We had salads and they were really good. I had the mozzarella salad and my friend had the Cesar.
-Hot Chocolate: it's decadent, bitter and filling.
-Mozart Torte (flourless almond cake with a layer of raspberry and dark chocolate ganache): mmm like a cream/mousse cake. The best part is the bottom layer of decadent mousse/fudgy dark chocolate.
-Schwarzwalder Kirsch Torte (layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries): it's okay. The chocolate is a bit dry (even with the whipped cream) but the cherries are nicely sweet.
-Maroniblüte (chestnut mousse & rice in a chocolate waffle): it's like a rum mousse. Overly sweet. The chocolate wafer is a dry and flavorless. The brown coiled mess is overly sugary with a brown sugar and alcohol taste.
FINAL VERDICT: I like more compact and cozy cafes and this one is gigantic! The desserts were fine, but nothing memorable. This café would be nice to sit in for hours since it never seems to fill (with so much space) and you can easily hide in the booths with work that you need to accomplish. The terrace and indoor terrace are also very appealing as they overlook the Burgtheater and Rathaus.
Its popularity may be its undoing. Very busy place all day. We went at lunchtime but happened to pass by again about 3 PM and saw the same madness. Liveried waiters rush and scowl. A little pretentious but maybe it's an effort to emulate the "old world Vienna". We enjoyed a pleasant lunch of sausah=ges and a yummy dessert of a chocolate cone stuffed with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Good was certainly good!
Great place for meetings, goof off, be a dork, and watch people. Mentally stimulating and mouth watering...
I will be back!
I really LOVE this place, as i have been going here for 13 years already.
It has changed a lot over the years with add on parts to the front of the building and now and outside area which are all very modern.
HOWEVER the inside is still done in the old Vienna style which i like very much, and the old style waiters add to the charm.
But on top of this they have a wide range of coffee, cakes and food which are all at a very high quality. You will notice this when you go to pay at the end as it is one of the more expensive places. But in my opinion it is well worth it.
My Personal points system out of 10, standard for Vienna is 5.
Non Smoking Area: YES and very large
Coffee temperature(*2): 7
Coffee taste: 7
*1=(Standard in Vienna is 5 on my scale) this is based on that you get serviced fast but you have to work hard to pay at the end)
*2=(Standard in Vienna is 5 on my scale) I always have a Caffè latte as my control coffee. My coffee partner always has a Mélange.
Huge (for a Cafe) saloon, so good opportunities to find a place; the service is quick but not very polite.
* melange (very good) and coffee Franz Landtmann: with brandy, coffee liqueur, cream and cinnamon, not so sweet as Maria-Theresia-Kafe and a bit stronger
* apple strudel with vanilla sauce (perfect)
Everything was very good, the other cakes and tortes looked great; a bit pricey (aforementioned stuff = 30 E) but we'll definitely go back and try the other cakes.
Make sure to order the Landtmann coffee, it's really different than daily Melange.
One great thing about staying wired while traveling is that you're not stuck with only the info you were able to dig up before hitting the road. You can keep researching while on the ground--and continue to get tips from friends as well. And it's a good thing, too, because that meant a friend was able to let me know via Facebook that if I was in Vienna, I'd better get myself over to Cafe Landtmann. And I'm glad I did--because it resulted in the best bowl of goulash of our trip to Vienna.
Two weeks ago Monday, on New Year's Eve, we spent the day wandering the tram system to explore Viennese neighborhoods we'd yet to see. We'd planned for a late lunch, because I wanted to be able last long enough to cobble together dinner from the food stalls I knew we'd find later that night after we stumbled from Die Fledermaus (which was what had brought us to Vienna in the first place) out into the celebration-filled streets.
Which meant we arrived at Cafe Landtmann mid-afternoon, so we didn't have that long a wait to get seated for a late lunch. My wife ordered the fried chicken, and while I was tempted to order Wiener Schnitzel, I went for the goulash. How better to learn the difference between competent and great goulash than to order it often?
And the goulash here was magnificent!
Thick, spicy soup, large chunks of meat, a delicious potato dumpling ... all the components in perfect balance, and making me quite happy as it radiated warmth outward from my belly on a cold Vienna day. It was head and shoulders above all the other goulash I ate during our week-long trip, and the only goulash I downed worth making a return trip for.
