Two gems of Vienna’s first district

Demel is one of the most famous coffee houses in Vienna. It has a gorgeous interior, not to mention about the sweets it offers. And like all the other coffee houses in the inner district, it has an interesting cultural past.
Due to the pandemic it has been closed for a while, but recently its owners came up with an innovative idea.
The shop window used to present various figures of Austria’s imperial past, all made of cake. Sometimes tourists could marvel at contemporary celebrities made of sweets too.

Due to the situation caused by the pandemic, the presentation in the shop window has been modified.
Now passersby can watch two cooks preparing “Kaiserschmarrn”, a famous Austrian dish. One can order portions for take away and, unless it is raining,  there is usually a long line of customers waiting outside.

Other restaurants came up with slightly different solutions, offering another  old and famous Austrian sweet bread, Buchteln for take away. All of a sudden these old recipes have become very popular again – thanks to Covid 19.

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