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Cafe Hawelka

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Inner City
Austrian, Cafe, European
As featured in 2 Days in Vienna
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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Today
08:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cafe is crouded with tourists. They have no menu,so waiter simply describes you what they have. I was alone and during my stay waiter invited other people to my table, because there were no other places anymore. The personal is very polite, but as for the food - nothing special.

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1 Thank Татьяна П
Goulburn, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee and streudel. Felt like I had stepped back in time - lots of dark wood panelling and quirky bits to look at. No menu which was a bit odd. Service was professional if a bit hurried. Felt a bit ripped off when a tip was assumed and it might put me off revisiting.

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Thank Debbi R
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very simple and basic food. Ok, but really, really basic. Sauces are served in plastic sachets, and wine served only by the glass, not a bottle. Would probably not visit again nor recommend. There are better places locally.

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Thank Keduc
Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very rude waiters. They offer just two types of coffee - with milk or without. No menu, no prices. This has nothing to do with a typical Austrian Cafè. As an Austrian, I'm very ashamed of this type of "tourist-hustle".

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2 Thank chofmeister
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were very rude and unfriendly I was a tourist in vienna and maybe that was the reason Not helpful at all Wont recommend it at all

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2 Thank Sasajoon
Athens, Greece
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is an option. It is not something special but it is ok just for a quick coffee or a chocolate. The service is not on a great mood but we can live with this.

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Thank Vagdesto
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently in Vienna for a conference and wanted to experience an authentic Viennese cafe. Local friends recommended Cafe Hawelka and it did not disappoint! It is a historic Cafe and there are plaques and memorabilia outside the cafe as well as within if you want to learn about some famous past regulars (many artists and musicians!) The coffee... More 

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Thank AmiSwanepoel
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee and ended up having a sachertorte. Which was very good. My father had the warm apple strudel which tasted very nice. Nice place to be, staff were polite and helpful. Price of coffee is a little steep but that may be Vienna in general.

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Thank meathead13
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is an old traditional Viennese cafe located in Stephansplatz that opened in 1939. Worth the visit when you're in the area. Stop by for a coffee and an order of Buchteln (yeast cake with plum jam). 1 order has 5 pieces, enough to share between two people. The place has no menu, so don't ask for one like we... More 

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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very old Viennese institution. Family run since the 1940's. I don't think the decor has changed since then which is good. Wobbly Wooden floors and old wooden chairs. Great atmosphere. Fantastic hot chocolate. I'm not sure if they offer food here. Possibly just cakes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Austrian, Cafe, European
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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