My routine features a thrice-weekly... Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays... outing, a huffing-and-puffing half-kilometre walk to the market for the shopping neccessities. Usually I allow myself a break for an espresso or a beer before trudging back to my flat. But last Monday I returned smiling broadly, having discovered that Café Venezia had re-opened on the 1st of March. The implication is that the worst of winter is over. That is surely a reason for rejoicing!
As readers may recall, last year I was faced with the closure of Café Schwabing, the establishment which had been my out-of-home 'living room' for many a year. At the time, pending renovation, the icecream emporium I saw as a tolerable alternative. Gradually, however, I warmed to the friendliness of the Italian crew, the affordability of their offering and the fact that the location provides a great view of the comings and goings on busy Kurfürstenplatz.
Now we have Brasserie Schwabing replacing the café seen in the photo. It is very chic and very expensive and, frankly, I don't need it any more.