About Vienna’s Intellectual CoffeeImagine sitting in a cafe where Sigmund Freud and the psychologist Alfred Adler are sitting. From time to time, Theodor Herzl comes in and tells of his visions for a Jewish state, and Lenin and Trotsky sit on a side table and play chess while dreaming of socialism and Marxism in Russia. There was also a man there who was futured for the world’s destruction, called Adolf Hitler.
Cafe Central, opened in 1876, is the place where, at end of the 19th century the Vienna intellectual elite gathered. The design at Cafe Central is prestigious, almost royal, probably because the cafe is located in an ancient palace. Marble columns and arches all around, expensive rugs, dark velvet chairs and crystal chandeliers complement the picture.
Here, half a century later, a group of philosophers, known as the Vienna Circle, will sit in the 1930’s. They were the founders of the school of "logical positivism" in philosophy. This approach argues that experience is the only source of knowledge and will reveal that logical analysis, along with symbolic logic, is the preferred method for solving philosophical problems.
But more about the café and its surroundings. At Cafe Central you will be served excellent coffee, with porcelain dishes placed on a silver tray. Along with the coffee the café offers wonderful desserts of Vienna, along with the excellent cakes and fine creams. Give a chance to the special pancake, Kaiser's dish, served with a variety of Viennese styled coffee.
The hungry will be able to enjoy the Vienna Schnitzel, and other classically delicious Viennese dishes from Vienna. Along with all these, if you like, you can indulge in the local Vienna cafe tradition and read the daily newspapers offered here for diners.