A hot tip for coffee aficionados, Balthasar in probably one of the best artisan coffee shops in Vienna. The coffee in sustainable and fair-trade, the venue stylish and relaxed and they also serve great home-baked apple strudel and Scandinavian pastries.
- Address: Praterstraße 38, District 2, Vienna
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +43 1 946 95 36
- More Info: balthasar.at
- Address: Mon–Fri 7:30–7pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun closed
- Address: U1, U2 Praterstern
- More Info: www.facebook.com/balthasarkaffeebar
Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has been regarded as part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Legend has it Vienna's café culture had its beginning back in 1683 when a sack of coffee beans was left behind by the retreating Ottomans. In the late 19th and 20th centuries, coffee houses became the go-to places for intellectuals and creatives, including the likes of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, James Joyce, and Leon Trotsky. Traditional cafes entice visitors with a wide variety of coffee-based specialities, heavenly pastry creations, and a unique cosy and friendly: Austrian gemütlichkeit. If you are in the mood for something more modern, there are hundreds of third-wave coffee places in Vienna.