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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #1,071 of 2,920 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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NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have tested apple strudel thoughout Vienna and we believe this is the best. It is not a fancy coffee house but genuinely feels like the real thing. The strudel had just come out of the oven and the hot chocolate was very good. I am sorry we found this on our last day as I would make it an... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A nice experience if you fancy a step back in time. The waiters wear suits and bow ties, the place looks permanently dark. The coffee is nothing to shout about but then a dependable Grosse Brauner is all I wanted.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

its good to visit it but dont expect so much. It´s old pub / coffee place with special atmosphere and location is great

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The hot chocolate in Hawelka was very good. I personally like the mug with "Leopold Hawelka" written on it. The atmosphere was oldies and classy. The cafe was always full of people. The service was not so good.

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Klang, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My overall rating, I would say, it's for the Buchteln and the traditional Viennese cafe atmosphere (103 years of history) ONLY. Nonetheless, if it is your first time going to Vienna, you should at least try their Buchteln. There isn't any menu for you to see, so just place your drink and Buchteln whenever you could catch the waiter's attention... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Bad tempered waiters, shabby surroundings-i expected a lot but was sadly disappointed. The waiters con you with the delivery of sweet buns that apear TO BE COMPLIMENTARY.You accept of course not understanding and then they add it to your bill-they dónt care. I suggest you not go here-wortthless. here is a recent review i noted when i signed on to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If your in Vienna don't forget to check-out this great little cafe, it was recommended to us by locals who say its the oldest most traditional cafe in Vienna. Fabulous !!

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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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