This legend began as a Delikatessen opened by Sacher, court confectioner to Prince von Metternich, the most powerful prime minister in early-19th-century Europe. It was for this fervent chocoholic that the Sachertorte was created. War-weary Metternich must have been amused to see a battle break out between Sacher and Demel—a competing confectioner—as to who served the real Sachertorte. Sacher puts its apricot jam in the cake middle, while Demel puts it just below the icing. If you're not a sweets person, try a savory alternative: Sacher Würstl (slim sausages served with fresh horseradish, mustard, and home-baked bread). Mirrors and chandeliers add glitter, and there is live piano music every day from 4:30 until 7 pm.
Sep 16, 2007
Despite being late for our reservation in this packed restaurant, our table was held for us. The service was impeccible and friendly! The piano music in the Rote Bar was lovely. The Austrian white wine was AMAZING. Every dish was wonderful, and the dessert! Oh my! By far, the most friendly service we had in Vienna, and there were several choices that looked great on the menu. We were impressed from start to finish. Thank you to all the staff
at the Cafe Sacher for making it a memorable night for us.
Jun 26, 2007
If you like chocolate, try the Sachertorte (the original) and enjoy a lunch out on the terrace. Also the scene of much of the Orson Welles classic, The Third Man