Cafe Landtmann

High-flying businesspeople, local aristocrats, influential politicians, and selfie-stick-carrying tourists share this upscale Viennese coffeeshop located across from the City Hall (Rathaus). The most striking feature of the inside is the wonderful wood paneling with inlaid motifs, but I prefer the winterized terrace and its panoramic views onto Gottfried Semper's striking Burgtheater.

Landtmann is a see-and-be-seen destination and among the priciest cafes in the city (there’s coat service, so that we proles and plebs don’t hang our garbs on the chair). The current owner, the Querfeld family, is in charge of other historic cafes too, such as the Café Museum and Café Mozart.

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