The tradition of the Viennese Coffee House Culture goes back to the end of the 17th century and is given distinction by a very specific atmosphere. In November 2011 it was officially included in the UNESCO National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. From the UNESCO-statement: Typical for Viennese Coffee Houses are marble tables, on which the coffee is served, Thonet chairs, boxes (loges), newspaper tables and interior design details in the style of Historicism. The coffee houses are a place where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.”
The Viennese coffe house has proven to be very successful over the past 328 years: according to the Chamber of Commerce, Vienna currently has 1,083 licensed coffee houses and 900 licensed “Kaffee-Restaurants”, as well as 181 “Kaffee-Konditoreien” – coffee houses that also produce and sell confectionery.
As Julius Meinl Kaffee is a part of Viennese coffee house culture since 1862 we are also very proud about this achievment!
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Fotocredit Café Korb (Homepage, small article picture): Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek
Fotocredit big article picture: Club of Viennese Coffeehouse Owners