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Cafe Hawelka

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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, 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
Den of iniquity

This place attracted me because it looked like an opium den of iniquity, somewhere with character where the cigar smoke of years gone by is ingrained in the walls, where books are written and where people become famous, plus it was also about the only highly recommended coffee house that didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited cafe because guide book rated it as a must visit due to its history. It is quaint and lots of people visit. They do not have a menu or price list and the rude, surly staff appear to charge what they like

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Despite Rick Steeve's review, this place does not serve fod, only coffee, tea and drinks. It's off the Graben and dirty, dark with a surly wait staff. To top it off two small coffees came it a whopping 10 Euros - stay away!

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place attracted me because it looked like an opium den of iniquity, somewhere with character where the cigar smoke of years gone by is ingrained in the walls, where books are written and where people become famous, plus it was also about the only highly recommended coffee house that didn't have a queue all the way to Africa outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The cafe is a cosy one, you feel like at home. Lots of memories are hanging on the walls, the dim light help you feel back in the 60s, 70s. The cafe and the desserts are served neatly, with great care. The staff is elegant and helpful. Definitely a place to go and experience minimum 15 minutes! Bon appetit!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

You may find this café listed in some guide books but it has the worst service and the staff really doesn't seem like they want to help tourists.

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Innsbruck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

No changes in interior since 1912. Legendary guest list of intellectuals, spirituals and philosophers. A must go when you love bars and people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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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 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.