Today’s instalment deals with the sweet little Stadtkind. This is a café I’ve spent quite some time in over the years, so I feel bad about giving it the rating I do below – but in short it’s just not that well suited to working in, however nice it may be in other respects.
- Nice location. It’s not as central as some of the other places on the list, but still easily reachable: 10 minutes on foot from the centre, maybe 15 minutes from the station, and it’s on the 9A bus route. It’s in a pleasant old building (see picture) opposite the Ellenrieder school, in a posh, leafy part of town.
- Great, healthy, reasonably-priced food. This ratatouille with pasta in a jar at €6.90 was tasty. They also have homemade cakes and local ice cream for the sweet tooth.
- No wifi. Le sigh. Mobile data is also ropey here.
- Always full (or close to it). The place is popular and small, so you’d be a dick to sit there for hours while working on a laptop, even if you get a table.
- Twee vibes. It’s cosy and all, but it feels like it’s run by your favourite garrulous, eco-friendly maternal aunt whose favourite pastimes are cross-stitching and flower-pressing. YMMV.
- Coffee style is not my jam. At least, the most recent one I had was on the bitter side, and a bit groundsy. They do nice cappuccinos though, and always provide a tiny biscuit, which is a hallmark of class.