Monday, June 4, 2012

Cafe' Fledermaus at The Neue Galerie

The Neue Galerie is one of my favorite places on the Upper East Side. It has made me understand the appreciation of a Vienna cafe' like no other place in New York City. There is the most famous cafe', called Cafe' Sabarsky housed here, but what some may not know is there is a second on the lower level which offers the same menu. Cafe' Fledermaus is a great 2nd option if Cafe' Sabarsky is overly crowded.  
the best apple strudel is found here 

The décor of Café Fledermaus, located in the lower level of the Neue Galerie, is inspired by the Cabaret Fledermaus, commissioned by Fritz Waerndorfer and executed by the artisans of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907. The marble that lines the walls and the black and white checkered floor tiles are based on the foyer and auditorium of the Cabaret. Café Fledermaus is furnished with tables and chairs designed by Josef Hoffmann, which are decorated with a butterfly textile designed by Dagobert Peche. It serves the same lunch and dinner menu as Café Sabarsky, and offers the same gourmet coffee and fine patisserie. 
I just love the way coffee is served here, very much reminds me of the wonderful PBS show Downton Abbey!!! 
our choices on this day were the Sabarskytorte, a chocolate and rum cake and a Zitronenschnitte which is a Lemon Biscuit with Lemon Mousse  

This place is a must try when in the city. I cannot tell you that enough. Breakfast is served from 9 to 11am. Reservations are accepted for dinner from 6 to 8pm. Salads are also available, if you wish to eat healthy and just have a wonderful coffee drink. Admission is not needed to enter either one of the cafe's on their own.

Neue Galerie New York is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue (at 86th Street)
Cafe Hours
Monday and Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thurs., Fri., Sat and Sun 9am to 9pm 
Museum Hours 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
General $20
Students and seniors $10
Student identification must be validated and current.
Children under 12 not admitted; children aged 12-16
must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and baby
carriages are only permitted on the ground floor and
lower level.
First Fridays
The museum is open to the public free from 6 to 8 p.m.
on the first Friday of every month. To read more about First Fridays, please follow this link.

Cafe' Fledermaus Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

What a delicious place! Love apple strouttle.

Merisi said...

The coffee on a silvery tray is typically Viennese, only the glass of water is missing.

Children under 12 not admitted?
I wonder what's the reason for this.

Anonymous said...

This looks so good. Love your photos. I NEED to visit here!! xo

Daryl said...

a good place to stop in after/before going to the Met or Guggenheim

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

I am not sure of the age restriction but probably because there isn't room for the smaller ones to be running around. I like the idea as sometimes there is no room and people are trying to go through with strollers
Not easy

Just love this place, would go weekly if I lived in the city!!

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