This is the second time we have been to Cafe Assiette, but the first time we have had a meal, as the first time we couldn't get served after sitting down (large crowd came in and filled the whole area where you need to order).
Today we went in after deciding to give it another go. The building is lovely and has lots of potential, but the atmosphere is chaotic. As you walk in, you walk past the place where orders are taken and find a seat. We assumed you find your own as there are no signs to state otherwise. menus were brought over, but we were informed that we would have to order at the counter once we made our choice. I don't have a problem with this, but I do think that at an average of $15 for a breakfast dish, it wouldn't hurt them to take our order while we are seated, as most other places of this price range do in Hahndorf.
The biggest problem with this system is that there is next to no room to actually go and place your order. The small area is filled with a table for two and a badly placed drinks fridge with a door that opens the wrong way, as well as people walking in and out through this area. The table really should go, and the fridge is almost impossible to get to if there are more than two couples ordering. To get a straw I had to weave through the crowd after waiting for a gap, then try to get back through again. Not an enjoyable experience!!
Most of this would not have mattered if the food was worth it, but sadly it was not. My partner's egg florentine had a curry-flavoured hollandaise, served on soggy toast, and overcooked eggs that were halfway between fried and poached.
My meal had a raw tomato which was slightly seared on the outside and the same horrid eggs. The only saving grace was that I finally found a place that makes thin toast, although most people seem to enjoy the chunky kind.
I didn't even finish my coffee, and that's a first for me.
Very disappointed, should have gone to The Haus instead.