The menu boasted an interesting mix of American staples and traditional Austrian fair. Though Brandy was eyeing up one of the house specialties (the Chicken Schnitzel in particular) the lure of breakfast foods was too great. She started off with a small order of French Toast, which came served with maple syrup and powdered sugar(which the waitress kindly informed her was one slice of bread, cut in half. "That should be perfect, dear," Brandy answered, "I only want a little bit of sweetness for now."). This was quite simply French toast done right; no fancy flavorings or toppings, just soft, eggy bread with a very thin caramelized crust, a hint of sweetness from the sugar. and a buttery finish.
Though full to the brim with good food already, Brandy decided to take a few things on the road with her. She chose a selection of breakfast pastries like a Chocolate Croissant and a Raspberry Danish to take her through the weekend. While perusing the cases at the front of the shop, Brandy also spotted several decadent looking layer cake slices, and upon inquiring as to what their flavors might be, she decided upon the Opera Cake, thereby honoring the time she once spent with that young Venetian violinist.
Amazingly after all that, Brandy left Cafe Vienna with only about $27 missing from her pockets. She loved the sociable girls who had not only been waitressing efficiently throughout the room that day but also manning the till and filling carry out orders, as they reminded Brandy of her days in her own little cafe in Vienna. "Keep up the good work, ladies," she bid them as she walked to the door, "You never know when a broken glass or a dropped fork might inspire someone to write an opera!"
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