A traditional café in Vienna is more than just a place to drink coffee. It’s a place where, regardless of appearance, all are welcome as they are. It’s a place where life seems to move at its own rather Viennese pace, where reading the world’s newspapers can easily pass a day.
Open the panorama below and enter Café Sperl, a traditional Viennese cafe dating from the 1880s. Meet its charismatic 80-year-old owner, Mr. Staub, and hear the story of how the walls became yellow and why he now chooses to hire women rather than men (and no, it’s not about looks).
From his expression, we suspect this is just the beginning of the stories he could tell from over 40 years of experience managing his café.
And if you look closely inside the panorama, you’ll find a table spread with newspapers (yes, real newsprint, not the electronic variety) in various languages from around the world. Pick up your favorite read, order yourself a melange (coffee with milk), and enjoy the day.
360-Degree Panorama: Inside a Traditional Cafe in Vienna