Das Café started out as a furniture design store where customers could sip coffee while perusing the quirky chairs and sofas on display. The company (das möbel) has since moved to a new location while this space, along the fashionable Burggasse in Vienna's District 7, transformed into a full-blown cafe. Still, no two tables or chairs are identical.

Most days, it's a challenge to find a seat as college students throng the place, taking advantage of countless power plugs and a lingering-friendly attitude. Unlike at some other establishments up the street, the vibes are laidback and unpretentious, and the coffee is on point (sourced from Fürth, a leading local roastery).

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