Where: Große Sperlgasse 41, 1020
This cafe is a bit of jewel in the second district and an old-timer in terms of Vienna’s game cafes/bars. Just behind the Augarten, hidden within it’s plain cream/orange facade, lives a Viennese institution, and a real character. Walking in is like a time warp back to Vienna in the 1950’s. Game boards tower high around the cafe, while in an extra room across the street there are a bunch of billiard tables, a table tennis table and foolsball tables. There’s a snack kiosk at the bar, wood paneling up the walls and the furniture would now be considered retro, but has been here since it was considered new. The owner is lovely, and while he might look like your typical Viennese coffeehouse owner, he is soft spoken and spry. There’s something innocent in the atmosphere that belongs to simpler times.
We recommend… you book a billiard table (located across the street) in advance.