Otto's, the Adolphus' 'Viennese-Inspired Cafe,' Opens This Week, and It Has a 'Waffle Window'

The Adolphus gets a new coffee shop this week.
The Adolphus gets a new coffee shop this week. Courtesy of Otto's
The Adolphus is nearing the end of its two-year renovation, and April 18, the downtown hotel is opening its latest new concept: Otto’s Coffee & Fine Foods, a "Viennese-inspired café" in partnership with Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters that "will present a unique-to-market concept for European-inspired coffee and fine foods," according to a release.

"Named after Otto Schubert, the charismatic general manager of The Adolphus from 1928 to 1946, Otto’s will feature an old-world coffee experience in a handsome and inviting space where guests and locals alike can stop in for breakfast, grab a quick lunch or linger over a leisurely coffee," according to the release. The concept is said to fit into the Adolphus' "deeply rooted European heritage."

The cafe will serve Oak Cliff Coffee and a breakfast menu — housemade bagels, pain au chocolat, breakfast sandwiches and the like — and will sell grab-and-go European-style baguette sandwiches and salads all day. The shop will also have a walk-up window serving traditional Belgian Liège waffles and coffee.

"With the scent of waffles emanating out of the hotel, the 'waffle window' will offer its own iteration of the European-style handheld favorite featuring powdered sugar and house made fruit compote," according to the release.

On the coffee menu, expect coffee served on "hand-crafted wooden boards" with sparkling water and a chocolate sable and eiskaffee, an iced coffee made with espresso and vanilla ice cream.

Otto's will host an opening day party with free coffee from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 18 and a chance to win a staycation at the hotel.

"Three lucky winners to find a 'golden ticket' on the bottom of their coffee cup will receive a coveted room package featuring a one-night stay in a King Executive suite, $150 food and beverage credit which can be used at any of the hotel’s acclaimed dining establishments, $100 spa credit and complimentary valet parking," according to the release.

Otto’s will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The Adolphus, 1321 Commerce St.
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