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
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
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.ReplyDelete
I need one of those wooden sticks. Great shots :)ReplyDelete
Even a glass of water gets a silver tray. That's fine dining.ReplyDelete
Your beautiful photos make me feel I was there. Thank you!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE dear, sweet Max! I grew up with dachshunds......such wonderful dogs and great companions.ReplyDelete
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!
What elegant photos of a place that must make you feel pampered.ReplyDelete
A glass to die for...sighReplyDelete
AND MAXIE onboard!
SKYPE me M.Maxie svp!
Hugs & kisses to Maxie (who wriggled)
I love your spot at the corner...and I adore your little MAX!!!!
ciao ciao elvira
I like all these Wiener Cafés. wonderful atmosphères...ReplyDelete
Thank you Merisi !
ah, the beautiful Viennese coffee house stories. what a joy for this agitated Monday :)ReplyDelete
A lovely post from Merisi, as always... though I'm not hugely impressed by the BBC correspondent. Rather an obvious report.ReplyDelete
oh, merisi, i want to come to vienna and play!ReplyDelete
and so golden...
Of course Maxie is the star!
What a fun blog to visit when one is a lover of coffee. I like the dog too.ReplyDelete
I'd love to read those papers!ReplyDelete