For dessert, Irene and I both went for the strudel, which my Facebook friend had told me was the best he'd had in Vienna, and as it turned out, it was also the best we had in Vienna, with the flakiest, crispest pastry of them all.
So to repeat a refrain you've heard here often ... don't diss social media when I'm around. Because without it, I've have missed (among others things) both the best goulash and the best strudel we had during our trip to Vienna.
Cafe Landtmann is an elegant cafe with its own history on the outer ring of the inner city. The crowd and waiters are dressy so consider spicing yourself up before strolling in.
This cafe, like most shops in Vienna, are English friendly. You can find the small menus on your table. Upon careful inspection of this introductory menu you notice you can ask for a more "serious" menu. So we did.
The large menu should bring this up to a spendy price range, with entree averaging more than 18 euro (around 25 USD for my fellow yankees). The drinks and desserts were a lot more modest, making this a more welcoming venue for your average coffee stop instead of a stomach-stuffer.
I had the steak toast (18.5). Here they will cook your steak medium well. It also came with a piece of pork and chicken meat.All three pieces of meat were nugget shaped and served with french fries. The steak wasn't juicy, the chicken was dry, and the pork tasted like white meat. The french fries does not compared to the fries back home in New York, although it was interesting with the mustard-based "cocktail sauce." The salad had no dressing and tasted boring.
My Friend went with the beef goulash (16.5), which was alright compared to the others I've tasted around town. But the beef by itself was cooked too well to taste good. My friend reluctantly gave all her bites a double dip into the heavy sauce. I felt for the price, I missed out on better alternatives in my stay.
Still, I will bump this cafe to 3 stars, for its impeccable service and the classy ambiance.
The Cafe that Freud use visit. That was the selling point.
This is a nice cafe. The desserts were very delicious. I had the Apple Strudel with cream sauce. I wasn't a fan of the cream sauce but it's just because I thought there would be a little bit not half a bowl full. If you like cream sauce it's for you.
I also had a delicious berry tea there. My friend got a chocolate cake which she very much enjoyed. I foolishly gave up chocolate for the month so I had to watch her eat it and suffer in silence! haha
It was overall a nice experience. I recommend.
A local friend told me on the way over here that if he had 10 Euros for every important decision that was made at Cafe Landtmann, he would be a millionaire. In any currency. This is the place to see and be seen. On a recent trip there was a camera crew filming someone (no idea who, sorry), and the number of suits was incredible in a city that is decidedly more casual then not. Waiters wear tuxedos, and the environment is incredible. Just walking in, head to the back room on the left, and look at the amazing woodwork that lines the walls - the history in this place is incredible. You can imagine that a lot of deals were made here, if these walls could talk, the stories they would tell. Opened in 1873 as Vienna's most elegant cafe, open in 2011 as one of the most elegant cafes.
A truly fine selection of coffee with good explanations of what they are in German, English and Italian. Wondering what goes into that elusive melange that all the Austrians drink? This is the place to find out. And try one.
You don't need to sit here to have a cup of coffee and a piece of cake - they have their cake selections near the front entrance so that you can take a piece to go. Just about everything you could possibly want. I was eying some incredible looking chocolate waffle cones with fresh strawberries and cream, that just looked fresh and delicious.
Piano music Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, and breakfast served until 1500. You can't beat the sights and smells here, come for breakfast, they have an incredible menu. Come for lunch, try a Viennese specialty. Just make sure you come here and enjoy it.
We were there 7 years ago with our little 1 year old in a carrier for breakfast. We took a long nice walk to get there...
They were so nice! Unlike the American fear of children, they warmly welcomed us into the dining area. We had a lovely breakfast...the only thing that was tough? I had to change her diaper in their immaculate bathroom.... :)
Cafe Landtmann is a very traditional old standing Cafe in Vienna, also very famous for Press Conferences etc. Food is pretty good, the service as well however the prices, well EUR 6,50 for a Hugo, thats just too much, hence only 3*
Gets the award for rudest cafe service in Vienna. I emailed management to ask whether I need a reservation to have a slice of cake on Christmas Eve (24th) at 5 PM, and I was advised by management via email to just come. When I reached the cafe, the doorman said that they are fully packed. I could see through the windows that this was not the case. I asked whether they were setting up for Christmas dinner (prix fix), and he said no. I asked whether they were open, as the manager had written to me via email informing me that the cafe is open until midnight and that I can come in freely. The doorman turned away a woman with a baby in a carriage. He let in a couple. I am not sure what his entrance criteria was, but I cannot imagine a 'bouncer' at a cafe, especially when the cafe was empty. The doorman then started joking with one of his co-workers and they were laughing to the point of snorting - all this while pointing at a couple speaking Italian - their own customers! Very uncouth. I explained my email, and the doorman let me in, but the doorman said, Just have one piece of cake, okay? Not more than that. What?! I ended up having the wald beeren-fleck (berry cake). This was quite mediocre with mostly jello and sponge cake. Seriously disappointing. I;m so glad that I had a layover in Paris on the way home - because Viennese dessert were truly disappointing. The icing on the cake - the server said a glass of tap water (not bottled) costs 3 euros if you don't get coffee. Unbelievable. Didn't experience this at any of the other cafes - so this was the height of condescension and bad attitude from a Napolean-complex guy (he barely reached my shoulders).
