Cafe Tirolerhof

If you're unwilling to wait out the line at Café Sacher, just around the corner from here, slip in to Tirolerhof instead. Sure, the interior is less theatrical, but this old-school cafe in many ways is truer to Vienna than Sacher. Here, you can still find elderly aristocrats munching on their apple strudels; fur-wearing ladies absorbed by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung; the local bishop sipping his post-service Sunday coffee; adorably old-school waiters barking at customers and one another. Also here: Thonet chairs, Wiener Werkstätte upholstery, and an excellent Sacher torte that isn't overpriced.

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