You might not agree with Freud on the Oedipus complex, but you’ll find common ground at Café Landtmann. This café, founded in 1873, was frequented by him with good reason. Come to this coffeehouse for a hearty Austrian breakfast, fulfilling lunch, to satisfy your sweet tooth, or a warm drink. The apple strudel is famous (there are lunch sized portions!), but you can find many other sweets that go well with ice cream and custard, like the buttery Kaisershmarrn. For a savory meal, choices are among dishes like wild garlic cream soup and Viennese prime boiled beef with its customary sides of creamed spinach, sautéed potatoes, chive sauce and apple horseradish. Draped in large curtains, chandeliers and dark wood, this historical café is elegant and spacious.
*Reservations are recommended
*There is a pianist on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday nights from 8-11 (only Mondays and Tuesdays in the summer months)
*Have a hot chocolate in the glass encased outdoor seating if it's snowing for a magical experience
*Unlike many Austrian cafes, this one does not have a smoking section
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