TOMA TU TIEMPO . TAKE YOUR TIME FOR TAPAS
TOMA TU TIEMPO . VIENNA
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FEEL DOWN,
DISCONNECTED, RESTLESS OR WORRIED?
OR WHEN YOU ARE LONGING FOR A SUNNY, QUIET PLACE?
SOMETIMES I NEED TO GET OUTSIDE TO GET CONNECTED WITH MY INSIDE FOR INSIGHTS
When I felt really stuck and unwell the other day, I decided to go for a little walk and distract myself from my doubts & worries by finding a nice café, sitting down enjoying a cappuccino & reading something (hopefully) uplifting.
Just around the corner from the Schottenfeldkirche – a church in the 7th district and the tram-49-stop Westbahnstraße is this little cosy spanish coffee place, tapas bar and deli. In summer time they have a great sunny ‘Schanigarten’ (outdoor seating) with olive trees and deck chairs, and on cold days or in winter, they light up that cute little nostalgic fireplace in one corner… what a great escape!
They are open all week except for mondays. This really is a warm welcoming place to chat away a grey, cold sunday afternoon in Vienna or enjoy a good read on your own over a coffee cortado, a hot soup or a choice of their changing tapas menu. Or come for breakfast from 11:00 onwards….
The Toma Tu Tiempo (meaning „take your time“) is furbished with different vintage tables and chairs. It looks like they moved into this former shop with big wooden front windows after only dusting off the old floor boards and knocking out the odd wall. It’s got some industrial shabby shic look to it – the perfect scene for unwinding and taking a time-out and just being yourself really.
A CHANGE OF SCENERY CAN DO THE TRICK
So I ordered a cortado (basically a cappuccino with a bit of chocolate powder on top served in a flat glass) & a slice of a home made lemon tarte, took myself a magazine from the stack and calmed down and relaxed. The other guests, muttering, laughing, the busyness of the waitress and the lighted fireplace, in short: the change of scenery did it. When I left after an hour or so, I was feeling much better and the sun was, literally spoken, shining for me again :-)
HOLIDAY FEELING WITHIN THE DAILY ROUTINE
I also took my friend and very successful relationship blogger, Michaela Forstik, from relationshipwith.me there for an after-lunch-coffee in the sun (we’re currently chasing the sunny, alfresco lunch places in Vienna) and she was hooked! She is living in Vienna for many years but didn’t know that cute, places like this spanish one existed.
TAKE A MINIMUM TIME-OUT OF 5-10 MINUTES
Next time when you’re stuck – even when you are stressing out and are about to skip lunch for instance (worst thing to do!), get up and take a time-out – even if it is only for 5 or 10 minutes. You can find a few more suggestions in my free guided tour here.
So when are you “toma tu tiempo”?! ;-)
P.S: You can also have lunch there. They offer 2-3 dishes daily.
“Unterwegs mit der besten Lokalführerin Wiens – so ein süßes spanisches Café mitten in der City!”
“On tour with the best location guide in Vienna – such a cute Spanish café in the middle of the city!”MICHAELA FORSTIK
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TOMA TU TIEMPO . TAPAS & DELI
TOMA TU TIEMPO – CAFÉ, TAPAS & DELI
A-1070 Wien (Neubau)
open tue/wed: 12:00-23:00, thu/fri 12:00-24:00, sat 11:00-24:00, sun 11:00-22:00 . closed mon & public holidays.
get there by tram no. 49 stop: Zieglergasse or no. 5 Kaiserstraße, by bus No 13A stop Neubaugasse/Westbahnstrasse, the next U-Bahn is U6 Burggasse & U3 Zieglergasse (both about 7min walking distance)
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SUSANNE STAEUDEL has always loved traveling the world, ever since she was a child. She has lived in many places like Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria…. So she’s got that international mindset, enabling a wide vision on the world.
She has just moved to Vienna where her heart is, after working in Germany and spending all her free time in Vienna for the past 1.5 years.
She runs the design-inspired lifestyle travel blog SuessiLoves dedicated to Europe and the World, with a special love for Vienna.
Thanks to her background in design and fine arts, she’s got that special eye to inspire design-oriented people to travel, live and pursue a life in bliss and happiness. She loves to reveal places of interest like cafes, restaurants, hotels, museums, sights that you won’t find in your regular guide book but based on her own guts. Besides this, she‘s got a passion for coffee and delicious home made vegetarian food.
Her aim is to live a life full of pleasure and indulgence in a healthy, mindful way – abroad or at home. Because happiness is contagious…