Several Viennese coffeehouses carry on the tradition of socializing over drinks, something that has remained popular over decades. Historical cafés like Mozart Café and Café Landtmann are prime spots to experience the Austrian coffeehouse culture. Opened in 1873, Café Landtmann has seen the likes of people from Sigmund Freud, to Sir Paul McCartney, to Hillary Clinton, who came for the elegant space and reputable pastries. Mozart Café also offers an enticing atmosphere with old-world charm, both indoors and out. As the sun sets, the chandeliers glow warm against the dark wood interiors that characterize these historical meeting places and attract a crowd of intellectuals and conversationalists at night. Come join the scene— even if you don't like coffee, they have plenty of decadent, spiked drinks (think rum or orange liqueur with whipped cream), beer, and wine to warm you up to the crowd.
*Café Landtmann: Universitätsring 4*Café Museum: Operngasse 7
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