Coffee & culture in a cafe in Salzburg
As soon as you enter it, you know that Austrian culture has its say - a cafe in Salzburg. Not every cafe in Salzburg, however, meets the expectations. There are cafe pastry shops that have nothing to do with Austrian coffeehouses. You could also be in any other European city.
A real Austrian coffee house is different. Austrian Coffee culture includes certain rituals and behaviors of its guests that other Europeans have lost.
Even the menu card in a cafe in the Salzburg country presents a non-Austrian with decision problems. Don't just order coffee here. No, the list of hot drinks is longer and definitely more different in the recipe. A "small" or a "large black" are offered as well as a "brown", an "extended" or a "melange". These are just the "normal" coffees. There is also a long list of specialty coffees that make the cafe's mouth water as you read.
Austrian-style coffee in a cafe in Salzburg
As a non-Austrian you should definitely go to such a café in Salzburg and make up your mind about what is actually meant by these various coffee offers. Therefore here is a little help:
Little black man - that means a small cup of black coffee
Great Black - here is some more black coffee included
a bay - this is a black with whipped cream (whipped cream)
an extender - that's a black man with water
And then there's the Melange - that is an extender with warm milk
In addition to the special coffee known in other countries such as cappuccino, caffe latte or macchiato, there are also the typical Austrian coffee creations. These are characterized by imaginative combinations of coffee, espresso, cocoa, liqueur - Amaretto, Baileys or similar delicious - and a lot of whipped cream. Or - as they say in Austria - by punch or whipped cream.
A visit to a cafe in Salzburg needs one thing - time!
You can eat cakes in a Salzburg coffee house, but that does not necessarily have to be. However, it is more important to have enough time to enjoy your coffee. This can be done alone. In this case, you will find the latest daily newspaper between wooden holders in a typical café at the entrance. These are usually already hung near the coat rack. So you just take them to the table. Or - better yet - you enjoy the coffee in company. It takes time too. In the cafe you meet for the second breakfast. Or you talk to friends or business partners. Others just enjoy a quiet quarter of an hour looking for a quiet corner with a newspaper. In addition there's a good coffee for a break from the hectic everyday life.
And what does all this have to do with Salzburg?
Quite simply - there are some coffeehouses of this kind. The best known is probably the Tomaselli on the Old Market. Anyone who comes here at lunchtime and hopes for a free place, but certainly not from Salzburg. Here it is always full at lunchtime - and noisy.
The Cafe Bazar on the north side of the Salzach is quite different. Located next to the Hotel Sacher Salzburg, the Cafe Bazar is quieter. Here comes who is just on the way to the old town or has his stroll through the city already behind him and wants to rest. This can definitely be done - with a wonderful view of the Staatsbrücke and the church domes of the city center, which are dominated by the fortress Hohensalzburg and the Mönchsberg with the Museum of Modern Art. A truly impressive view, where you finally enjoy your coffee even more.
Anyway, a visit to Salzburg is not complete without visiting one of his coffee houses. Only then can one trace something of the Austrian soul.
A great cafe in Salzburg? Here you go:
- The Cafe Bazar, Schwarzstrasse 3, 5020 Salzburg
- Cafe in the Hotel Sacher, Schwarzstrasse 5-7, 5020 Salzburg
- The Cafe Tomaselli, Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg
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