Cafe Sacher Vienna - go or not -thoughts

Mar 12th, 2012, 02:46 AM
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" Cafe Sacher had nothing to do with Sacher Torte " ?

Cafe Sacher is part of the Hotel Sacher - the shop selling Sacher Torte on the corner part of the hotel too.
The Sacher - the true originator of this product - austrian courts agree

The torte from the same kichen-
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Mar 12th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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yes I have a whole selection of cafes to try. Thanks all for your opinions. I leave next Wed! Not sure if I'll go to Cafe Sacher just for the old world atmosphere or not! I'll let you all know on my return
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Mar 13th, 2012, 07:46 AM
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We did go to the cafe, which is absolutely beautiful, but the torte was quite a disappointment - much better fare at the other cafes, much cheaper too! Enjoy your trip and take care...
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Mar 13th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Like so many others, I was disappointed with the Sacher Torte, which was no more tasty than Safeway's Sacher Torte. However, the coffee was the most delicious coffee I've ever drunk.
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Sep 29th, 2014, 01:16 AM
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I have been there 2 months ago and i really liked it. You should definitely give it a try.

Video about the original Sacher Torte:
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Sep 29th, 2014, 02:39 AM
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"First of all, the Cafe Sacher had nothing to do with Sacher Torte. There is a rivalry between the Hotel Sacher and Demel's as to who created it."

Actually, if you talk to some pastry chefs and history buffs in Baden, they'll say that the original Sacher recipe was stolen from the grandmother of the so-called "inventor" -- that it was really HER cake.

I side with the "dry and tasteless" crowd. And my favorite pastry place in Vienna is Cafe Oberlaa. Although, to date, the CoselPalais in Dresden beats them all.
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Mar 30th, 2015, 01:12 AM
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Based on our experience earlier this month, I still suggest skipping the Sacher torte. Instead try one of the newer confectioners who aren't merely resting on their laurels. For example, we had an absolutely delicious white chocolate/salted caramel pastry at Kussmaul, a new restaurant in the Spittelberg area. We also tried some other new pastries. Nothing wrong with the old tried and true pastries, but it's refreshing to see what the new creative chefs are coming up with.
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Mar 30th, 2015, 01:45 AM
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Not a must-do but certainly not a waste. I went and thought it was a cool place to spend a small bit of time in and share a piece of cake. I recommend going to Demel's and comparing the two or just grabbing coffee in a random cafe and observing life in Vienna for a couple of hours.
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