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.
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.