Weidinger is a very special cafe in Vienna, but – warning! – it may not be for everyone. It’s located along the Gürtel in District 16, well away from downtown and its tourist and bourgeois-heavy crowds. Some decades ago, the brown walls had to have been yellow, the gray upholstery blue, the formica tables unblemished. Here, you’ll be with regular Viennese: mid-level office workers, community organizers, foreign workers, daydreamers, students. Also: card, pool, and bowling players in the evenings (the bowling alley is below-ground). Low price points and an all-inviting atmosphere is what brings together this eclectic group. Apart from alcohol and surprisingly good coffe, there are a few basic dishes – goulash soup, scrambled eggs, pastries. No wifi, of course.

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