The wise say chocolate is the solution to every life’s problem, and I never thought I could possibly make it my motto that day I was freezing in the streets of Vienna.

It was a cold and dark afternoon of January, all museums were about to close, and I had no idea where to seek refuge until I saw a sign with ‘Cafe Sacher‘ written on it.
I had already heard about that place, hence every web page would quote it when you type ‘best Sacher in Vienna‘ on Google, but that day it looked like the most beautiful of revelations.

I approached the entrance, proud of my choice of seeking comfort in consumable calories, but there was an obstacle: an incredibly long queue of tourists willing to escape from a certain death caused by hypothermia. I lined up and I started waiting, continuously questioning the decision to expose myself to the strong and cold wind just to sit down in a fancy and warm place and consume a piece of Sachertorte.
With the benefit of hindsight, I would never question the opportunity to eat a piece of cake, especially if that cake is a Sachertorte and that place is Cafe Sacher, but I must justify myself by reiterating how hard was to bear the freezing weather.

After waiting for 40 minutes at the mercy of the Austrian Winter weather, I finally succeeded to get through the front door and defrost myself.
The service was surprisingly fast and, as soon as the cake was on my plate ready to be devoured, I couldn’t help but dedicate one first thought to the fellows still waiting outside the cafe, and one second to those masochists who live their life denying their appetites to be satisfied. 

Emphasising the divine taste of the Sachertorte this cafe can offer is utterly needless: Cafe Sacher is indeed worldwidely recognized as an institution and its reputation is not a last-minute thing. That being so, I personally believe Cafe Sacher is a place you must pay a visit to during your stay in Vienna, both for its relevance and the delicious cake you can gift yourself with.
Probably the only two imperfections I might mention are the disturbing noises, derived by the numerous clients who daily visit the cafe, and the prices which are not budget-friendly. Indeed, one piece of cake alone costs 6,50€, an expense which is objectively high for a simple dessert. However, I don’t regret spending that amount of money, because the quality of that cake undoubtedly explained the reason for the high fee!

Ultimately, life is too short to fear calories, and your trip to Vienna would absolutely be a waste of time if you don’t gift yourself with a piece of Sachertorte. 


Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
Metro U1 and U3:Stephansplatz
Metro U2: Karlsplatz

If you are curious to know more about my travel to Vienna, I suggest you check out my blog post related to my experience in the Austrian capital city:
WIEN, Austria | Travel chronicles!

Posted by:Surply

Born in 1996, Surply is the code name of a girl who loves to gallivant around the world and write on her blog about her encounters. She enjoys trying new foods, learning new languages and goofing about her exposure to different cultures as a creature irremediably born and raised in Italy.

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