Monday 16 January 2012

Café Weimar
Coffee in Style
and with a Smile

A Spot by the Window
where the light is bright
and soothing at the same time

A Choice of Cozy Upholstery
or stylish Thonet chair

Where All the News
are still in print
and portable
on a well-turned wooden stick

A glass of water
on a silver tray,
sugar cubes and
a small jug of milk

It's still so early
in the morning,
it is teatime for M -
coffee can wait!

The Coffee-Coloured Wiener dog
Born in the USA,
but he has learned
to love hanging out in Kaffeehäuser -
ein echter Wiener eben!

Not in the Picture:
The friendly cheerful waiter,
who reaffirmed once again my hunch
that "The Grumpy Viennese Waiter"
is but well-coddled Viennese lore:
I have yet to find one.

Click to watch the ->BBC's visit
of Café Weimar and Café Diglas
Photographed in May 2010 at Café Weimar
Währinger Strasse 68, 9th District (Alsergrund)
Images and Text © by Merisi


  1. Gorgeous pictures, Merisi, but it's Max who's stolen my heart! He looks right at home here, as you say, this well-travelled habitué of Viennese kaffeehauser.

  2. I need one of those wooden sticks. Great shots :)

  3. Even a glass of water gets a silver tray. That's fine dining.

  4. Your beautiful photos make me feel I was there. Thank you!

  5. My mother visited Germany years ago and was enchanted by the beautiful little long-haired dachshunds in nice restaurants, waiting quietly under their owner's chairs. What a beauty Max is!

  6. Love, love, LOVE dear, sweet Max! I grew up with dachshunds......such wonderful dogs and great companions.

    My brother-in-law is taking my sister-in-law to Vienna for their 25th wedding anniversary in the spring. I've sent them a link to your site because there's no better place to learn about the true comings and goings of your beautiful city.

    Happy Sunday, Merisi!

  7. What elegant photos of a place that must make you feel pampered.

  8. A glass to die for...sigh
    AND MAXIE onboard!
    SKYPE me M.Maxie svp!
    Hugs & kisses to Maxie (who wriggled)

  9. Cara Merisi....
    I love your spot at the corner...and I adore your little MAX!!!!


    ciao ciao elvira

  10. I like all these Wiener Cafés. wonderful atmosphères...
    Thank you Merisi !

  11. ah, the beautiful Viennese coffee house stories. what a joy for this agitated Monday :)

  12. A lovely post from Merisi, as always... though I'm not hugely impressed by the BBC correspondent. Rather an obvious report.

  13. oh, merisi, i want to come to vienna and play!

  14. Truely elegant!
    and so golden...
    Of course Maxie is the star!

  15. What a fun blog to visit when one is a lover of coffee. I like the dog too.

  16. I'd love to read those papers!


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