Where: Gumpendorfer Straße 71, 1060
The mind behind Vienna’s Brass Monkey is a real whizz-kid: Athina Zoi is both a qualified mining engineer and sculptor, has started studying architecture, while she also makes a mad coffee, and bakes killer cupcakes for a living. At Brass Monkey, they serve up heavenly, creamy vegan-friendly cupcakes. It’s really a no-brainer why this place receives so much love from the people: the compact dimensions instantly make for a homey feeling, with the unusual mobile of old-school lamps hanging from the white ceiling, filling the room with a warm glow. The counter, fitted with Moroccan tiles, faces the large wooden table that encourages food and conversation with new friends to be shared. But all of this is just a setting to devour the creamy, buttery beauty that lies within the display cabinet – their cupcakes and cakes. You’ll dream about the toppings of these cute little cake creations long after you’ve devoured them… in a matter of minutes… without even pausing to chew.