Served the Viennese way,
with a glass of water, topped
by a downturned spoon, on a silvery tray
In the quiet of a weekend morning
"... it must be said
that the Viennese coffeehouse
is a particular institution which is not comparable
to any other in the world. As a matter of fact,
it is a democratic club to which admission costs the small price
of a cup of coffee. Upon payment of this mite
every guest can sit for hours on end,discuss, write,
play cards, receive his mail, and, above all, can go through
an unlimited number of newspapers and magazines."
Photographed in the early morning
of a weekend in June
Mariahilf, 6th District
Images © by Merisi
Quote from Stefan Zweig's memoir,
"The World of Yesterday"
"Die Welt von Gestern.
Erinnerungen eines Europäers"
© Viking Press 1943
The University of Nebraska Press