Monday, 26 May 2014

Kleines Cafe - Vienna

Vienna Cafe Scene
3, Franziskanerplatz
Spend an hour or two at Kleines Cafe
Planning a weekend away in Vienna? Short on time? 

Then these are some of the 'must see' places.... 

Vienna is packed with an amazing array of historical buildings, museums, theatres, restaurants and cafes but some are just better than others. 

In the next few posts I will try and squeeze in some places of interest for the traveller short on time.

We literally stumbled upon the Kleines Cafe (Little Cafe), owned by actor Hanno Poschl, situated in the delightful Franziskanerplatz, on our first evening stroll through Innere Stadt. 

A cafe that lives up to its name and don't be surprised to find it full to the brim! On a day when the rain was pouring we slipped back to this warm, cozy and welcoming cafe where they still allow smoking! But, don't even think about puffing on your pipes or cuban cigars as these are strictly verboten! Two cappuccinos, water, scrambled eggs for two and thickly buttered slices of bread will set you back approx. €20. 

The menu is simple and straightforward. Staff are friendly and welcoming, they even lent me a torch when my lens cap rolled into a dark nook.

This is no Starbucks.....which is a good thing. Don't get me wrong I enjoy a Starbucks but it did make me laugh when I overheard an American family squeal in unison when they saw their beloved Starbucks! 


Hanno Poschl, also owns a restaurant, Gasthaus Poschl, which is literally around the corner from Kleines Cafe. Again this is very popular location and I would advise you to book in advance. Ideal for those seeking a traditional Viennese grub including such dishes as Goulash and Wiener Schnitzel. Address: 17 Weihburggasse, not far from Stephansdom. 

Franziskanerkirche

If you're using the 'always running to time' U-Bahn jump off at Stephansplatz or Stubentor.