When in Vienna, Austria it is highly impossible to go without visiting a cafe and not just a chain cafe but an original cafe. What do I mean by original? A cafe that offers in-house traditional Viennese drinks and pastries along with a history of serving scholarly writers, politicians, and artists.
Cafe Landtmann fits the requirements of an original cafe as it was established in 1873 and served many acclaimed intellectuals such as Peter Altenberg, Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, and much more.
The exterior and interior emit a historical and luxurious aura, especially with the connection of a theater downstairs. However, the cafe bustles with tourists and locals, who dress in a range of clothing. Do not shy away because you are dressed in jeans and a t-shirt because there is no required dress code. Some may dress fancy while others dress casual.
To top it off, the service was nice and friendly instead of posh and judgmental. They joke around with you asking trivia questions regarding Mozart. The best part is their free in-house wifi and they don’t rush you to get out, allowing you to stay and play on your phone for endless hours. However, when traveling why would you waste your time playing on the phone when you could be exploring.
Wouldn’t it be great to have the musical talents of a genius? Drinking the Mozart Hot Chocolate can help you envision the life of Mozart. Since Austria heavily recognizes Mozart, the drink also came with a piece of Mozart Kugel, also known as, Mozart chocolate balls.
The drink may look too sweet and heavy but once you unearth to the bottom of the drink, it is similar to any ordinary hot chocolate. The whipped cream with chocolate and pistachio fudge is the best part of the drink so take your time scooping up the cream.
The apfelstrudel was warm and was surrounded in a pool of vanilla pudding. The strudel had chucks of apple and spices of cinnamon in the filling and the outer pastry shell was warm and crumbly. The pudding helped the strudel stick together. With the pudding and strudel combined, it made for a perfect pairing. If possible, eat the dish with a spoon rather than a fork.
Conveniently, it is also located right near the U-bahn station Schottentor and the University of Vienna, making it an accessible destination stop during your time in Vienna.
Address: Universitätsring 4, 1010 Wien, Austria