No coffee in a Vienna Coffeehouse?

Jan 9th, 2004, 06:04 PM
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No coffee in a Vienna Coffeehouse?

For some strange reason, I have never gotten used to the taste of coffee, and I'm more of a tea drinker. I'm sure, I'll try some viennese coffee once with their desserts, but is tea widely available in their cafes/coffeehouses?

What else, besides coffee or tea, would you recommended? Is there hot chocolate available?

We'll also have two teenage boys coming along, who don't drink coffee either - what would you recommened they drink?
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Jan 9th, 2004, 07:13 PM
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The Viennese certainly do tea as well as coffee, and the hot chocolate is wonderful!
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Jan 9th, 2004, 07:14 PM
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Order the hot chocolate "mit schlag," which means with whipped cream.
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Jan 9th, 2004, 07:24 PM
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I agree with Underhill. I don't drink coffee, and am too picky about my tea, so I always try the hot chocolate. It is wonderful in Austria, and schlagobers is a must!
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Jan 9th, 2004, 10:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies, but what is schlagobers??
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Jan 10th, 2004, 12:50 AM
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Anna,

"Schlagobers" is Whipped Cream - just as "Schlag", which is the abbreviation of "Schlagobers", as Underhill had already advised you.

In Germany whipped cream is usually called "Schlagsahne", just if you should come across this expression somewhere in Austria or Germany.
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Jan 10th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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Hi anna,

If you develop a taste for hot chocolate mit Schlag, get out your running shoes.
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Jan 10th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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Jan 10th, 2004, 12:57 PM
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No problem. You can also get beer, soft drinks and Austrian wine in a Viennese coffee house.
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Jan 10th, 2004, 06:44 PM
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Anna -- I found this on a Viennese coffee house website. Bring the sneakers, it's worth it.

Real Hot Chocolate
Heisse Schokolade mit Schlagobers

For an intensely chocolate liquid experience, use high-quality bittersweet chocolate. Hot water helps the flavor blossom. And whipped cream is not an option, but a must.



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Jan 11th, 2004, 06:35 AM
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I love the tea in Austria. It is served in thin glass mugs, and with lemon (zitrone) it is marvelous.
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