With its gorgeous Jugendstil fittings, grand dimensions, cosy booths and unhurried air, 1880-opened Sperl is one of the finest coffee houses in Vienna. The must-try is Sperl Torte, an almond-and-chocolate-cream dream. Grab a slice and a newspaper (over 10 daily in English, French and German), order a coffee (34 kinds), and join the rest of the people-watching patrons.

A live pianist plays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Sunday.