Cafe Nest in Vienna does actually remind me a lot of a bird’s nest – it’s small, self-made and super-cozy. You’ll meet Wolfi, the owner, who personally serves his handmade pizza day in and day out. Food and drinks come at extremely reasonable prices, so the place is usually quickly filled up with students.
All benches and tables are made out of vintage furniture by Wolfi himself. The walls host micro exhibitions of things like photographs or paintings produced by locals, which change regularly. If you can, you should visit on the day of their music quiz, which is quite similar to a pub quiz, but you have to guess songs instead. The winners receive a bottle of schnapps. Other events vary from readings to jazz nights (check their facebook for upcoming events).
If you happen to come on a Thursday night, chances are you’ll meet the choir of the Technical university, as they regularly go to Cafe Nest after their rehearsal. Most of the time they don’t feel like just quitting the singing, so you’ll be able to experience live choir music. But don’t worry, if it gets too loud, Wolfi tells them to be more quiet.