Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Im Kaffeehaus


There

simply

is

no

need

for

words

for

the obvious

Or

is

there?

Time stands still
while outside

the century grinds on

Café Drechsler
Linke Wienzeile 22/
Girardigasse 1
A-1060 Vienna
Phone +43 (0)1 581 20 44

Serving coffee
at its corner of
Vienna's Naschmarkt
since 1919.
Since 2007
its interiors reflect
Sir Terence Conran's vision
of a modern day coffee house

Drechsler's opens early
and closes late:
Monday
8 am to 2 am,
Tuesday – Saturday
from 3 am to 2 am,
Sunday
from 3 am to 12 midnight

Homepage:
Café Drechsler

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Images and Text
© 2010 by Merisi

Credit:
The words "the century grinds on"
are from the last line of Margaret Atwoods'
poem "In the Secular Night"



16 comments:

  1. Tasse Milchkaffee, bitte! :-p

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  2. Such a fascinating story in pictures!
    Mine is a mélange, please!

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  3. I've cleaned the cat's Poo palace, scrubbed the carpet, vacuumed a canister of her fur from the furniture, made the beds, cleaned the bath and read some posts while smoking a much deserved ciggie. Coffee, I'm thinking, a cup of Merisi's coffee; what wouldn't I give. And there it is. Thank you dear lady.

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  4. Oh wonderful escape from the daily grind!

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  5. I had to chuckle at the woman with her hand raised to hide her face from your photographic eye!

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  6. You've even got dogs posing for you, now. Your reputation precedes you. These are great!

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  7. I am now going to run out for a cappuccino; something I shouldn't be doing this morning because I have so many other things I need to attend to. But after seeing these photos, there's no stopping me. The interior of my neighborhood coffee house, however, does not have Sir Terence Conran's touch.

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  8. I do love to see those happy dogs in your coffee house! Unfortunately it's a rare sight in America.

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  9. Merisi, may I first thank you for the lavender and peony pictures...aren't these flowers among the best? I saw some bunches of lavender at the farmer's market yesterday and made a note to be sure to buy some on my next visit. Like you, I have some left from last year.

    Now. The coffee house that you show looks very peaceful indeed. I can see lots of chairs just waiting for us to arrive and begin our appreciation of the atmosphere and the coffee. Funny thing...right now I am sitting on a chair that is very, very similar to those in that coffee house. I will try to channel the atmosphere I see in your photographs!

    xo

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  10. A dog in the cafe, how civilized. I'd love to bring my dog everywhere with me.

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  11. Amazing dreadlocks.
    Interesting shoes.
    Wonderful little bits and pieces...and I was trying to read those German headlines too...

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  12. your coffee posts are soo wonderful! I am heading to a rainy NYC tomorrow so we may head for a museum. Always something to do. Or a store!! :)
    Have a great Wednesday!!

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  13. simply gorgeous evocative pics!!!

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  14. Dear Merisi,
    Thank you, once again, for the refuge you provide for us.

    Gratefully,

    Betty

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  15. Anonymous17 June, 2010

    wow, that cafe has really changed! I remember having a coffee there a mere 6 years ago amidst smoke, yellowing walls and torn booths.

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