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Cafe Hawelka

Innere Stadt
Coffee Shop
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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Today
8:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 149
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    Very good
  • 89
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  • 57
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  • 71
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coffee and Cakes

Stopped in and were able to get a table without a wait. Somewhat confusing on what to order as no menus. Waiter helped though and we ended up with coffees, and almond cake and plum filled sweet rolls. Coffee and almond cake were very good and the plum rolls were fantastic. Rolls were warm from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
ProudDad9
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in and were able to get a table without a wait. Somewhat confusing on what to order as no menus. Waiter helped though and we ended up with coffees, and almond cake and plum filled sweet rolls. Coffee and almond cake were very good and the plum rolls were fantastic. Rolls were warm from the oven and were favorite... More 

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The coffee is regular. Not something special. The space is gloomy. The service is ok, but could be much better. BUT it is an important landmark and worth to sit in for this reason.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Too, too busy! The shabby chic suggests an unhurried, languid place to relax over your coffee & cake. The reality is more like fast food on steroids as the crowds by the door greedily wait for a free table - creating a hurried & oppressive atmosphere and the food and service do nothing to change that.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The cafe with the most charming old school Obers, who kiss your hand before you leave (that is of course if you are a middle aged woman). Coffees are superb and the Buchteln were fresh out of the oven and delicious.

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Broxbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This cafe is perfect. It is old, dark and a little worn around the edges but it felt like we were taking coffee with Dr Freud just around the corner. The staff are great, attentive and amusing and not at all snobbish. The coffee was really good and the cakes delicious. Try the famous Buchelnd which was heaven on a... More 

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Crete, Greece
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Cafe Hawelka was our choice for dessert and coffee after our late lunch on a cold Viennese evening. It looked like it was closed from outside but we approached and saw that there was only one table vacant so we rushed to fill it! I can't say that the staff was very polite or friendly neither rude of course, a... More 

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Legnano
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

No menu, no credit cards. Sit, discuss with the waiter and get the simple but delicious food they serve. A nice place for meeting friends

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NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Traditional Viennese coffee house, family owned and operated, with character and a film noir feel. Located on a quiet alley off of Graben, not far from Stephansplatz. Stumbled upon the cafe after a morning walking tour just before lunch on a cool, damp day in early December. Needing something warm, we ate the daily offering, Goulash and a kaiser roll,... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This café will transport you back to an earlier time, when people had time to sit for hours with one coffee to read the newspaper (supplied on sticks from a rack). We just had mélange (like cappachino) and apple strudel and watched the people. Lots of posters on the walls and a smoke free atmosphere, though I guess that would... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Absolutely love the atmosphere of this place, it's a cosy little cafe where you could sit and have a good time catching up with friends, but if you're looking for good food then this is not the place. We had a latte with a sachertorte. The torte was average, but the latte was nice. If I had more time in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Innere Stadt
  • Neighborhood: Innere Stadt

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
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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