Thursday, 21 June 2012

Coffee, anyone?
Café Dommayer in Alt-Hietzing
Where Johann Strauss used to play


Viennese Coffee Melange
and Topfengolatsche
Cheese Danish

A Viennese Coffee House
in the quiet of the morning

and all the printed news
you'd want to know

Café Dommayer
Dommayergasse 1
Hietzing, 13th District

Images and Text © by Merisi

15 comments:

  1. Now you've made me remember a cane backed chair my Granny Ada had, whose seat my Mum used to 'play' piano on - by threading meat skewers through its holes! One hand, so she told me, 'played' over the tops, while the other hand jangled the skewers from below. Johann Strauss, eat your heart out! LOL

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  2. Ingenious way to play piano on Paglia Viennese (one of those words that I learned in Italian, but neither in English nor in German - I'll have to look it up)!

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    1. Apparently, in English, this distinct style would simply be a caned chair (I'd probably add "in the Viennese style", as with the Thonet chair in the picture). Any experts out there who could help me, please?

      In German, "Wienergeflecht" or "Wiener Geflecht", Viennese caning, I suppose. ;-)

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  3. Love even the fine details down to the dainty doilies on the little platter serving the Coffee MeLange and Cheese Danish. For me, this morning, it is a very boring protein shake...

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    1. Mary, I read "protein cake" and was wondering .... ;-)

      I actually ate the Cheese Danish; for once I pretended to be a Wiener, at least breakfast-wise. ;-)

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  4. That's a big place. All the coffee shops I know are tiny spots.

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    1. Charles, that's only half the place.
      Click on the label "Dommayer" to see more of the interior.

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  5. So charming Merisi! Love the photo with the newspaper. I have to remember that for a photo shoot.
    I have Johann Strauss pink floribunda roses in my garden.
    LL

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    1. Lori Lynn,
      there are pink roses in Dommayer's large garden. I'll look to find some pictures!
      I have photographed coffee with newspapers fairly often, just to show that they are still there, like a hundred and more years ago, in various languages.

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  6. Another lovely morning coffee. Even if it is after 2 pm here, now. ;)

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    1. You are still in time! ;-)

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  7. And can you still hear the piano? Because with those magnificent photos and that coffee, a piano is surely the next step up.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Dommayer, where 1844 a young Johann Strauss gave his first concert, still offers live music.
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  8. I haven´t been at Café Dommayer for years... The Topfengolatsche looks yummy.

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    1. Their big backyard garden is a wonderful place to be on hot summer mornings, give it a try! ;-)

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