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Best Desserts in Vienna

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

In Vienna, there are many opportunities to have fun day and night. You might have already heard that the capital of Austria is famous for its Wiener Kaffee (Vienna coffee) and Sachertorte (Sacher cake). With our guide you can explore the best places to order not only the aforementioned delicious coffee and cake, but also many others.

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Hotel Sacher

Not having an original Sachertorte at the Hotel Sacher may be the biggest mistake for anyone visiting this city. Don’t miss the experience to have this delicious chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot filling. Sachertorte is already more than 175 years old and Hotel Sacher is the original place where the first cake was baked.

Address: Philharmonikerstrasse 4, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Café Central

If you want to drink Wiener Melange, the typical Viennese coffee, in the same café as Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil and Arthur Schnitzler, go to the Café Central on the corner of Herrengasse and Strauchgasse. This has been a very famous meeting point since its opening in 1876. Don’t forget to order your coffee with also some traditional Strudel or Zimtschnecke. Feel the charming atmosphere of the most famous coffee house in the world.

Address: Corner of Herrengasse and Strauchgasse, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Cafe Frauenhuber

If you would like to have a coffee and a cake in the oldest coffee house in Vienna, go to Cafe Frauenhuber. At the end of 18th century two famous music composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven had public performances here. The coffee house is furnished in the charming style of 19th century and is arranged like a living room.

Address: Himmelpfortgasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Since 1875 Diglas is one of the finest addresses to go to when you want to enjoy a cake or a pastry. This coffee house is found behind the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, only a few steps from it. This makes Diglas the best place to go after city centre sightseeing. It is open 365 days a year from 7 am till midnight. Piano afternoons or nights are being organized regularly every day.

Address: Am Fleischmarkt 16, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Sluka is a place where people come to enjoy a coffee and desserts. The coffee house was opened in the late 19th century and since that time all cakes and desserts are made from natural products. Thanks to its central position in the city centre, Sluka is one of the favorite places not only for tourists but also for locals.

Address: Rathausplatz 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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15 responses to “Best Desserts in Vienna”

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  1. Paolo Gabriele Falcone says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:16


  2. Ditmar Ideker says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:21

    Yummie…. :-)

  3. Pierre Querton says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:26


  4. Aileen Murray says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:47

    sacher torte definitely

  5. Aileen Murray says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:47

    sacher torte definitely

  6. Pat Lysaght Higgins says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:58

    Strudel. Sacher torte was disappointingly dry (and that was in the Sacher Hotel!)

  7. Danica Maricic says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 18:59

    Eine Sachertorte, bitte :)

  8. СИМОНЕ КАУФМАНН says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 19:54

    Don’t forget the Kaiserschmarren and the Buchteln

  9. Ascen Peña says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 23:10

    Me quedo con el Strudel

  10. Renato Sannipoli says via Facebook:
    April 9th, 2011 at 23:22

    Strudel! Sure!

  11. Mariana Juan says via Facebook:
    April 10th, 2011 at 01:16


  12. Sharmistha Das says via Facebook:
    April 10th, 2011 at 07:55

    Sacher Torte all the way!!!!!!

  13. Mike says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 14:41

    If you travelling on a budget and wish to shave a few Euros from your dessert indulgences, be sure to check out the dessert kiosks around Michaelplatz. They reduce their prices before they close for the day.

  14. Livia D'Antuono says via Facebook:
    April 10th, 2011 at 19:19

    Strudel forever!

  15. Susana Maza says via Facebook:
    April 11th, 2011 at 19:08

    Je préfére… sacher torte et après strudel et bien sûr avec une bonne tasse de thé!!!

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