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.
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.
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.
The waitress soon appears with my strawberry tart and takes my order for traditional coffee with milk and cheesecake.
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.
Between cakes, coffee and tarts, time just flies!
It is getting late but still time to snap a picture!
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!
The spring flowers in white match the mood of the day-elegant, pristine and pure. :)
It's time to drive back to the secret place I am staying at in the Black Forest mountains.
P.S. Thank you Sabine Beyer for taking my pictures and driving me to Baden Baden this beautiful day! :)