Café culture is an essential part of the Austrian experience, and there's no better place to go in Salzburg than historic Café Tomaselli. Dating back to 1700 and owned by the Tomaselli family since 1852, it's warm ambience, coffees and delicious pastries mean the marble topped tables don't stay empty for long.
It's a place to see and be seen, a traditional institution popular with visitors, intellectuals and celebrities. Even Mozart was a regular here. His wife, Konstanze, later returned to the city with the children and lived upstairs with her second husband Georg von Nissen from 1820 to 1826.
For coffee, a Mélange (somewhat similar to cappuccino) or Einspänner (mocha with a heavy topping of whipped cream) are two top picks from an extensive menu. Drinks and pastries are ordered and paid for separately, the latter chosen from a large selection brought table side by one of the so-called "cake maids".
Don't worry if a table can be snagged inside. In summer the outdoor seating is great for people watching.