Saturday 20 April 2013

Café Jelinek
Coffee, anyone?

Guglhupf and ein Kleiner Brauner
A Viennese Bundt cake
Tante Jolesch could not have made any better

In my book, Café Jelinek is on the top list
of places not to miss in Vienna.
Charming interior, great coffee,
a small, but fine selection of typical Kaffeehaus pastries,
and, on my visit, the friendliest waitress imaginable
(yes, Merisi is still on her quest to find the ubiquitous
grumpy waiter or waitress. No such luck so far, after
more than seven years of trying hard to find him or her)

Photographed 17 April 2013
Café Jelinek
Open every day of the week
from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5
6th District

Images and Text © by Merisi

-> Friedrich Torberg, "Aunt Jolesch or the Downfall of the West in Anecdotes": "Friedrich Torberg's tribute to the largely Jewish coffeehouse world that flourished in Vienna amidst the afterglow of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until its final collapse in 1938"


  1. I like friendly waitresses. This seems like a fine place for a cup of coffee.

  2. That looks like a very nice place to relax and to enjoy coffee and cake.

  3. Merisi, I can feel the hospitality of this cafe! I wish I could also summon up a cup of delicious coffee and a slice of scrumptious cake.

    Trying to be content with exercising my imagination. xo

  4. Jelinek. Seems like there's a comedian on TV these days by that name. Reckon his people are from that part of the world maybe.


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