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Viennese Coffee House Culture

Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth is also perfectly located for a visit to numerous Viennese coffee houses. Just a few minutes from the hotel, directly in the center of Vienna, you will find famous coffee houses like:

Café Central
The famous traditional café at Palais Ferstl opened its doors over 130 years ago. A meeting place for young and old. The unique architecture combined with excellent Viennese cuisine and the finest homemade pastries make every visit a special experience.

Café Hawelka
Discover genuine Viennese coffee house tradition: Café Hawelka is still one of the most famous coffee houses in the city. As a meeting place for authors and artists from past and present, a very special atmosphere awaits you here.

Café Mozart
A classic Viennese coffee house with a fantastic selection of coffees and cakes. At noon they also serve sumptuous lunch specials.

Café Schwarzenberg
In Vienna’s first Ringstrasse café you can enjoy relaxed conversations over traditional coffee specialties, fine pastries and delicious Viennese delicacies. Tea lovers will be surprised by the variety of teas served here.

Hotel Sacher,
Enjoy a sweet piece of Vienna. The most famous cake in the world: The Sachertorte. A delight of succulent chocolate cake topped with apricot jam.

Philosopher Cafés

Philosophy should become public again. Under this motto, philosophers and future philosophers come together to discuss various topics. Vienna: a city of thinkers and philosophers that offers plenty of inspiration and wonderful places to let your mind wander.

Café Korb,
The first Viennese philosopher café looks back on a 100-year history. The traditional bowling alley and apple strudel make it well worth a visit. Once a month, discussion or philosophy meetings are held. For a detailed program, please visit their website.

Café Alt-Wien,
Café Alt-Wien is a classic among the Viennese coffee houses, and due to its authenticity, it is mainly a meeting place for the Viennese themselves. Inside you will not find a sterile, coffee house environment, but a cozy, dark and pleasant atmosphere. Supposedly the best goulash in Vienna is served here!

Café Rüdigerhof,
The more than 100 year-old café is located in a beautifully preserved Art Nouveau house. Here you will find tasty and reasonably priced home-style cuisine. In summer, the beautiful garden is particularly inviting.