Balthasar Coffee Bar

Located across the Danube canal in the up-and-coming Leopoldstadt (District 2), Balthasar is a true community coffee shop, drawing elderly locals who come here to read the paper, young families with baby strollers, and a young and chic crowd armed with MacBook Pros. The coffee is distinctly new-wave and deeply flavorful (espresso-based, batch brews, cold brews, handmade filters). The pastry offerings are more imaginative than elsewhere; the cheesecake is especially good.

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