A Wiener Melange is a speciality coffee drink similar to a Cappuccino. The difference is that the Melange is made with milder coffee. At Cafe Sperl in Vienna, the Melange is half a cup of brewed coffee with half a cup of cream, topped with milk foam. Nescafe, Movenpick, Lufthansa Catering and Albert Heijn housebrand however serve Wiener Melange as Coffee blended with Cocoa – no matter whether foam topped or not. Kaffeehaus de Châtillon in North America describes it as relatively equal portions of light roast Vienesse kaffee, milk, and cream foam in a 6-ounce cup.
The English term "Cafe Vienna" and the French Café viennois usually refer to espresso con panna – topped with whipped cream instead of milk foam. Ordering a Wiener Melange may yield the arrival of an espresso con panna even in Vienna, though this is properly called a Franziskaner (Franciscan friar). The reference to Franciscan friars parallels the term "cappuccino", similar to the Austrian coffee preparation or "Kapuziner", which derives its name from the brown color of the robes worn by Capuchin friars.