Where: Gumpendorfer Straße 11, 1060
A wild mix of writers, painters, architects, composers, musicians, and members of the military were once amongst the crowd in the early hours of the now tame café Sperl. An odd mix – artists and military characters – but it worked somehow. However, a group of young artists made this café special: seven of the early Secessionists came here to host their first meetings that led to the establishment of the Vienna Secession in 1897. In more recent years, writers like Michael Köhlmeier and Jörg Mauthe have become regulars at the café.