Future guests can hardly curb their curiosity, risking a first look at the new coffee house at Steyr’s town square number 17. Even if no special coffee blend and no pastries from grandma’s cookbook are served – the restaurant alone is impressive. The storage rooms that were once stuffed with rubbish have become their own little coffee house world – designed and furnished according to the ideas of owner Nicole Spitzl (41). There is a large community table and cozy niches, an old table stove, heavy wooden chests and self-designed lampshades.
The daughter as namesake
Particular attention is paid to “Mrs. Franzi”the name goes back to Spitzl’s lively daughter, on the coffee. “It comes from a pharmacist in Bad Ischl, is roasted over an open fire in an old horse stable and is only available exclusively from me in Steyr”reveals the coffee house owner, who opens the doors on Saturday, June 3rd. “We will have a grand opening celebration in the summer”says Spitzl when visiting the Steyrer Zeitung, which takes a little longer than planned because it’s already so comfortable.
“Bring young and old to one table”is the request of the 41-year-old, who lives with her family in Dietach and has moved from the hospital to her own coffee house. “I’ve always dreamed of having my own café and I thought it was now or never.” With a little delay and a lot of heart and soul, this dream has become a reality. Now only the guests are missing.
Spitzl misses her colleagues in the hospital very much, but not at all the general conditions in the care sector. The restaurateur sees many parallels between care and gastronomy. “In both areas you see that people are doing well, and you have to be something of a comforter.”
In addition to drinking coffee, from the beginning of June, breakfast in the “Mrs. Franzi” celebrated: until 2 p.m. there are baked beans, croissants filled with egg dishes or camembert gratinated with pear slices, among other things. “Many products and suppliers come from the region – that’s important to me.” The names of the individual breakfast delicacies are reminiscent of the imperial era and the Habsburgs. “I like everything to do with Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph – hence the connection to Bad Ischl”, says Spitzl to her royal spleen. Your future guests should feel like kings at grandma’s kitchen table “Mrs. Franzi” can feel.
The new café opened on June 3rd. from Monday to Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day off is Tuesday. For more information and reservations, call (0681) 208 225 63 and visit the website: www.fraufranzi.at