The European coffeehouse...so prevalent, so popular, so common in the nineteenth century Hapsburg Empire cities of Vienna, Prague and Budapest. You have your table, you have your chair, you have your exact spot at your coffeehouse where you plan, where you ponder, where you promote the life you begin anew each day. You read the paper, you learn what’s new, you admire a new visitor whom you muster the courage to invite to your table for a cappuccino.
Your visit to your café isn’t simply a benefit, a treat, a perk…it’s an absolute necessity for your life to move ahead with quality. It’s as essential as breakfast and lunch…indeed, it is breakfast and lunch. Food for thought, food for life come to you through your moments in the coffeehouse. The beverages and pastries you enjoy there are secondary to your just being there.
Café Intermezzo began as an idea in the mind of Brian Olson, predicated upon his experience in, and love for, coffeehouses in Germany and Austria. Olson’s partner in the opening of the Café, Renate Olson, grew-up in Hamburg, Germany, and spent many hours in Kaffeehausen. Their wish for a European coffeehouse to themselves enjoy promoted the opening of Café Intermezzo in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody on December 3, 1979. The eventual search for a second location yielded an excellent old building on Peachtree Street near Midtown Atlanta, which opened on December 29, 1987.
Café Intermezzo, Das Europaeische Kaffeehaus, provides a step back into nineteenth century Vienna. People relax, meet, rendezvous, read, study, plan, create…everything which took-place at Kolschitsky’s Coffeehouse in Vienna beginning in 1683, and in all of its emulators around the world thereafter (including the famous Lloyd’s of London, and the Café Centrál in Vienna.) Café Intermezzo presents over 100 different tortes, tarts, cakes, pies and cheesecakes..
Best Known For...
Pastries, coffee beverages, alcohol selections.
Reviews and Awards
Best desserts, Best 1st Date Spot.