Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Viennese Coffee Melange, anyone?
The Grumpy Waiter is but a Tall Tale

A cup of coffee
served the Viennese way,
with a glass of water
and a downturned spoon
on a silvery tray

I invite you
to join me, sit down,

a friendly waiter is already
on his way to take your order

Café Hawelka
Dorotheergasse

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Almost seven years
of drinking coffee in Vienna,
and I have yet to encounter
a grumpy Viennese waiter.
Signed: Merisi, June 2012
Still my opinion, 26 July 2017 :-)

Images and Text © by Merisi
50mm lens

31 comments:

  1. You simply can do not wrong when given a cup, a spoon, a glass of water.
    Magnifique!

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  2. It looks like such a classic and classy way to have breakfast. And so nice to know the waiters are all pleasant.

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  3. How fortunate you are not to have encountered a grumpy waiter, but more so to just be there enjoying your surroundings.

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  4. Who could be grumpy in such an environment? Oh well, I guess we could say the same for the ambiance of a famous capital city in a country to the southeast of you, but those waiters can be very grumpy!!

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  5. You really never have met a grumpy waiter? Lucky girl!! BTW, Café Hawelka is VERY CLOSE to my office.

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  6. Mmmm... I'm always in for a good cup of coffee, and I bet this stuff is even better than Starbucks!
    My Starbucks barista, in green apron, is not nearly as flashy as this dude here!
    -- Cheers!

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  7. I'll have a delicious creamy cappuccino with a slice of soft tiramisù :-)

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  8. This one is not too hard on the eyes either :-)

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  9. What a beautiful cup of coffee!

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  10. Elegant top photo. Atmosphere looks very relaxing, also.

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  11. why must the spoon be downturned?

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  12. I can't recall the last time I've seen suspenders on anyone.

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  13. Loved the post and beautiful clicks.

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  14. I can't wait to visit Austria (and if they'll let me, stay!)!

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  15. A GOOD SIGN!!!!!!!!!
    HOW ARE YOU?
    POP OVER AND SEE MY POST TODAY ON AGELESS STYLE!
    XX

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  16. Anonymous30 July, 2017

    You have a great eye and great sensitivity. Have you thought about including your thoughts on life, love, and the world.

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  17. It's always a pleasure to read your posts about this beautiful city.

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  18. I sure wish I could have a cup of delicious coffee with you and be served by that handsome, friendly waiter.

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  19. My husband, born in Vienna, has a birthday this coming Saturday. We'll celebrate with an all Viennese luncheon -- well almost all -- the wine will be a cab from Napa Valley. Just discovered your blog today. What a treat! Thank you so much.

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  20. A most civilized way to pass the time.

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  21. Can't say the same about Paris.

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  22. Very beautiful post and I like your photos... Kisses

    Follow for follow? <3

    https://style-ladies.blogspot.rs/

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  23. Hope you are on vacation someplace wonderful (since you have not blogged recently) - and that all is well in your world!

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  24. Beautiful photos! Vienna is such a lovely place!

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  25. Liebe Merisi, ist alles okay in Wien? ♥nic

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  26. There is nothing better than to get a perfect cup of coffee delivered with a smile!

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  27. Will Merisi be posting again? I haven't seen a post since July 27/17 and hope she'll be back again. Always enjoy the pictures and comments.

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  28. I have noted that you have stopped adding posts to your blog since July. I hope all is well.

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