Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Oh the Choices!
Food along a Viennese City Block or two

Scandinavian Deli
5th District

S'Powidl *
Austrian and Bohemian Cuisine
5th District

Point of Sale
I hear of expatriats' pilgrimages,
having breakfast with baked beans there -
no word, though, if they offer a "Full English"
4th District

The Breakfast Club
Tiny place, great breakfast menu,
all day long, Asian style being my favorite.
4th District

Gentlemen's Club
Table and chairs seem to belong
to the cigar store -
I see it as proof that the Viennese
will take any opportunity to catch
the breeze - note the Manic Botanic store
next door, you can shop and then drop
on one of their outdoor chairs!


*) "Powidl" is a plum butter,
made with fruit only, its sweetness
derives from long hours of slow cooking
very ripe plums.

"Austrian" does not really translate
the meaning of "AltÖsterreich" which refers
to the Austrian part of Austria-Hungary during
the years 1867 - 1918, also called
(click on the word to find out more
at Wikipedia).


All these places
are within easy walking distance
of each other - I took the pictures
while I had gotten lost looking
for "Babette's"
4 July 2011
Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. Anonymous06 July, 2011

    That "vespa" seems to follow you ...
    I'll have my breakfast at a table outside a typical Austrian place.
    What does an Austrian breakfast look like ???

  2. Such delicious choices! But baked beans? Ugh - surely England's least delightful culinary tradition. On the other hand, Babette's chocolate quince tartelette has me practically swooning :)

  3. There's nothing like a Foodie blog for torturing the senses... :)

  4. yum yum! now one on wipplinger strasse please! so many good places for lunch there. these posts just make me miss vienna more and more!

  5. So darn PRETTY!!!
    YUM et merci!

  6. gotta love a good breeze. So nice in every way.

  7. skaen is really nice :) hope you found babette's.

  8. I, too, want to know what an Austrian breakfast might include.

  9. Thank you all! :-)

    Marie-Noëlle & Vicki,
    a typical Viennese breakfast?
    I shall post about it in the not too far future!

    yes, I found it! Again. ;-)
    I had gotten off U4 at Kettenbrückengasse, not realizing Schleifmühlgasse is quite a walk from there. These small mishaps are a reminder that I am not a native! ;-)

    The New Diplomat's Wife,
    Wipplinger will follow a.s.a.p.! :-)
    Went to Novelli's last night. One of those wonderbare Viennese evenings with summery air and a mild mild breeze.


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