This weekend we took the chance to spend some time in Vienna’s city center. The temperatures had dropped significantly (after warmer days), so after leaving the house, we were pretty quickly contemplating somewhere cozy to duck into.

The national library was the first thing that came to mind, but it was mysteriously ‘full’ (don’t ask), so we opted for a coffee. Just behind the Hofburg Palace in which the national library is housed, there are old royal greenhouses in which now exist a butterfly museum and a café, the Palmenhaus.

The atmosphere is welcoming and it turned out to be just the right temperature inside.