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Zum Schwarzen Kameel, Vienna

5 Bognergasse
Austria 1010
Tel: 43 1533 8125's insider take:

One of the best places to watch bona fide Viennese society, the Friese family's Jugendstil restaurant and café has been attracting deep-pocketed Austrians since 1618. While the more formal restaurant offers classic Austrian fare, what really turns the place into an all-day insider's clubhouse is the jammed café, anchored by a sandwich counter filled with the best three-bite meals in town (variously topping the open-faced sandwiches: minced blood sausage, herring salad, mushroom salad, and ham and lentils). Locals down the canapés standing up at tall counters, but you can pack a picnic to go in a top-drawer Viennese souvenir: A box decorated with the restaurant's logo of a black camel proudly sporting a big plumed headdress, like a very leggy (four, actually) Vegas showgirl.

Open Mondays through Saturdays from 2:30 pm to midnight.

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