The Viennese are famous for their café culture, sipping their coffee and reading the paper with no inclination to leave before the sun goes down. And so as they say ‘when in Rome’ (or Vienna) we spent most of our first day eating our way through the city.
We started the day in Demel’s, a famous pastry shop and chocolaterie dating back to 1786. Demel’s is located on Kohlmarkt, near the Homburg Palace, its surrounding is a shoppers paradise with upscale international luxury shops in every direction. As you step through the red velvet curtain to enter Demel’s you are treated by the most charming cake counter, old wooden floor, traditional chandelier and the sweet smell of divine chocolate.