A favorite of Gustav Mahler in the early 20th century, Café Landtmann has had many famous names wander through its doors. Artists such as Kokoschka, politician Julius Raab, and author Thomas Mann, along with musicians, were regular customers.
Café Landtmann is also famed as Freud’s favorite café in Vienna. It is said that here he found many of the subjects who played an important role in his research. In more recent years, the café has welcomed Marlene Dietrich, Hillary Clinton and Paul McCartney.
Sip a coffee here and you will be cloaked in tradition and style, feeling like you have stepped back in time. You can also expect to enjoy the most delicious array of pastries. It is said that the Kaisershmaren here is the best among Vienna cafes. This traditional lightly sweetened pancake takes its name from the Austrian emperor Franz Joesph I who was said to be very fond of the dessert.
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