Gumpendorfer Straße 11, Vienna, 1060
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, History, No fuss, People watching, Relaxation
Expert review of Café Sperl
Close to Naschmarkt and Theater an der Wien, this is where I come for a melange (similar to a cappuccino - this is my favourite cup of mild roasted coffee) and some apfelstrudel – either after shopping or before a show. The café is in a house steeped in tradition that, because it is a listed building, cannot be altered in any way – which meant the owner had to choose between a smoking and non-smoking clientele after recent laws were enforced to reduce smoking in restaurants. Fortunately for me, he went with the latter.
As in most coffeehouses, food is served throughout the day, usually without interruption, from morning till night. Typical Viennese and traditional cuisine is the norm here. Mid-day lunch specials change frequently and delicious pastries can be selected from the glass tray near the door.
This corner café with its high ceiling and L-shaped interior is one of the most comfortable of its kind in town. Coming here is the perfect antidote to stress. Pick up one of the 30 different periodicals, newspapers or magazines, have a game of billiards or just day-dream – no one will bother you. Stay as long as you like. On Sundays, operetta shows are given.
A couple of the most competent waitresses look after you here and never yet have I had reason to complain!
Gumpendorferstrasse 11 is a stone's throw from the city centre, a short walk to Naschmarkt and the nearby Theater an der Wien. This house is tucked away in a corner of the city you wouldn't automatically walk past.
It costs between 7 and 14 euros for main courses, and coffee and cake will set you back about 8 euros.
More information on Café Sperl:
- Price guide:
- Café, Restaurant
- Snacks, Traditional
- Gumpendorfer Straße 11, Vienna, 1060
- 01 586 41 58
- Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary