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In addition to native regional traditions like Viennese cuisine, Austrian food has been influenced by Hungarian, Czech, Jewish, Italian and Bavarian cuisines. Austria has one of the most transcultural cuisines in Europe.

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Coffee Guide

In Austria, you never order just coffee—they'll know you're a tourist. There is an Austrian word for every coffee imaginable. Here are a few:

Einspanner (or "hitch")
Sweet black demitasse, a strong black coffee, served in a glass with whipped cream and sprinkled with chocolate powder.

Fiaker ("coachman")
Sweetened demitasse served in a glass.

Kapuziner ("monk")
A small amount of coffee mixed with a large amount of milk.

Grosser Brauner ("big brown")
Large cup of coffee with a dash of milk.

Kleiner Schwarzer ("small black")
Demitasse without milk.

Kleiner Goldener ("small gold")
Demitasse with milk.

Kleiner Brauner ("small brown")
Small cup of coffee with a dash of milk.

Melange ("mix")
Half coffee and half milk with a frothy crown.


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