In the historic area of Vienna and only a short walk away from the magnificent Stephansdom is Cafe Diglas. The cafe is quite quirky with regards to its decor. Chandeliers have cutlery hanging from them. Lights are decorated with either ra ra skirts or newspaper lampshades.
As the cafe was not busy, it allowed a seat by the window. This was actually a good choice as on this hot day, the breeze coming through was needed to stay cool. It also gave a good opportunity to relax and watch the world go by.
The staff were friendly but it was hard to get their attention at times. But there was a positive side to that too as that my time there wasn’t rushed by the staff. There were red booths and additional seating outdoors. Big newspapers were hanging on the ladder rack on the wall. Surprisingly, there was no music playing in the background.
Cafe Diglas does some savoury items but it was the apple strudel that was wanted, as apple desserts are a favourite. The apple strudel had crispy flaky pastry on the top and bottom. It was jam packed with the filling. There were plenty of apples made up of thin slices and some stewed. Plump raisins and cinnamon added extra flavours. The apple strudel was great and perfectly sweet enough. It tasted better with the cream on the side.
The savoury items included cheese strudel. Some of the food in the big tray displays, such as the quiche, bread pudding and cake slices were on display uncovered at Cafe Diglas.
Cafe Diglas, Wollzeile 10, 1010 ViennaRating: