A short walk from the U4 Hietzing underground station and one of the entrances of Schönbrunn Palace, you will find a viennese coffeehouse gem.
The Café Dommayer.
Opened daily from 7AM to 10PM there are many opportunities you will find to enjoy your time here.
Be it a short break for a quick Espresso, a small Macaroon, which is called Laakrone here, or an extended breakfast with newspapers and magazines from all over the world. It is the viennese way to have all the news of the world for the price of a ‘cheap’ cup of coffee. Different like in most cities: You can spend hours with just an small amount of 1-4 Euros.
I am fortunate to live nearby and often sneak in for some black gold …
.. or a cup of organic tea …
which is always great with Raspberry
Macaroons, sorry Laakronen.
my favorite Laakrone is: Caramel with Fleur de Sel. Heavenly!
After a long winter all Hietzingers can’t wait for the opening of the terrace infront of the building.
More places where I like to have my coffee break or breakfast:
time for coffee
And on hot summer days there is nothing more enjoyable than having your cake in the hidden garden behind the Café.
Other legendary coffeehouses in Vienna:
- Kaffee Alt Wien, Bäckerstraße 9
- Café Museum, Operngasse 7
- Bräunerhof, Stallburggasse 2
- Café Central, Herrengasse 14
- Griensteidl, Michaelerplatz
- Demel, Kohlmarkt 14
- Hotel Sacher, Philharmonikerstraße 4
- Café Schwarzenberg, Kärntner Ring 17
- Sperl, Gumpendorferstraße 11
No reason to bore you with my childhood pics, when I used to play in the palace gardens, in the age of three. Schönbrunn was always the place where I enjoyed much time to the fullest.
Later, when my daughter was born, we used to spend our time here, because it was just the perfect place without cars, feeding little squirrels, hiding behind huge trees, having a lovely picnic or visiting one of the romantic coffee places like the hidden pavilion, built for Emperor Franz Joseph to play there, today called ‘Jausenstation’ (snacks station). It was the place where I had one of my first summer jobs during school time as Mehlspeismädchen. How would I translate that? Mehlspeis’ is the viennese old-fashioned word for pastry and Mädchen=maiden. What did I do there? I got a big serving plate filled with viennese pastries and had to walk around the pavilion garden and offer the guests the house specialities on weekends. This was fun and I liked the job very much. So happy memories awake when I pass by this place:
Enjoy my photographs from the latest walk through the lower part of Schoenbrunn Palace on a lovely winter morning. Starting next to the U4 underground station Schönbrunn and entering the Park at Meidlinger Tor in the 12th district.
Passing the back of the Palace with a marvelous view on Gloriette and the big Palm House.
Leaving the park at Hietzinger Tor in the 13th district with a stop at the resident church Maria Pfarr Hietzing, where you can easily catch the next underground station: U4 Hietzing, or enjoy more of the area of the lower part of the district with many famous villas and mansions from former major Austrian personalities, celebrities, artists, architects or diplomats houses.
Be it the charming Christmas Market (here and here), Easter Market (here) a Grand Tour through Schoenbrunn Palace (here) or a simple walk in the park, Schönbrunn is always worth a visit.
Another beautiful park in Vienna:
One of the great protagonists at the dawning of Modernism:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Retrospective in Vienna
A few days before Christmas I visited the Kunstforum Wien, on an early morning before the tourists finished their breakfasts in their hotels, to see the retrospective of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in occasion of his 150th anniversary of his birthday. Lithographs and posters were not new to me and I learned quite a lot about his life during my art-school time, but I wasn’t aware of his amazing paintings.
VIEnnaforFREE tip: Just want to have a quick glimpse and not stay longer than an hour? Then you should consider the Happy Hour Ticket from 6 to 7 PM: Buy one Ticket get the second for free. Valid: Monday-Thursday
The Path to Modernism
Exhibition until January 25th, 2015
Freyung 8 / 1010 Vienna
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