Sunday, 27 October 2013

In the Quiet of the Evening
Café Schwarzenberg

In the Quiet
of the evening

flowery herbal tea
steeping in the pot

my eyes rest on a painting
of a Venetian canal scene

then on Vienna beyond the tall windows,
the city dressed in blue hour finery

I slowly fall in love,
all over again, with this city,
which offers sanctuaries like this
when you need a break from
the weariness of the world

My tea is ready,
I take a sip.
Outside, night is falling,
inside, sweet languor fills my soul

Photographed at Café Schwarzenberg
on the evening of 22 September 2011

Café Schwarzenberg
is a smokefree Kaffeehaus
The coffee is very good,
and tea lovers enjoy a large selection
of premium loose leaf and herbal teas.
The butter marble Guglhupf
was excellent.

I read about unfriendly waiters
in a few of the online reviews.
Not my experience, quite the opposite!
I particularly love one gentleman waiter
who has the art of subtle Viennese humour
down pat, and a lot of charm to boot.

here -> Café Schwarzenberg
leads you to the "History" page - in English -
of Schwarzenberg's website!

Images and Text © by Merisi
R e p o s t


  1. Ah, I would love to spend an hour or so there sipping coffee or maybe tea!! Looks delightful, Merisi!! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world with us!! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!!

  2. The windows and the lamps made me stop. It looks nice,warm and cosy in there.
    Happy Sunday to you!:)

  3. That looks like such a charming place, so inviting, and a nice pot of tea, sounds so good this morning~

  4. Simply delicious - and thank you for praising the good waiter. More people ought to remember the good ones!

  5. Sounds wonderful. I would love to hang out there a bit.

  6. I could go for that right now actually. :)

  7. I totally agree with Marcheline regarding waiters!! And yes, everything does look SO delicious!! Wish I was there right now!! Have a lovely week, Merisi!


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