Cafe Phil

Drinking here means that someone could buy the chair from under you. It's furnished with vintage, mid-century pieces which are all for sale. You can also buy arty books, retro vinyl, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It's much loved by Vienna's fashionably intellectual drinkers , and occasionally you may turn up to find a performance poet in full flow, or a chaired discussion about the nature of existence. More likely, however, is a DJ playing Sigur Ros and friendly staff. As much cafe as bar, so it's open all day, but gets very crowded at night.

website Gumpendorfer Strasse 10-12 Vienna Kettenbruckengasse

In the Mood


Waiting For Sunrise- William Boyd

The Morning Gift- Eva Ibbotson

Embers- Sandor Marai



Before Sunrise

The Third Man


Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann

Strauss: Best of Waltzes and Polkas- Weiner Philharmoniker

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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