Once the confectionary supplier to the Habsburg court, Demel has been synonymous with tradition and opulence since the 19th century, when it moved to its current location steps from the Hofburg Palace. Today, it’s the perfect spot to do some window shopping and cake tasting in the former imperial section of Vienna’s Innere Stadt.
The Konditorei’s window displays are elaborate and awe-inspiring. The massive and intricate cakes on view are a reminder of Demel’s expertise in the world of confectionary art. If that isn’t impressive enough, prepare to be completely overwhelmed by the selection of cakes, chocolates, and sweets inside.
Though they are not labeled as such, Demel does bake a handful of gluten-free cakes. Be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff what’s available that day. At Demel gluten-free offerings regularly include Esterházy cake and Gerollte Mandeltorte, both incredibly delicate and rich. If it’s available, opt for the Mandeltorte, unique to Demel and made from a mind-boggling number of layers of almond cake and boozy buttercream. Eat in to enjoy the ambience or take away in one of Demel’s signature purple bags. Either way, don’t miss this historically delicious spot for cake in Vienna!
Where? Demel is located in Vienna’s Innere Stadt: Kohlmarkt 14, Wien (+43-1-53517170).