Comet is a new-wave café in Vienna’s District 6, the fashionable Neubau. Instead of the Scandinavian-inspired design signifiers common with such places, Comet is more relaxed, with an effortless mishmash of artworks and furniture filling the high-ceilinged interior. Accordingly, the crowd tends to be a bit alternative and cerebral (philosophy students from the University of Vienna come here).

Comet is the official shop of Fürth, one of Austria’s leading coffee roasteries. Options span espresso-based drinks, cold brews, batch brews, Chemex, and AeroPress. Also here: croissants, brownies, and cookies. Laptops are welcome, but only at the designated communal table.

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