Having Your Cake


NICE SLICE: The original Sacher torte is based on a secret, centuries-old recipe

Sure, the music and architecture in Vienna are spectacular, but nothing beats whiling away your afternoon in a Viennese Café Konditorei, or "pastry shop." Famously, there are hundreds of these cafés in the city. But with so many to choose from, where are your calories best consumed? All serve coffee, a true Viennese passion inherited from the Turks, who left the beans behind after their invasion in 1683. Specialist pastry shops gained popularity among the Habsburg aristocracy at the end of the 18th century. So forget about your waistline and check out four of the best Café Konditoreien the Austrian capital...

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