Drinking coffee in Vienna

Do you know that feeling when you find a place where you can sit for hours, hold a meeting, write a letter (by hand) to someone who appreciates you, watch that perfect movement of the human hand clasping a cup of coffee, slowly bringing it up to the mouth that sip the magic potion, wait a second until the palate signals its approval and then replace the cup back on the saucer that matches it perfectly?

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I have found such a place in the city to which I keep going back and where I keep finding places that can instantly slow me down in this race that we call life.

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The interior immediately struck a chord with me. I actually like this minimalism cultivated by an ever growing number of cafes. I like discreet details; I like my thoughts to be untethered by needless objects on the walls. I enjoy such a backdrop against which that first sentence of mine can take shape....

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And then there's the coffee. These guys know what they're doing and it doesn't take more than one sip for my palate to applaud the effort.

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 I'll return to this place. With my Traveler's Journal that doesn't leave my side and a pencil. Incredible ideas can sprout here and what delights me is the possibility that in a few years' time I will be able to remember it was here that they came to me.

My top 6 places for coffee in Vienna:


I really like the city of Vienna. I like its art, its music and its architecture. In short, I like the culture that Vienna represents. What really captures me is the period around 1900 - the time of Freud, Schnitzler and Klimt. This is the period in which the modern view of mind was born.
— Eric Kandel, neurobiologist, Nobel Prize-winner
“Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life... Vienna in winter and spring. The allés in Schönbrunn... Morning ridings in the Prater. I remember all of it exactly, and I wanted to see it again...
— Sándor Márai, writer and journalist
The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.
— Karl Kraus, writer and journalist
Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.
— Frederic Chopin, composer and virtuoso pianist