Café Rüdigerhof

Rüdigerhof, a historical Vienna cafe a half-hour walk from the city center, inhabits the ground floor of a beautiful Art Nouveau building designed in 1904 by Oskar Marmorek (an excellent example of late-period Viennese Secession architecture). There’s a lively and blithe energy here, as evidenced by T-shirted waiters and alternative-looking regulars, some in their twenties, some in their sixties, some in-between. In the warm months, the action shifts to the outdoor terrace overlooking the slender Vienna River.

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