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Cafe Hawelka

Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #1,061 of 2,878 Restaurants in Vienna
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
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Helsinki, Finland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is what I would call a typical tourist trap. A well known place and extremely over priced. Clientel tourists and bad service. We will never go back.

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Manila
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Their version of cappucino is excellent. The dimly lit room makes one feel like being in Vienna of old. They say nothing has changed since the 50s. A must visit when in Vienna.

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Georgia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Cafe Hawelka was a special place for us as we visited there 15 years ago when Mrs. Hawelka was still baking her plum cake and again on other trips to Vienna. This visit was a disappointment. Our waiter was very impatient and when I said that I'd like to look at the chalkboard menu he said "it's in German." I... More 

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Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Ideal for culture lovers, with a unique (heavy) style, perfect for a coffee or even a soup! You can read newspapers (in Austrian) that are provided there, or have your own time, since it is really really quite. With wifi!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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248 reviews 248 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The place is old-fashioned in a good sense of these words. Mr. Hawelka came from Bohemia and started this café with typical Bohemian food items. Buchty are jam, quark of poppy seed filled sweet buns - a delight. And there are many similar specialties served at this place which you cannot obtain anywhere else in Vienna. It is a very... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We wanted to experience a real Viennese cafe, and found one in Cafe Hawelka. We had popped our heads in three or four times as we passed before we were able to get a table, but it was well worth the wait. we ordered coffees (the best I had in Vienna) and sachertorte, which were not cheap, but were good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I did a quick tour on some of Vienna's most recommended coffee houses and well, Hawelka was one of them. I got there around 8pm, asked for the menu only to find out there is none! The waiter gave me a quick few options and I chose in the same manner! The whole experience was odd and entertaining to be... More 

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Pozzuoli, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I have been in this cafe to eat a typical slice of cake and to drink a cup of coffee. The bar is very old fashioned (this is cool), but I think it should be renewed at least to make the electric system safe... When we arrived we asked for a menu, but the waiter told us... More 

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Only went to this place because it was one of the few places open late on a Sunday and it was recommended in our guide. Look, I don't require much in terms of service. I'm pretty happy for a waiter to take our order and only come back when we want the check. But I mean, the guy that was... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

All the busy people drop in here. Just around the corner from the Stephansdom. Fiercely good coffee. Topfenstrudel of a supeme quality. Browse a newspaper. Strike up a conversation or just sit a savour. Were it not for the calories in melange & cake, my wife and I could stay here all day. A it was, we went there twice... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Hawelka

Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Innere Stadt
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: Coffee Shop

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