I went here on an amazing business dinner with 3 colleagues. We had made reservations about 3 hours before, as Landtmann is pretty popular and gets really packed. I mus say, coming from Berlin, the prices at Landtmann are jaw-dropping. A Schnitzel runs at €20.5 and I think the cheapest dish costs about €18. Nonetheless, the service is excellent and cannot be found at this level in Berlin. Not something I could or would want to do every day, but in Vienna it's a must. The Schnitzel was massive, as it should be, and delicious. Also, if you come here you MUST have the Apfelstrudel, as it was invented here. The atmosphere is also great and even though the service is great and quick, you never feel as if staff is lingering around your table.
During a recent trip to Vienna, I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Cafe Landtmann. This is an old and elegant resturant near the university. There is a large greenhouse room at the entrance which gives the feeling of dining in an outdoor cafe. Inside the furnishings are comfortable and old world. Several patrons had their dogs under their tables and the restaurant hummed with a lively and friendly feel, so the atmosphere is not stuffy. Lunch was perfect in every respect. The chicken was cooked perfectly, the salad beautifully dressed, and the wine excellent. (Austrian wines are wonderful.) The apple strudel which was served with a wonderful vanilla sauce was the best I had in Vienna. Strudel is consumed constantly in Vienna. The man at the next table came in and had a strudel and a beer.
Why is ist that you only find The absolute most gorgeous, comfortable, cool, plush and candelabra kind of coffeehouses in Vienna? This one is a real traditional one with free wifi. You can sit and read and write for hours here without getting the feeling that you should get going soon... Love it!
Possibly the best soft boiled eggs I've had outside of my flat, with a complete breakfast costing EUR11. It's just opposite the rather grand looking main university building, so dead central.
Traditional and good. Just lovely.
Das Café Landtmann ist sicherlich eines der besten Kaffeehäuser, die es in Wien, oder in der ganzen Kaffeehausrepublik überhaupt gibt. Aufgrund der Nähe zu vielen Regierungsgebäuden trifft sich hier das Who-is-who der österreichischen Politik, Pressekonferenzen finden in den Nebenräumen des Kaffeehauses statt, weshalb das Landtmann in ganz Österreich bekannt ist. Die Torten sind mitunter die bestens Wiens, der Service ist sehr gut und sehr korrekt, die Speisekarte lässt auch nichts zu wünschen übrig. Preislich ist es natürlich eher gehobenere Kategorie, eine Melange kostet gleich um einen Euro mehr als anderswo. Für Touristen, die 15 Minuten ein Wiener Kaffeehaus erleben wollen ist es sicherlich nicht geeignet. Und das ist gut so.
Somewhat overpriced considering that there is easily better austrian cuisine available in Vienna. And usually it is even cheaper
Very beautiful and delightful servings of coffee, cake or more main dishes. I had the sacher torte which at first looked smallish but was both scrumptious and filling. The coffee was suitably Viennese. Menu is a bit higher priced but I liked Landtmann, and suggest consider a seat in the garden.
sachertorte is legend and many pointed at elegant Landtmann for an authentic taste of this viennese specialty. i prefer gebackene topfen-torte, a flan made with quark (fresh) cheese topped with raspberries perfect with a Großer Brauner. and their delicious goulash! trivia: favorite café of sigmund freud and composer gustav mahler.
this was freud's favorite kaffeehaus, and apparently it's still the meeting place for the Austrian intelligentsia (it's next door to the parliament). it has a spacious terrance on the Ring and it's right across from the Rathaus where they're always holding some kind of festival of some sort. pretty awesome.
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