Coffee, Cake & Ralph Lauren at Cafe König in Baden Baden, a traditional German coffee house

It's 4 p.m. and time for a coffee, as I stroll through the cobbled streets of Baden Baden, lined with open air cafes, gelato shops and high fashion boutiques. Baden Baden is a beautiful spa town in South Germany, located at the foot of the Black Forest mountains and is known for its curative waters and healing baths. I am wearing my Ralph Lauren woolen dress, so perfect for the chilly weather Germany has been experiencing these days.

The choice of a cafe is not difficult to make. I head straight to Cafe König, the famous traditional coffee shop in Baden Baden, to treat myself to some old-world luxury. I am overwhelmed with the huge array of chocolates, cakes and pastries to choose from and settle on a strawberry tart to begin with-I want to try 3 or 4 different kinds of cakes this evening.

Ralph Lauren dress, display window of Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Ralph Lauren dress, display window of Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Cakes, pastries, tarts, display window of Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Cakes, pastries, tarts, display window of Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

The influence of French style and elegance is perceptible in the elegantly appointed outdoor seating at Cafe König. Baden Baden is located just 10 km from the borderline to France.

French style open air cafe, outdoor seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

French style open air cafe, outdoor seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Lost in thought, Ralph Lauren dress, French style open air cafe, outdoor seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Lost in thought, Ralph Lauren dress, French style open air cafe, outdoor seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Ralph Lauren dress, French style open air cafe, outdoor seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Ralph Lauren dress, French style open air cafe, outdoor seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

It begins to rain and I decide to sit inside the cafe. Taking a seat near the window of this ornately decorated cafe, I feel like I have time traveled to the beginning of the 20th century when elegantly dressed women with big flamboyant hats went about their errands in horse-carriages.

Speisekarte, menu, Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Speisekarte, menu, Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

The waitress soon appears with my strawberry tart and takes my order for traditional coffee with milk and cheesecake.

Strawberry tart at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Strawberry tart at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Coffee is delicious and I love the heart-shaped cookies accompanying it. The interiors are rich, warm and hospitable and I feel relaxed and happy.

Coffee at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Coffee at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Coffee at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Coffee at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Seating at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interiors at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interiors at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

4 storey cake at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

4 storey cake at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Cheesecake at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Cheesecake at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Between cakes, coffee and tarts, time just flies!

Having coffee and cake at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Dress, Ralph Lauren. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Having coffee and cake at Cafe König, Baden Baden, Germany. Dress, Ralph Lauren. Image©sourcingstyle.com

It is getting late but still time to snap a picture!

Posing for a picture, Ralph Lauren dress, Image©sourcingstyle.com

Posing for a picture, Ralph Lauren dress, Image©sourcingstyle.com

Serendipity! I find these horses just waiting for me a little walk from the cafe-horses, I was just thinking of you! The coach driver is preparing the horses for his carriage. I am eager to ride!

Coach driver preparing horses to drive his carriage, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Coach driver preparing horses to drive his carriage, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Excited to see horses! Ralph Lauren dress, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Excited to see horses! Ralph Lauren dress, Baden Baden, Germany. Image©sourcingstyle.com

The spring flowers in white match the mood of the day-elegant, pristine and pure. :)

white spring flowers, spring blossoms, Image©sourcingstyle.com

white spring flowers, spring blossoms, Image©sourcingstyle.com

It's time to drive back to the secret place I am staying at in the Black Forest mountains.

Porsche car, steering wheel Porsche. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Porsche car, steering wheel Porsche. Image©sourcingstyle.com

P.S. Thank you Sabine Beyer for taking my pictures and driving me to Baden Baden this beautiful day! :)