When I think of my Oma, I think of the fine cord braids at the bottom of her green suede lamp that I couldn’t keep my fingers away from, and her fabulous Powidlkipferl (small croissant-shaped pastry filled with plum marmalade).
A whole bunch of different, very elaborate cake and cookie creations were part of her repertoire. Very early on, I figured that Omas have magical baking powers.
Oma, or Omi, means granny in German, and is a very intimate term to call your grandmother. At Vollpension, a comfy café in Vienna’s 4th district, Omas are the bakers and the characters of the place. And while offering plates filled with cake and pastry art, they also fill you with that inexplicable warm homey-ness feeling they naturally emanate. The varieties of cakes served up here depends on which Oma is baking that day – each have their own specialty. One things for sure though, you’re cake cravings won’t be disappointed.
The atmosphere is made up of couches, random framed photos on the wall, bare brick and neon signs – it’s a very comfy place to stuff yourself with cake.