Best Study Spots in Vienna
It took me a while to figure out some decent study spots in Vienna that A) had free wifi that actually worked B) weren’t too loud and C) weren’t constantly crowded. So after some scoping out the different districts, here are my picks for the best places to grab a coffee, sit with your lappy or a book, and get. shit. done.
My main reason for going here is that it’s a 30-second walk from my doorstep. Pickwick’s is usually poppin’ at night as a nice, sit-down pub, but during the day it’s pretty dead and makes for a nice study spot. There’s plenty of seating inside and out (if the weather calls for it) and the tables are surrounded by bookshelves so you feel like you’re in a library or a fancy person’s living room. The staff speaks English and while I wouldn’t come here for delicious food, it’s nice to sit here and have a cappuccino.
This is a little hidden gem out in Hietzing. The atmosphere is light and open and there’s loads of small tables as well as long ones by the window that are great for people-watching. There’s free wifi of course and they also have delicious brunch!
If I could give a hug to one restaurant, it would be Pie Factory. They have everything from a savory steak pie to a sweet chocolate tart, and they’re incredible. This place is very small but as most of the people who come in seem to get pies for take-away, I would recommend it as a good study space that doesn’t get too crowded. It’s right across from the Uni but I assume most of the students instead go to Coffee Pirates (which is right across the street) to get their studying in, and thus unfortunately missing the heavenly gem that is Pie Factory. They have long tables with chairs facing the window, which are perfect for coming by yourself to people-watch. So grab a personal pie and a coffee and take a seat!
Very close to Schottentor, I like this place because they have several small tables for just one or two people so you never feel bad taking up a large table with just you and your laptop. They also have various drip coffee selections and a few cakes. However, when it fills up it can be a little loud so be careful what time you get here. I got here at about 12:30 and it was nice but by 13:15 it was poppin’.
The main word I would use to describe this place… cozy. Cozy af. Burggasse 24 is a vintage clothing shop attached to a two-room cafe. The cafe has a variety of seating options from wooden chairs to comfy couches. During cold days, they have the fireplaces running. The staff is actually very friendly (an anomaly in Vienna) and speaks English as well. I often have a bizarre fear when going to a new coffee shop by myself –awkwardly walking in and not being able to find a seat and having to leave, but this place doesn’t seem to have that problem.
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