Café Rüdigerhof

No matter whether you come here at midday or at 11 pm, Rüdigerhof delivers an authentic cafe experience. This historical Viennese cafe, about a half-hour walk from the city center, inhabits the ground floor of a beautiful Art Nouveau building, Rüdigerhof, designed in 1904 by Oskar Marmorek, a pupil of Otto Wagner. There’s a lively and blithe energy here, as evidenced by T-shirted waiters and alternative-leaning regulars, some in their twenties, some in their sixties, some in-between (many cabaret artists and actors). In the warm months, the action shifts to the spacious outdoor terrace which overlooks the slender Vienna River.

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