A Delicious Guide for Coffee & Cake in Vienna

A Delicious Guide for Coffee & Cake in Vienna, Vienna, Austria (B)

Before you go to Vienna, you should be forewarned, there will be A LOT of coffee and cake breaks as this tradition is and has been a large part of Viennese culture dating as far back as 1683. This tradition is so ingrained into the culture that UNESCO has declared it as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” since 2011. And seeing as it was my birthday, what better way to eat my cake! Legend has it that while Vienna was being liberated from the second Turkish siege in 1683 by the Polish-Habsburg army, a sack was found with strange beans, which were thought to be camel feed that should be burned. The sacks were given to an officer named Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki who supposedly started the first coffee house. However, facts stated that the first coffee house was actually opened the year before. But, the legend continues that after a bit of experimentation, Kulczycki added some sugar and milk to the coffee and thus began the Viennese coffee tradition.

When visiting a coffeehouse, you will be transported to another time and place, more specifically, towards the end of the 19th century. Viennese cafes are known for their opulent fin de siècle decor, severs decked out in formal, pressed uniforms and freshly brewed coffees. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Delicious Guide for Coffee & Cake in Vienna
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on Author's Website: https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/a-delicious-guide-for-coffee-cake-in-vienna/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Café Central
  • Café Sacher
  • Café Schwarzenberg
  • Café Landtmann
  • Demel
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Kaffee Alt Wien
  • Café Bräunerhof
  • Café Griensteidl
  • Café Hawelka
  • Café Sperl
  • Café Museum
  • Aida

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