An offshoot of the "favorite cities" thread, let's talk about our favorite cafes in the world... Four of mine are in Vienna: Cafe Central: A ton of history, how can you not like a cafe where Trotsky used to have discussions and many grand masters used to sip coffee over a game of chess? The food and coffee are top notch as well, wonderful melanges. Demel's: The former confectionist of the Hapsburg empire, Demel's is a wonderful place to enjoy a great cup of hot chocolate or melange and a wonderful dessert. They also have a great lunch menu, including a ridiculously good Beef Wellington. Cafe Meriei: This cafe sitting on top of the gloriette overlooking Schloss Schonbrunn has decent food and coffee, but what a view. Starbucks (at Millenium Center and on Stepensplatz): I know, I know, but these two Starbucks are very different from their US brethren, they have melanges and schlagobers, serve them in nice ceramic mugs, and have great locations, Millenium center is right in the middle overviewing the Danube, and the Stephensplatz branch is kitty-corner from the Opera House... great place. Paris: There was a nice place that is across the street from Pont Neuf in Chatelet that had nice coffee and good salmon pizza as well.
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11/28/04 at 3:28pm