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Cafe Hawelka

Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #853 of 2,696 restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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58% Recommend
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is my second time to visit this cafe. The first time was with my Austrian friend which recommends me to drink the coffee Melange (and help me order as well). The second time was on my own for some morning coffee (it was a Friday 10am). I sat inside the cafe because I want to experience the old interior... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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535 reviews 535 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

After some morning old town touring we decided to check out Cafe Hawelka on the recommendation from friends. We were welcomed and chose a table with some shade. We ordered the sausage, bun and mustard which was yummy. We then shared their famous apricot cake which was delicious. Service was very good. This is a great place to sit and... More

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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm rating this average because it's a coffee house, you sit on the patio (if its July you don't want to sit inside, it's too hot) and you sip your coffee and eat your cake. I ordered their "chocolate cake" which was a variation on the Sacher Torte (looked similar if not identical) but it was pretty good. One thing... More

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153 reviews 153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was on our list of 'must visit' cafes before arriving in Vienna - and we left feeling a little let down. The cafe has a good atmosphere - despite the sunny day we opted to sit inside as outside was awash with smoke. Service was 'cold' without being rude. We ordered coffee, chocolate cake and apple strudel - and... More

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Athens, Greece
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Cafe Hawelka, is one of the oldest coffee shops in Vienna (and i think the inner decoration and equipment are from that time !!). The waiters are sometimes slow or your order is late on arrival, but that's the point of been there (and you're almost forced to order Buchteln, a local delicacy made by the son of the founder... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Reading the other reviews, I can see where it is easy to take offense to this place. It's a coffee shop that doesn't do much more than coffee, and the staff seems to expect you know that already before walking in. They're really aren't specialty drinks, and the wait staff seems to operate at bear bones although it's possible that... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went for a coffee after a walking tour of Vienna. Place looked welcoming enough with it's outside seating down a side street. Plenty of people there so thought it must be good. After 10 minutes waiting to be served, and not too much to be seen of the waiters, we should have been warned, as the waiter approached our table,... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My experience of this cafe, which I was looking forward to visiting, was spoilt partly by the snotty staff (who seemed to feel that if you were not an internationally renowned artist you were wasting their precious time), and partly by the disappointing cakes (which had I bought them from Tescos I would have made a mental note never to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited this place which is right there in the heart of Vienna ... on a busy day with lots of tourists around. Notwithstanding, managed to find a table and it is indeed an experience to sit and look at Viennese life passing you by. Tasted the Viennese schnitzel at this place ... tasty!! Friendly staff, attentive to whoever requires something.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have now been to five of Vienna's traditional cafes, and while I loved all of them for different reasons, I found Cafe Hawelka to be one of my two favourite cafes in Vienna (my other favourite is Cafe Mozart) because the setting is cosy and bohemian and (I think) different from many others. Brought my laptop here to work... More

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