With 200 years of history, the old Court confectioner's was a privileged meeting place during the imperial era. Specialising in cold desserts before extending its expertise to traditional pastries, the firm served white coffee for breakfast in Empress Elizabeth's apartments, together with langues-de-chat, macaroons and marzipan, and cherry water ices. With café liégeois as accompaniment or violet ice cream (sky blue). Located on the Kohlmarkt, in Vienna's city centre, the pastry cook resisted the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire after the First World War. It continues to be a place of choice for tasting a number of "homemade" desserts, with and without chocolate. Very close by, the Demel Museum explains the life of the pastry cooks at the Imperial Court.