Day Seven in Vienna: Aka The day I found the best ice cream, and the best cake, of the holiday.

I am telling you right now folks, if you’re visiting Vienna, be sure to fit these two spots into your stop.

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So our last full day in Vienna was one of the most easy going ❤

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A late breakfast, before a late morning, super casual, stroll up into a part of Vienna we didn’t know. Not before journeying through the Naschmarkt again though. I wanted more photos ❤

feesh

Our place of destination was the….bear with me… Hofmobiliendepot. Aka: the Imperial Furniture Collection.

Basically, all the things they couldn’t fit into any of the palaces~ voila! All in one spot.

So, a lot of chairs. But also many things about the popular Sissi films which were made decades ago, and an exhibition on Maximillion of Mexico.

If you buy a certain ticket at the Sissi apartments, it’s free to visit the Hofmobiliendepot and I would recommend it- simply because it was deserted, air conditioned, and really close to like a second city centre with awesome shops and…

The best ice cream parlour in Vienna.

I said it.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting, Paolo Bortolotti.

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Perched there, in my delightfully delighted fingers is a cone piled high with walnut, pistachio, coffee and poppy seed. It was huge. It was incredible. And it was €2.90.

The pricing system is weird because you don’t pay for scoops but for pot/cone size, therefore even with the smallest size you can have many flavours- just less of them 😉

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Hazelnut, blueberry, raspberry and mango there. All incredible. All creamy. All just perfect. Trust me when I tell you it’s worth the twenty minute walk from city centre. Trust me.

So, we headed back to the hotel after a little light shopping and more perusing through the Naschmarkt. At which point, I stopped in at one of the shops and bought myself this little gem.

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A Punschkrapfen. Sponge with crumbs, nougat chocolate, apricot jam and then absolutely soaked in rum, before being coated in pink icing- “punch” cake.

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It wasn’t the most amazing thing I have ever devoured, but as an Austrian staple in the treat department, I’m super glad I managed to try one.

It kept me content until dinner cake time anyway.

And what a cake time it was…

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After a quick visit inside the cathedral we went to, what I can only describe as, the cake shop of dreams.

Gerstner café. The last stop. The best of all the cakes.

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Not only were, at €3.80, the cakes considerably cheaper than Gerstner’s in town rivals, but they were just so incredibly delicious.

Father opted for the walnuss torte. Probably because it looked the biggest.

It was a smart choice though; nutty, warmed through with warming spices, and with the creaminess layering though. Just, yes.

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Being the daring scoundrel she is, Mother opted for the Ohne torte- that’s poppy seed to you and moi.

Rich. Dense. Moist. Glorious.

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I took a long time deciding my own choice, before finally selecting the fanciest cake on show.

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The Klimt torte; as glamorous and art deco as The Kiss.

Moist, light sponge, light chocolate mousse, chocolate glaze, marzipan, and golden crisp flakes. And a funky medallion.

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Can we all let out a collective sigh?

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Ahhh ❤

So, that was my week in lovely Vienna.
Stay tuned for Day One in Florence!

Places mentioned:

Naschmarkt.

Wienzeile, Kettenbruecke, Vienna 1040, Austria

Hofmobiliendepot {Imperial furniture museum}.

7 Andreasgasse, Vienna 1070, Austria (Neubau)

Paolo Bortolotti {Ice cream!}.

Mariahilferstrasse 66, Vienna 1070, Austria

Gerstner Café.

Karntner Strasse 13 – 15, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)

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