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Cafe Hawelka

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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Today
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stopped by for a beer and a rest

On the recommendation of our local tour guide, we stopped in here during the afternoon for a quick beer and coffee. The location is quite artistic, with tons of neat clippings and art along the walls inside. It's the type of dark wooded coffee shop that you can imagine people sitting in while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Walla Walla, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On the recommendation of our local tour guide, we stopped in here during the afternoon for a quick beer and coffee. The location is quite artistic, with tons of neat clippings and art along the walls inside. It's the type of dark wooded coffee shop that you can imagine people sitting in while they foment revolutions. The beer was decently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Havelka is one of the most iconic cafes in the heart Wien. This is the cafeteria of artists and when you enter you really feel it - in retro setting spillage newspapers and paintings. Named after its founder and "father of culture" as it is called local - Leopold Havelka, which it opened in 1939. Havelka quickly became a favorite... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It is a traditional Austrian cafe but we should have read the reviews first and run a mile when we asked for a menu and we were told no menu. We ordered 2 iced coffees and when the bill finally arrived we were told €13.60 not including service. They just make up the price according to their mood. The staff... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place was recommended by a friend and I was so grateful that we stopped by. The best apple strudel I have had in years and amazing cafe latte. Definitely stop by and try it - you will not regret

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been visited this coffe, especially because of its history. The interior decoration was really impressive. I thoght I was 100 years ago. But unfornunately the service was sloppy. Furnushings, chairs and tables were not clean. Ther was not a menu. Cofees were not hot, desserts were not fresh. I think it could be manage better, ıt can survive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Just sit and relax. Enjoy your local cafe. It started raining just after we sat on the outside table. Even better, now.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It is more an institution as a cafe. Everybody knows this old cafe. Unfortunately Mr Havelka died, but the spirit of the cafe remained as it was. At the evening you can get a special viennaise cake, which is very tasty.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Extremely unfriendly service and the personnel does not seem to be bothered to be helpful. There is no menu and the staff rattle off the cake list so quickly that it is impossible to understand.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This seems to be a bit of a Vienna institution, an old style cafe that was run by the same couple for decades. It is now passed on the children and it seem to have gone downhill. Interior is tired which probably gives it a bit of old world charm. The coffee was good and the cake not bad. What... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The cafe is located on the Central Graben pedestrian side, just in front of the Graben Hotel. The atmosphere there is very good and very pleasant to sit outside. Coffee Malang was delicious.

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Additional Information about Cafe Hawelka

Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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

Staying in Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
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 center. 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.