AGGYS Third-Wave Coffee

You’re here for both coffee and architecture: the building whose ground floor Aggys hides in was designed in 1904 by Otto Wagner, Austria’s most prominent architect. Originally built for a postal savings bank, it’s an important example of late-period Viennese Art Nouveau. Most striking is the glass vaulted interior hall where the cashiers used to be. Today, a silver La Marzocco machine anchors cashier #21 and stylish art students socialize in the former waiting area fitted with glass tile floors and carpets (the building is home to the University of Applied Arts since 2020). Exemplary repurposing of a historic space. Open weekdays only!

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