Part cafe, part breakfast restaurant, part bar, Espresso is an effortlessly cool establishment in Vienna's fashionable District 7 (Neubau). Although it opened in 2004, Espresso will take you back in time to the 1960s: neon sign, red leather banquettes, small plastic-topped tables, midcentury chairs (the ceiling shows leftover frescoes from the bakery once here).
The coffee is distinctly old school, but the breakfast dishes excellent. Evenings are most lively here, when locals with a bohemian and hipster flair – some in their 30s, others well past that – consume natural wines in generous quantities. Note: Espresso is closed on the weekends.
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