Tucked away on a side street in the happening Mariahilf neighborhood, a former machine workshop is home to a chic café that serves gourmet Austrian classics to local foodies and hipsters. Clean, artful plates of food are the focus here: the minimalist black and white interior acts as a blank canvas for the intricate flavors of your meal. Try the delicately breaded schnitzel (locals say it’s the best in Vienna), some tomato and carp goulash, or boiled beef in a hearty sauce. The blood sausage with fried potato, handcrafted by a nearby Viennese artisan, won first prize at the Blood Sausage Championship (surely you’ve heard of it) in France. If the conversation is good and you have some time to spare, order the made-on-demand dark chocolate cake. Finkh is cash only, and be warned that smoking is allowed.
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