The Café Mayer is one of the hidden gems of Bratislava. In my opinion this Café is a jewel and one of a kind. Inside the Café Mayer you truly experience the charms of the old days, when Bratislava was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. As you see below the furniture is strongly influenced by this era and full of fancy wooden parts:
So above you see also the portrayal of Sissi, the beloved Austrian-Hungarian empress and wife of Kaiser Franz Josef.
Below is a special installment, raising some questions and eyebrow:
Here we have the cage for naughty customers, overly curious tourists or sometimes also used for folks who just come into the Café for using the bathroom. I hope it’s clear I was just kidding now. This installment is of course no bastille or something like that but a safety precaution encircling a whole in the ground like a pond with the only difference that on its bottom is the basement. So it is probably a former possibility for direct transport between the floors, but I’m not quite sure about that since my Slovakian is rusty.
So below you see another room of the Café Mayer, where you have a seat and enjoy your desserts:
When it comes to the desserts, as mentioned, this Café is the place to be while you are in Bratislava. In the huge showcase you can see what you get. Just let inspire yourself what tart it will gonna be.
Another shot of the showcase:
And here is another shot showing more tarts to choose from:
I got myself a Wiener Melange together with the Mozart Tart, a pistachio cream, marzipan tart with extra cream and chocolate plate topping as you can see below:
And the Mozart Tart has also almond splinters on its rear side:
Needless to say that the Mozart Tart is a super-delicious tart and as long as you are not nut-allergic an experience of a life time.
The Bottom Line: The Café Mayer, in the Hlavné námestie 4, in 811 01 in Bratislava’s old town, lets you experience the chic of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire about 100 and more years ago.
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann