If you are unwilling to wait out the line outside Café Sacher, located around the corner, slip in to Tirolerhof instead. Sure, the interior here is more austere, but today this is a more true-to-Vienna cafe than Sacher. Here, you can still find elderly aristocrats munching on their apple strudels; fur-wearing ladies absorbed by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung; adorably old-school and unpretentious waiters. Also: Thonet chairs, Wiener Werkstätte upholstery, and excellent and not overpriced Viennese classics and pastries.

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