Sunday 16 June 2013

Perchance, to more than dream
of a true Viennese Coffee Melange?

"Next Stop, Demel!"
the coachman called,
"Anybody up
for a cup of
Viennese Melange

"I can smell
the coffee
sighed the shop window artist,
"Unfortunately I am stuck
in here, working
with a deadline.
You think they'd offer
carry out

"As soon as I finish
those dishes,
Madonna of the Sink cried,
delighted at the prospect.
"No, thanks," the Lady
with the crocodile red purse
politely declined,
"I'd rather have a go
at the goodies
in my Julius Meinl bag

"I am stuck up to my bosom
in whipped cream!
the Hochwohlgeformte Fäulein
von Schaum in ihrer Rolle

whimpered plaintively,
"It would take both your horses
to pull me out of here

And thus it happened
that I enjoyed a wonderful cup of coffee
with the coachman, sipping a Demel Melange,
dark espresso with milkfoam so light,
yet firm enough to float away on,
dreaming of further delights


Photographed by Merisi
on 1 September 2010 at:
Fiaker at Michaelerplatz
Shop windows:
Dolce & Gabbana, Wallnerstrasse,
Diesel and Demel at Kohlmarkt -
all these locations are within a stone's throw -
Viennese Melange:
Demel, where else?
And yes, that's Apfelstrudel,
in the background.


Just before the encounter
with the Fiaker - coachman,
Merisi met another Viennese citizen:
"Look, Mr. Chancellor,
isn't that Merisi

I love Vienna!
He does too,
I am sure!

Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. Still awaiting the Demel to reopen in NYC and I am getting so sad. I hope they find a place soon. Where they were in The Plaza has now become such a great place for foodies, too bad they couldn't have held out a bit longer. Have a lovely Sunday!!

  2. Delightful! Happy Sunday to you Merisi and Happy week~

  3. What a fun post for the day, Merisi!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

  4. Coffee and a delicious apfelstrudel - that would be so nice this afternoon!

  5. I love the picture of the Melange with the Apfelstrudel in the background. I could look at it all day and I don't even like Melange. ;-)

    I think your whole blog is fantastic and that's why I thought you deserved a "very inspiring blogger award".


  6. Thank you all for your kind comments, and for the award, too!

    I need to attend to other things these days, but I am looking forward to the day I'll be creating new blog posts.


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