweet tooth, you MUST enjoy the delights of the cafe Demel because it’s what every self respecting visitor in Vienna ought to do.

There’s nothing quite like discovering the culture of the countries you visit, so feel no guilt as you savour the Demel’s legendary coffee and Sacher Tort, because it’s one of the finest aspects of Viennese heritage; right on par with ballroom dancing and the legendary princess Sissi.

The Demel is seeped in history, and unlike other cafes that are starting to look like the shadow of themselves, it can still provoke excitement and wonder, simply by staring at its cake laden window display. If you step inside, you will be treated to a buffet that would make the ginger bread man crumble with envy. Various shapes, colors and textures stimulate the senses before you even put your fork to a cake, and when you do, we’re sure that you won’t stop at one. And, rest assured, if you’re not much of a sweet tooth, the Demel’s à la carte menu is a worthy enough reason to visit in its own right. There’s nothing quite like a good warm plate of Goulash and it doesn’t get much tastier or authentic than in here. Be sure to wash it all down with their famous alcohol “zested” tea and coffee, and you’re certain to be reinvigorated for the day of sightseeing ahead.

Kohlmarkt 14
A-1010 Vienna
phone +43/1/535 17 17-0

daily from 09.00 am – 7.00 pm

About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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