8 Führichgasse, Vienna, Austria
Cafe Tirolerhof Vienna Reviews
Typically Viennese Cafe Jun 08, 2011
There is a long list of things that you can classify as being "typically Viennese": the Sacher Tort, the Wiener Schnitzel, Mozart Kugeln, Mannerschnitten, The Prater, Schönbrunn, The Walz, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...the list goes on and on and on.
But no visit to Vienna would be complete without at least one stop at a typically Viennese cafe. Cafe Tirolerhof, in the city center, is the perfect location for this unique experience. It is here that you come across classic Viennese culture. I recommend a Saturday or Sunday brunch visit. You will witness 3 generations of Viennese, whole families, sitting in this gorgeous, old-fashioned venue.
Have a Melange (resembles a cappuccino) and a Apfelstrudel (apple pastry) or Topfenstrudel (sweet cheese pastry), and make sure to read a paper to blend in with the crowd. This will guarantee you the full Viennese Weekend Experience. And do not be put off by the waiters: typical Viennese waiters are always huffy and rude, albeit extremely efficient - they do not stay to chat, rarely make significant eye-contact, and take your order and bring you your food promptly. What else do you need? :D
Only drawbacks: the prices are decadent. A coffee and a pastry will amount to around 8€ per person. Also, tables are small, and the place is very busy on weekends.
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