The ultimate quick meal in a Viennese household is to whack a couple of frankfurters into a pot of hot water, then down the results with a bit of bread and a dollop of mustard … [Read more...] about The Frankfurter sausage
Eating and drinking
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They speak German in Vienna, though this may come as a surprise should you overhear a conversation between two locals. As well as the different pronunciation, "Viennese" has … [Read more...] about The language of sausages
This coffee house closed at the end of January 2024 with a new café and new owners set to appear in March. I will visit and revise this article as soon as the successor … [Read more...] about Café Residenz
How many litres of wine do you think the city of Vienna grows each year? 0? Maybe 50 (from some clever homeowner with a south-facing garden terrace)? The answer is … [Read more...] about Wine from Vienna?
Historical need not mean antique. Café Korb's traditional decor is more Warhol than Wagner, giving it a special place in the pantheon of Viennese coffee houses. Debate, … [Read more...] about Café Korb
The Jelinek has authentic stamped all over it. A coffee house like a 1950s car that's still used for trips down the shopping centre: worn but reassuringly familiar...and gets … [Read more...] about Café Jelinek