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Cafe Hawelka

Inner City
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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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Old old Kaffeehaus in Vienna

* One of the old coffehouses in Vienna * Not fancy looks ancient * Quite popular and crowded * Waiters could be friendlier * Try Apfelstrudel

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

* One of the old coffehouses in Vienna * Not fancy looks ancient * Quite popular and crowded * Waiters could be friendlier * Try Apfelstrudel

Thank fsgucum
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little coffee shop right in the heart ,of Vienna, would highly recommend, you could sit there for hours and just people watch.

Thank jamierobertson85
Muenster, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in the Cafe Hawelka is like stepping into a different century. You can feel the history. The coffee / apfelstrudel was nice. But the service is unfriendly, there is no menu (so you don't have prices) and at the end we fealt like just have been cheated (18€ for 2 coffee and 2 apfelstrudel). When we asked for vanilla... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is touristy, yes it is crowded and yes, you may easily find yourself sharing a table with strangers. But it is an experience in itself, absolutely central european with a slightly more classy look than what one can find in cities further east. I would easily visit again and definitely recommend it

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, noisy, leisurely service, Cafe Hawelka brings a different experience from Demel and Central. Michael will happily tell you about how the business has passed through the generations of his family Do not go there expecting exotic cakes from behind glass displays but do take your time with a good cup of coffee and an unique ambience.

Thank BritinDetroit
Londrina, PR
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Don't like to write bad things about anywhere but they treated me and my husband like nothing. I felt really really sad and angry to be there. I don't speak Austrian German but I do not expect people being rude to me like that people were. Food was ok, but customers service one of the worst I've even had.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place hasn't changed a bit since the 1930's. A great place to grab a melange when you've been seeing the sites near St. Stephen's.

Thank terabyte01
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its like the time has stopped in Cafe Hawelka and you have entered the early 1900s. The coffee was ok, but the atmosphere is great and worth going. There are so many different treasures hidden in this Cafe, always something to look at.

Thank Ton S
Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classical viennese "Kaffeehaus" in the heart of Vienna! Every detail inside tells a story and makes you feel comfortable and homey! Great desserts and good coffee! I absolutely recommend this to every coffee-lover.

Thank chrizzledizzle
Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old-fashioned and unique coffee house. The decor and furniture coverings are early 1900's. Many cozy nooks to relax after a morning of shopping.

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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
10:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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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 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.