Dessert-focused European-style coffee shop Café Intermezzo opened its doors over the weekend at 205 Demonbreun Street on the ground floor of the SoBro Tower downtown. Influenced by nineteenth-century Vienna, the Atlanta-based coffeehouse serves coffee, of course, plus over 45 different desserts and pastries. There is a full food menu including all-day breakfast.
Beverage menus for other locations are lengthy affairs, complete with a table of contents and a full-paged lesson on the history of coffee. Coffee specialties range from double espressos (from a grand espresso machine, aptly named Athena) to Turkish coffee and seasonally festive gingerbread cappuccino.
Food menus are a more manageable two pages, listing a duo of soups, then hors d’oeuvres like baked brie and mussels, followed by sandwiches, salads, charcuterie and cheese selections. Main entrees include pastas, seared salmon, chicken, and trout. The breakfast menu — served all day — offers omelets, French toast, grain bowls, Benedicts, and a croque-madame.
Dessert selections vary daily, according to the whims of the pastry chefs, but they welcome diners to visit their parade of pastries in their pastry display case, where a ‘pastry tour guide’ will describe each offering.
Cafe Intermezzo is full-service and has a full bar. The European-inspired coffeehouse now has six locations in Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. Most locations are open late, but neither hours nor the menu for Tennessee’s first location are posted yet on Cafe Intermezzo’s website.