Cafè Ritter is one of those more quiet and reserved coffeehouses one retreats to for those moments that require a good read in one hand and an Einspänner in the other.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Vienna’s finest literary experts and art enthusiasts spent plenty of time, here.
Cafe Ritter is no run of the mill coffeehouse, and never was. Its interior was stylised by Josef Zotti, a student of none other than Josef Hoffmann, himself. The building’s structure possesses elements inspired by the Rococo Revival age that can be admired even today.
Throwback fact: Cafè Ritter, also known as simply, ‘The Ritter’, is one of the few remaining larger coffeehouse establishments along the shopping boulevard, Mariahilferstraße, which originally hosted many more coffeehouses.