Holiday Feeling a la Coffeetunes #13

Coffee mates, I am back! Back to regular writing and most importantly, back to continiously sharing this exciting coffee journey with you! Honestly, I am feeling soo happy and delighted right now. It is actually snowing outside as well. Almost cheesy. What can I say…I am just a winter person and this time around the year until probably the end of February is indeed one of my most favorite ones of the year. Besides the fact that we hardly have daylight (well, no offense to the Scandinavian countries, but having a midnight feeling at already 4pm-ish each day is enough for me..) .. so yeah, besides the dominating darkness, the fog and the slush during winter in the cities, I am totally  a winter person – 110%.  I mean, the shining and glowing lights everywhere, the xmas markets (punsch), the freezing and fresh breeze in the air, ideally the snow, the quiet and peacful streets and alleys and the quality time with the beloved ones during the holidays.

What an intro… It´s not even December! But still, due to my surroundings yet the craziness going on in the shops and simply highly exaggerated consumer marketing, you can hardly ignore the fact that the next Xmas is approaching fairly soon.

Anyway, I thought I will do an unusual thing up here and casually drop you a little festive music collection a la festive season. In fact, today and today only. You have no choice 😛

You may want to start with this track… Released ages ago by a top band. The style is so different compared to bands these days which makes it even more appropriate to draw some extra attention to them, I believe. It´s Cheap Trick.  Their song is actually a kind of parody, I shall say, of their original one…just a bit more festive in terms of the lyrics. Unfortunatley I could not find this track anywhere on Spotify. Apparently the streaming platform does not have the rights for this which is a shame, but as there is no shortage in finding tracks elsewhere too, this must do. Enjoy, I am sure you know the original one! 😉

X – Carmen


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Secret Pocket – Burggasse 24

It was one of those days Vienna got even a bit prettier. What I mean by saying that? I am talking about the fast and innocent way loads of snow showed up within a few minutes some days ago. As i love snow and winter in general that much – although I am craving for a bit of sunshine already and looking forward to a hopefully warmer march – my mood could not get any better expect the moment I was holding a coffee cup in my hand.

I found one pretty good secret pocket in the 7th district. It is like a concept store: I would say, a point where fashion and coffee come together. Cosiness would be the word which defines the setting at its best. There is an old-fashioned stove, many cute chairs and sofas and pretty stunning design, art and furniture. Furthermore it is pretty student friendly. Great to study, work on projects, bring a foreign into the fancy Vienna lifestyle a la seventh district and to hide as well. 🙂 The coffee machine is pretty nice to look at. I do apologise for not showing you a coffee picture here, but I will make it up to you soon. Probably the following spot pictures are a little excuse already. Have a nice day, we are already heading towards the weekend!!

FullSizeRenderBesides, you may find a few pictures about the Burggasse 24 coffee place on Instagram as well.

Winter in the city

Unbelievable but true. My favourite season of the year has finally reached the coffee city Vienna. Happy lots of snow said hello this morning, I love this. Just one tiny detail which I cannot accept in terms of winter wonderland feeling is the freezing temperature out there. In a city like Vienna you never really start freezing, the temperature is usually quite human but when it comes to minus five degrees like the past days, it can even feel like minus twenty or something. It is the wind´s fault, I guess. So everyone´s mind is usually trying to find the perfect hideaways of the coldness. But hey, that´s what cosy warm up places are for, right?

In fact I found a pretty good one 🙂 I have always heard about the café I am going to introduce you the following paragraphs but never got the chance to visit it. Yesterday a really good friend of mine and me got our coats, scarfs and hats and headed over to the beautiful Palais Ferstl in the first district. The Palais itself is just wow. Gorgeous design on the ceiling and the architecture of the whole building is insane! In a good way of course. Right in the middle of the aisle of the Palais lives the lovely café Caffè Couture. I am well aware a café cannot really live somewhere but in that case it is suitable. 🙂

Although it does not offer a lot of seats and stuff, it is really cosy and you might get a wee bit of a glamorous feeling inside. I love coffeeshops which have a big window on the opposite of the barista counter – you can observe all the people walking pass the beautiful Palais Ferstl and just enjoy your coffee. My friend and I both tried a cappuccino and later on a hot chocolate because we were not ready to leave after the first cup. 🙂 What do you think of this stunning location? I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts – enjoy the pictures!

By the way the fourth one might look a bit weird. Nevertheless that decor detail amazed me the most – how many coffeeshops have such things like that? Not countable because just this one has, in my coffeespot mind at least. It is actually a collection of all the full (or sometimes full) stamp cards the customers have left there. Cute.