There aren't many nice restaurants up in Davie, but Vienna Cafe is an exception. I came up a few years ago to try their weekend brunch and I was alone in the restaurants. It's a very pleasant little bistro-type place.
Vienna Cafe Interior
The restaurant was pretty busy at about 2:10pm. They have a very good menu with quite a few things I could have ordered. I went with the special soup, Cream of Asparagus and a Wedge Salad. The soup came out even before I got my iced tea.
Vienna Cafe Cream of Asparagus
The soup was "ok"; it tasted like cream of mushroom with asparagus pieces floating in it. I prefer when the asparagus is pureed, like the soup I got at Capital Grille. This could have been cream of anything depending on what was floating around.
Tea came out after a while; apparently they had to brew some fresh. They have lemon wedges rather than the skinny slices that seem in vogue now.
Vienna Cafe Iced Tea
They also brought out a basket of bread; I'm not eating bread, but I liked the balls of butter.
Music here is all over the map, with Anita Ward's "Ring my Bell" followed by AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and Train's "Drops of Jupiter". The wedge came out shortly, arranged Cobb style.
Vienna Cafe Wedge Salad
An interesting way to present a wedge; they certainly didn't scrimp on any of the ingredients. The guys from YOLO should take a look at this; notice how the lettuce is a "wedge"? But I digress.
I thought it was enough dressing, but once I cut up the wedge it needed more. While $10 is at the high end for a wedge, the amount of bacon and blue cheese made it worthwhile. This was a big salad.
Nestled in between Dunkin Donuts and Char Hut is the Vienna Cafe. A nice little place in Davie.
Vienna Cafe and Wine bar is a bit out of place stuck between a Dunkin Donuts and Char Hut. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but its really quite a nice place inside. There's a wine bar up front and a somewhat elegant dining room with paintings and flowers.
I'd spotted this place a while back and was intrigued by their brunch menu, which is served on both Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm. Its a bit out of the normal coverage area, but where else can you get andouille hash in Broward County? I swung by on my way out at about 11am and the place was deserted. I had a few errands to run, and when I came back at 1pm there were 2 cars. So I guess the Saturday Brunch thing hasn't really caught on. Too bad, as its nice to go out on Saturday. Needless to say I had no trouble getting a table, checked the menu for differences from their web site, and then ordered the andouille hash, which comes with whole grain toast and 2 eggs the way you want them; over-easy in my case. It took a little while to get some coffee as they were brewing a new pot. After a short while, the food arrived.
Vienna Cafe Eggs
You can just tell from looking at food sometimes that the people in the kitchen know what they're doing. The food was just beautiful; the eggs perfected cooked, and the hash well proportioned with quality ingredients. The portion was large enough so that I had plenty of food with enough to take home to make an omelet as well.
Eating here is pleasant in that this is a real restaurant where they don't scrimp on ingredients. I received a big tub of butter for the toast, a small pitcher of half and half and some home-made preserves (not in a package) for the toast as an alternative.
We have their brunch menu here; its a nice menu, particularly if you're a fan of Andouille sausage as I am. Andouille is a spicy smoked sausage most notably used in Cajun cooking such an authentic Jambalaya. It pairs well with potatoes and eggs. This is about the only place you can get it for brunch.