A 1010 Wien Lichtensteg 4, Vienna, Austria
Cafe Melange Vienna Reviews
Worst Cafe I'd Ever Been... Mar 31, 2010
Cafe Melange was recommended by a friend because the cafe served very nice coffee. No doubt about it. Very nice old-antique looking and it was quite crowded. We were able to find a space/seats for the five of us.
We looked through the German menu (too bad no English menu) but took the recommended one.
So we sat and waited...the place wasn't crazy or buzzling with customers. Everyone was seated but when we were served with the drinks, the waitress simply tossed the cups of coffee onto our table. EXCUSE ME! That was VERY rude...if you're having a bad day, I would understand with the frown but you needn't have to slam the cups of coffee onto our table. Yes, my guy and I were VERY astonished by that.
OK, never mind about that...we were enjoying the coffee and there was a young couple sitting next to our table. Once they were done with their coffee, they started to smoke and it upset us because we were non-smokers and were trying to enjoy the coffee.
We didn't know that we were seated in the smokers area (no BIG signs indicated) and the smokers' area was MUCH bigger and there were only 2-3 small tables for non-smokers near the door :( We were UTTERLY disappointed with the service and the allowance of smoking for indoors. We finished our drinks and quickly left that cafe and swore never to return to that. We rather patronise Starbucks...*Sigh* I will not return to that cafe unless everything has improved.
PS: Am not trying to be bias but the Netherlands is much better even though it is a liberal country for soft drugs and has its own coffeeshops around; at least indoor smoking isn't allowed.
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