Monday, March 9, 2015
Cafe Intermezzo (Atlanta, GA)
1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, T: 404-355-0411
Café Intermezzo bills itself as Das Europäische Kaffeehaus (the European coffee house). It used to be in the affluent northern part of Buckhead, but has now moved to Midtown (and the airport). It is a very upscale Vienna-style Konditorei, which serves some 50 different cheesecakes, pies, and cakes, as well as an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
After long consideration and consultation we choose the Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Torte ($7.99). It is a dense hazelnut mousse with pieces of hazelnut, a liquid layer of thick chocolate and a thin crust. Very rich, but very tasty. We also share the Chocolate-Raspberry Truffle ($7.99), a combination of cheesecake and chocolate cake with a layer of raspberry jelly in it. Very good.
As good as it gets in terms of American Vienna-style cakes (although they are much richer than in Vienna).