Getting to any place is easy. Knowing what to do then is the harder part… With Graz has always been easy for me, especially because I get the chance to revisit very often. Then you don’t have the feeling of urgency and the strict list of things to see. That’s why, if we aren’t coming back to a city or any other place more than once, we want to know how to get both; enjoy our destination without panic and visit great places we found out about that we probably wouldn’t otherwise.
In Graz, Cafe Sacher is one of those places. For some the tradition they started back in the 19th century will be enough. But let me give you the other reasons you should visit Cafe Sacher…
When you enter Cafe Sacher, you actually enter a passage. There are two different areas of Cafe Sacher. The first one looks onto the street (Herrengasse) and is modern, dark, with dark wooden stools and tables. It has a classy touch, like a blend of the old atmosphere and modern, but very simple interior. That part is just a cafe and it’ s the one I prefer. When I came there last time, it was already full. Down the passage, under the barrel vault and lighting from the floor covered in stone, you’ll enter the other part of Cafe Sacher that partially also serves as a restaurant later in the day. This part has the feeling of past times, with secessionist furniture, marble tables and dimmed lights.
The staff on Cafe Sacher is really friendly and nice, and most important of all, they make amazing coffee. You can go for stronger or lighter tastes, or Austrian mixes with different alcohol beverages. The freshly brew their coffee and make fresh, “home made” cream. Of course, what would be a real European cafe without cakes?! Their menu changes, but what you should try your first time there is the Sacher cake or the Apfel strudel. Sacher cake is a traditional Austrian chocolate cake with apricot jam and Apfel strulel is a kind of light pasty with apple.
Lovely place, don’t you agree?
Stella – European Travelling Advisor