Saturday, 3 January 2015

Coffee, anyone?
A rainy Afternoon in Vienna


Nestroy Memorial
An Austrian playwright outdaring the rain
Praterstrasse


Café Ansari
Refuge on a rainy January afternoon
Praterstrasse


Coffee, anyone?
Double espresso and
a Georgian walnut and honey layer cake


Praterstrasse
Nestroy still braving the rain,
and we are heading home

Photographed 2 January 2015
Images and Text © by Merisi

14 comments:

  1. I do like Nestroy's statue. While I'd just avoid the coffee in favour of tea, some of that cake looks very tempting!

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    1. They make excellent fresh mint tea at Ansari, and it is always a hard decision between that and coffee (life is tough). I love both.

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  2. Merisi, rain is predicted for NYC tomorrow, and i would love to take shelter and order delicious coffee in Cafe Ansari. Definitely will not be seeking out Dunkin Doughnuts. Not here, and absolutely not in Vienna.

    Looking forward to seeing more of Vienna with you in 2015. xo

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    1. Thank you, Frances! It is always a delight seeing you back here and I am also looking forward to time together in 2015!
      You would also love the food I had, Frances! For starters, an eggplant roll filled with a mousse of nuts and fresh herbs, pomegranate seeds one the side; for main entree I chose a radicchio and arugola salad, with red beets, quince, fromage frais, and honey dressing. plus sliced black nuts (pickled walnuts, harvested when still green and soft, going through various steps to marinate, a gourmand's delight).

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    2. You are absolutely correct, Merisi. That meal sounds delicious with all those carefully combined colors, textures and flavors! Perhaps some day I will be able to order from the menu myself. xo

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  3. Very beautiful photos! The person in the middle of the last picture, at first, given the feeling that is another statue.

    Tomás

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  4. J'adore les Cafés Viennois... Je te souhaite une douce et heureuse année, Merisi, gros bisous

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    1. Merci, Nathanaëlle,
      may the New Year be filled with everything you ever wished for!

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  5. It feels good to escape from the rain into the warm coffee shops.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. It certainly does, Mersad!

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  6. That layer cake looks soooo good! You saved me a piece, right? :)

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    1. I hope you found it, there, under the glass dome! ;-)

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  7. i am sipping my morning VENTI 'cup' (such a misnomer for this huge cardboard thing) of Keurg's creme caramel coffee with two shots of espresso … wishing i had one of those lovely pastries

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