Cafe Savoy in Vienna – our coffee house with a tradition since 1896
The traditional coffee house and modern-day gay bar Cafe Savoy in Vienna charms its guests with both: gorgeous architecture and a rich history. Former textile manufacturer Baron Julius Leon von Wernburg bought the property in 1889 and let architect Franz Ritter von Neumann build Palais Wernburg, an impressive building in magnificent Neo-Renaissance style. Architect von Neumann was a student of architects von Siccardsburg and van der Nuell who, among other things, built the Vienna State Opera.
The original Café Wienzeile extended across the whole ground floor left of the entrance, along Koestlergasse and Wienzeile. It was managed by coffee house dynasty Kuszak, who also operated coffee houses in Prague and Budapest. Part of the existing space was given up in the interwar period. In 1983, Café Wienzeile became Cafe Savoy.
Rich in architecture, history and illustrious guests – our gay bar Cafe Savoy in Vienna
Especially striking when entering our coffee house are the two Belgian mirrors from the 19th century. They are the biggest mirrors in Europe, only second to the ones in Versailles. Also exceptional are the Theophil Hansen-chandelier, six rococo-style wall lights and the two Egyptian figurines at the bar.
As a gay bar with style, we are popular among the national and international gay community. In the course of years, countless guests from all over the world visited our café in Vienna. Our interior serves as a setting for many photoshoots and movies. Visit Vienna and our Cafe Savoy, enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks in the unique atmosphere of a traditional coffee house turned gay bar with style.