Vienna, Cake City

Much as I love Italian food, it’s nice to eat something different every now and then.

In Vienna, we did just that.

We tried out a different café for each day of our stay: Café Central, Café Demel and Café Sacher.  In each of these elegant establishments (all full of tourists, ourselves included) we sampled:

  • the sachertorte
  • the ice coffee
  • the melange (Viennese cappuccino) OR ice chocolate and
  • a *wildcard* cake (a raspberry and yogurt concoction, a slice of strawberry cheesecake and some apple strudel).

(In case that’s not clear, we had one drink and one slice of cake each (there were just 2 of us) per café.)

Everything was delicious and prices were surprisingly reasonable, compared with Italy.  It was impossible to decide which café had the best sachertorte but Café Sacher had the best ice coffee:  the ice-cream they used was smoother and creamier than the others and it had no ice crystals in it.

Cake display at Café Central - a feast for the eyes

Sweet delights at Cafe Central: raspberry yogurt cake, ice coffee, ice chocolate and sachertorte.

Raspberry yogurt cake at Cafe Central. Divine.

Cafe Demel (the following day): strawberry cheesecake and sachertorte. Heavenly! The ice coffee and the melange arrived later.

Our guidebook "Routard" (Italian edition), full of sage advice especially on where to eat good cake.

I have very sweet memories of Vienna. The cakes and the coffee were a perfect fuel for our visit.

In my next post I will write about the savoury flavours of Vienna.


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5 Responses to Vienna, Cake City

  1. laurahartson says:

    oh wow. i need a cake now!

  2. Pingback: Savouring Vienna | City of Lu

  3. Although it’s been quite a few years since traveling to Vienna, seeing this post really brought me back. Very enjoyable read! I think Café Sacher was my personal favorite, but like you, I wanted to sample them all! Glad I found your blog!

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