Espresso con panna

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Espresso con panna, which means "espresso with cream" in Italian, is a single or double shot of espresso topped with whipped cream.[1] In France and in the United Kingdom it is known as café Viennois.[2]

A caffè con panna served in demitasse
A café Viennois in Prague, served in traditional coffee cup
A café Viennois in the UK.

In northern continental Europe, the term Wiener Melange refers to a different drink, made with foamed milk and having no whipped cream on top. In Vienna, an espresso con panna is properly called a Franziskaner, but ordering a Wiener Melange may sometimes yield the arrival of Espresso con panna even in Vienna.

In France, café Viennois refers to both an espresso con panna and a Wiener Melange. In Australia, a similar drink may be called Café Vienna although Espresso con panna will traditionally be in an espresso sized cup, whereas Café Vienna will be served in the same size as a latte.

Historically served in a demitasse cup, it is perhaps a more old fashioned[citation needed] drink than a latte or cappuccino, though still very popular, whichever name it receives, at coffeehouses in Budapest and Vienna.