The Demel is world famous for its superb cakes and gateaus, its artfully decorated display windows, its prestigious decor, ... More
The Demel is world famous for its superb cakes and gateaus, its artfully decorated display windows, its prestigious decor, its high prices, and last but not least, for its unhelpful staff (do not take it personally—it is a Viennese tradition and everybody is treated the same). Moreover, the recent refurbishment has added a very nice conservatory in the courtyard, so the Demel is definitely worth a visit.
Demel is nothing special since they have not kept up with the times. The place is crowded, filled with second hand smoke, the cakes are second class, and the coffees--well, if I can make it better at home, they're not that great.
Demel may be an "institution" because it has been there for ages, however, I am not there to eat and drink the institution.
The most famous cake was invented by the young cook Franz Sacher for the Sovereign Metternich. Very quickly it became
well known and often copied. A long quarrel between Sacher and the confectioner, Demel, was decided by the Court ...
Exquisite traditional cafe with a beautiful view overlooking the Ring Boulevard and the Schwarzenbergplatz Palais. Opened in 1861, the splendid
Schwarzenberg cafe is considered the oldest coffeehouse on the Ring Boulevard. Huge mirrors, dark leather chairs, golden mountings and ...
The Landtmann was opened in 1873 as the most elegant cafe in town. Nowadays, it is one of the centers
of social and political life. Local journalists and politicians meet here for press conferences and interviews while actors from ...
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