Vienna is not the only city in Austria that has a flourishing café culture. In many ways, the cafes in Salzburg are more diverse. Peruse the following if you’re interested in beginning your education in the world of coffee, beer, wine and conversation that Salzburg has to offer visitors to the city.
Directly across from the statue of Mozart at Mozart Square, Cafe Demel is a great place to sample a cup of Kleiner Brauner in the center of the city. Beware, however, these factors combine to the effect that it is one of the most popular cafes in Salzburg. It can be difficult to find a quiet corner. If you’re looking for a place to study or engage in intimate conversation, you may want to look elsewhere.
The Shakespeare Café at Mirabellplatz Square is popular with artist types and students looking for a cheap place to learn, create and share the fruit of their labor with like-minded souls. Because of its cheap and diverse menu, it’s more like a bistro than a cafe, but that shouldn’t exclude it from your café tour.
For something a little more upscale, Cafe Sacher (which used to be known as Österreichischer Hof, meaning “Austrian Court”) is at the Hotel Sacher Salzburg. It is wildly overpriced, but the atmosphere is priceless for those lucky few that aren’t counting their pennies.
Cafe Tomaselli brags that it was visited by none other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as generations of other artists, composers, writers and intellectuals.