Café Louvre

From the late 1920s onward the Café Louvre was the meeting place for Anglo-American journalists in Wien (Vienna). The café took up the first floor of the building at the corner of Wipplingerstrasse 27 and Renngasse 9, and had been operating there continuously since the last decade of the 19th Century. Interestingly enough, until the foreign correspondents made the establishment their own, it had been one of the primary meeting places of the city’s Jewish intellectuals and Zionists. No one knows the exact reason why reporters started meeting there but it is suspected that proximity to the Central Telegraph Office made Café Louvre a handy location to hang out at. Sending their articles via wire was one of the main ways journalists had to submit their material to their home bureaus.