|Aida self -classifies itself as a "Konditorei" which is differenct from a "kauffeehaus" due to its interior design and targeted clientele. Its easily recognizable bright pink and brown themed colors and upholstered chairs are reminiscent of a 1960s American diner. Meant for ladies to gather and chatter, it is a contrast to the austere "intellectual" environment of the kauffeehaus.|
Those who know me well know that I hate chains. And yes Aida is a chain of espresso bars (26 in all) located in Vienna, Austria. But maybe I mean more like American-style chain eateries. This is Europe after all...chains could have a whole new meaning. Right? Even if people say Aida is the McDonald's of Viennese cafes...
|A local Bohemian specialty...pretty much a little pastry filled with sweet cottage or perhaps ricotta cheese.|
|Mozart Cake, designed after the "Mozartkugel" - a chocolate truffle filled with green pistachio marzipan and nougat. We were lucky enough to try both the cake and truffle version :) And this might have topped the apple strudel.|