It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Restaurant Review : Cafe Tomaselli, Salzburg, Austria

After a great nights sleep at the Goldener Hirsch, we decided we'd head out to Cafe Tomaselli for breakfast.  I'd read about it on and people said they made the best coffee in town.  Cafe Tomaselli has been around for over 300 years and I think we were quite lucky to get one of the gorgeous outside tables so we could sit and watch the world go past.

One of the fab things about Salzburg is that many ladies wear their traditional dress - dirndl.  They wear them as normal day dress, not just for a special occasion, and they are all so gloriously colourful and fashionable. The residents of Salzburg all seem to be very chic and stylish - you can quite easily tell who the tourists are!

We ordered breakfasts and their recommended coffee, Viennese Melange, the traditional coffee for the region which was mocha with milk and big spoons of whipped cream - YUM!  Tomaselli only uses fresh local free range eggs and my breakfast "egg cup egg" was seriously scrumptious.  We sat in the sun and ordered second coffees and watched the promenading locals, horse drawn carriages and wandering tourists - a lovely way to start the day.

Tomaselli is also famous for its cakes and bakery, and dirndl clad waitresses wandered past from time to time with huge trays of glorious sliced cakes balanced on their shoulders - you could stop them and they would lower their tray to your table and serve you a slice.  Very tempting indeed.  Lucky I was full of creamy coffee!

Cafe Tomaselli
Alter Markt 9
Salzburg  Austria  5020
Phone:- 43 662 844 488 0

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