When you think of a café in London, coffee and a sandwich may come to mind. However, not in Vienna. In Vienna, a café is a totally different concept and is more like fine-dining in a high end restaurant anywhere else in the world (and as you will see in this article). One of Vienna’s most famous writers wrote in 1918, “If you are worried about something, go to a café! If you hate and detest the people but nevertheless cannot do without them, go to a café! If nobody pays you credit any longer, go to a café!” and quite clearly highlighted that a café was the place to be, in whatever circumstances. Located at Albertinaplatz 2, A-1010 in the first district of Vienna, and directly opposite Albertina near the State Opera and Hofburg Imperial Palace is the wonderful Café Mozart. This is a café that I think you need to visit and I am pleased to have the opportunity to tell you a little about this magnificent, glorious and magical place that was opened in 1929.
Charming indoor and outdoor seating and tuxedo clad waiters
Adored by locals and tourists for any meal
Phenomenal quality in the sweet items available
Café Mozart has possibly the best hot drinks menu that I have seen and I have to urge you to try the Wiener Melange for 5.50 EUR (6 USD). This drink is halfway filled with coffee which is afterwards topped with hot frothy milk. If you want something with a kick, then the Mozart coffee for 8.00 EUR (9 USD) is suggested. This is a double mocha topped with whipped cream and is accompanied by a small bottle of Mozart liqueur. If you want something that is simply sweet but infused with caffeine, then the Schokoccino for 6.00 EUR (7 USD) is for you. This is a cappuccino mixed with dark chocolate that has a caramel-topping and cream. If sweet stuff is all you’re after, then the number one choice has to be the Mozart Chocolate for 6.50 EUR (7 USD) which is my all time favourite drink. This is a hot chocolate with a pistachio sauce that is covered with whipped cream. It is accompanied by a little Mirabell chocolate.
Wholeheartedly recommend that you visit soon
Viennese Coffee Houses are legendary, and this one is no exception. You will be made to feel special from the moment that you walk in until the moment that you leave. Café Mozart seems to work like clockwork and is the type of place that you would want to sit in all day. The fact that it offers free Wi-Fi to all guests may further increase one’s desire to sit back and have more than one meal here with their technological devices. I can certainly attest to relaxing at Café Mozart for more than 2 hours whilst working on my MacBook Air! The food and drinks are very good indeed and overall, you will certainly have a decedent experience. For me, Café Mozart is one of those special places, which once visited, remains in your memory forever. No future visit to Vienna can be complete without a stop here. I wholeheartedly recommend that as you would plan and arrange to see and enjoy a museum or excursion in Vienna, you ensure to add Café Mozart on your to-do list.
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