No doubt the Sacher Hotel is one grand old hotel. With a storied past and a famous cake that people come from all over the world to indulge in. The Sacher hotel and their namesake cake have become an institution. I was a little bit self-conscious doing something so touristy. In truth I was half expecting a bus tour to pull up any moment whose theme was: the original Sacher Torte experience! Thankfully, that didn’t happen. The staff at the Sacher kept everything very classy, not showing any disdain or approaching any table and saying: Let me guess, you want 4 Sacher Tortes, right?
As I waited to be seated I contemplated the very old world, kind of prissy, cafe. Which is nonetheless a perfect, period, piece much as it was when it opened. Classy and classic, yet all those oil paintings and chandeliers are really not my thing, so I asked if I could sit outside and enjoy the terrace and the first cool night since arriving.The menu is actually in the format of a mini newspaper which is for sale in the gift shop.It also contains the food , drink and most importantly the dessert menu. They sell over 360,000 cakes a year for both domestic and international consumption. They come in a variety of sizes and come in their very own wooden box.The prices range from $27.65-$58.68 a slice in the cafe is very reasonable $7.15. Continue reading