Johannes Auvinen is a travelling man. Though his name is Finnish, he was born and raised on the sunny West coast of the U.S. and, until recently, was living in Los Angeles, where felt a bit out of place, as the city has no acid house tradition, and Auvinen –who records under the moniker Tin Man– is a master of the 303 who’s right up there with heroes like Jesper Dählback. But his Californian episode has come to an end, Tin Man moved to Austria and has been living in Vienna for a while now. This month, he’ll return to the United States, because on 9th April he’ll be performing at Unsound Festival New York. If you would like to witness him squeeze his rhythm box and bass processor, go to Public Assembly in Brooklyn (70 North 6th St.) and enjoy the his gig alongside Octave One, Pulshar, Atom TM & Pink Ellin and Petar Dundov.
The famous longwinded Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard hung out here. It is located halfway between Hawelka and Central should you be making a café tour.
Looks more like a cathedral than Café. The cakes and food are excellent. They have piano music later in the day. I recommend the Crème Schnitte or Strüdel.
Yet another classic first district Café. It is located near my favourite ice cream shop. There is also a mini-bowling alley downstairs.
This lands on my regular route. It is next to the art academy that denied Hitler. They denied me too, twice!
Just across from Wesbahnhof. A nice destination if you are arriving by early morning train. You can step directly into a classic café.
Mariahilfer Straße, 128
Aida is a local, mostly pink, chain Café. The original idea was for a take-away coffee shop. But, people here insist on sitting for hours in cafes. Aida is always full with little old ladies in big hats getting their sugar fix.
On Tuesdays in the summer Volksgarten is “Techno Café” with tunes and pretty people. They have a lovely garden for summer evenings. Also, I am always reminded of some scenes from the film “Models” by Ulrich Seidel there.
If you visit the Palace Shönbrunn and hike up the hill in the gardens behind you may as well stop at the Gloriette. I jog by there, and when people visit from out of town, I usually stop there.
More a bar than a café, but the mood is chill like a café. I’m there Sunday nights for Detroit and Leftfield techno. And I also DJ there too.
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