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A typical "Wiener Kaffeehaus" is a must when visiting Vienna. You will find small marble-tables and thonet-chairs, lots of newspapers to read and coffee is always served with an extra glass of fresh water.
This cafe and restaurant INside the KHM, the Kunsthistorisches museum is a Must for its great architecture and for delicious coffee, cakes & dishes ! The cafe is situated right under the big dome and that way it might be the most beautiful place to have a coffee in Austria !
Prices are a bit higher than in an ordinary cafe, BUT the quality is also very good and the architecture is for free. Unfortunately there is NO way to get to this place without having payed the entrance-fee for the museum first !! There is a similar cafe in Naturhistorisches Museum,but the architecture is a tiny bit less ornate, but there you will find the biggest crab you have ever seen, it was once a present for the emperor sent by the king of Japan. (see it in my last pic!)

Favorite Dish: The Cafe in Kunsthistorisches Museum is a good place to taste austrian cakes : my favorite cake there was Esterhazy-Torte : a cake with hazlenut-filling and on top it has a glazing of white sugar with a chocolate-pattern in it. Coffee is made "the austrian way" strong and with a foam on top.

Every thursday between 06.30p.m. and 10.00p.m.
you can taste there a large buffet of Viennese specialities:
hors d'oevres, hot meals and sweet Austrian deserts
for a fixed price of 34 Euros per person
Eat what-ever you like & as much as you can
That price does NOT include the ticket to the museum!!
Make reservations at their telephone/fax-number below !!

Address: A-1010 Wien / Maria-Theresienplatz
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Get inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum - walk up the beautifully decorated stairs - the cafe is under the big dome, and just above the entrance-gate of the museum !!

Phone: +43 (01) 526 13 61
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2011
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