Kaffeefabrik (Mariahilf)

Kaffeefabrik is a small, laid-back specialty cafe just off Vienna’s main shopping street, Mariahilfer, an area otherwise not known for high-end coffee. As an unusual gesture even for a specialty cafe, customers can pick the beans and flavor profiles for their espresso-based or filter coffees. The service is unfailingly kind and, space permitting, lingering is welcome. Kaffeefabrik has another smaller shop in District 4 near Karlsplatz, where their own roastery is also located.

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