Just looking at the cakes through the window was enough to send us literally running in the door. We put our new knowledge to use and picked our cake first before we went into the café part to take a seat. I ordered the fruit tart, Al the Black Forest cake, Joe strawberry with cream cake, which is the specialty of the house, and Bob the Gooseberry meringue. They gave us our numbers and sent us into the dining room.
We all decided to have tea and we tried the English Sir William and the Darjeeling. We each got an individual pot. Unfortunately, the whole restaurant was smoking and there were some people around us smoking like a chimney. It’s a good thing the cakes were so good, and it was very good. My cake was almost shortbread with the fruit in jelly on the top and served with whipped cream. Bob’s gooseberry meringue was a real winner too. It isn’t everyday you find gooseberry anything. Al’s Black Forest cake was chocolate and there is the required cherry; it was moist and delicious. I think, though, that Joe had the all-around favorite with his layers of cream and strawberries. We soon realized why it was their signature cake.
Everyone was very friendly here and when they saw me taking pictures, they gave me a post card of the restaurant, which I though was very nice. The décor was simple and yet elegant with wooden upholstered chairs and wooden tables. We had a table with chairs and a wall bench. There was a fresh tulip on each of the tables and service was friendly and efficient. It was an excellent choice and the location is right on the Unterm Heigil Kreuz Square. You will know the square by its sandstone obelisk, which is quite distinctive.
January 27, 2004
From journal Fulda Germany ~A Baroque Gem