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“My favourite cafe in Vienna”
Review of Cafe Markusplatz - CLOSED

Cafe Markusplatz
Price range: US$12 - US$20
Cuisines: Austrian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Inner City
Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is, hands down, my favourite cafe in Vienna. It may not be as chic and famous as "Sacher" or "Demel", but it has a certain, authentic Vienna-coffee-house atmosphere which you almost don't find anymore as simple, down-to-earth coffee houses are replaced either by generic, huge chains (horrible and overpriced) or sterile, modern "lounges". Cafe Markusplatz is THE PERFECT coffee house to come to if you would like somewhere comfortable, warm and cosy to sit down and read a book in, flip through a newspaper of magazine, sketch or make notes. Before I knew what it was called I used to, fondly, call it "the train cafe", because it's booths make it seem like you're sitting in a 19th Century train compartment, on your way to great adventure, enjoying the scenery ... which brings me to my next point: great, great place for people watching! Typical older ladies in feather hats, posh young Viennese men, bearded intellectuals... the walls are decorated, as typically in Viennese coffee houses, with advertisements for museums, art shows and book readings, and fresh newspapers are readily available for all to read and enjoy every day. Cafe Markusplatz is more than just a coffee house (serving, it has to be said, very good coffee and homemade Viennese cakes - also, nice lunch menu with soups, main courses and wine/beer list) - it's a hidden gem. Thank you for the many happy visits there - I look forward to many, many more.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and friendly service. Had great beer and the food suggestions were helpful as we couldn't speak the language. Definitely go back again

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Busy place, great people, fine location. You will like it.

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Reviewed December 21, 2011

I go to the Cafe Markusplatz regularly, since it's right around the corner from where I often have coachings. Not your typical Wiener café, since too many of those have snide waiters and pedestrian food. Here the service is exceptional. An example: I went in with an older woman one night (a client) who insisted on smoking. The waiter told her she wasn't allowed, and when she got upset, he said it would take care of it. He proceeded to carry a table and chairs out to the alcove in front of their entrance, so that she would neither have to sit in with the non-smokers or out, where it would have been too cool. After that, to my embarrassment, she insisted on staying long after closing to have another glass of wine. The waiter was completely gracious and waited patiently until she was finished. (Needless to say, that was the last time she was a guest of mine.) The food is very good, and the atmosphere is pleasant. And, of course, the neighborhood is terrific for shopping and the nearby English cinema.

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Reviewed October 13, 2015
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