For quite some time now, I’ve wanted to visit the French Concession in Shanghai. This past weekend we decided to take a Sunday walk in the area. Armed with some printed information, kids & two great friends we easily found a great little stop. Vienna Cafe is a small jewel of a cafe located on Shaoxing Lu in the French Concession of Shanghai China. The cafe is small in size and large in ambiance. Serving scrumptious Viennese delicacies such as the Sacher Torte, Apfelstrudel, & Kaiserschmarrn. Breakfast was nice and reasonably priced. The scrambled eggs with cheese and ham was cooked just right, “fluffy” and my Cafe Latte was perfect.
Seating arrangements were a bit tight but not uncomfortable. The back room was light and airy with wrought iron work covering the windows. The art work/picture on the wall just didn’t seem to be a part of the atmosphere; but, the furnishings more than made up for it.
As Americans, every now and then we need a dose of something none Chinese. While the price of breakfast could have been lower elsewhere it was worth every RMB to us to have something resembling, a morsel if you will, of home. I know it was a Viennese establishment; but, it was as close enough to that American feeling as we were going to get. Cheers!