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Cafe Hawelka

Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #703 of 2,364 restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

No menu so beware when you order beverages and sweets at this historic spot! Wait staff was cordial enough but 18.2 Euros (plus tip which the waiter ASKED for!!) for two Einspanners and one dessert was more than we had in mind! We will stick with Cafe Central and other inner city spots in the future!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I must for travelers in Vienna - afternoon stop for coffee and buchtel at Cafe Hawelka. They have no menus, but order their famous buchtel - it is fabulous.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Cafe Hawelka is one of the most well known and historic Cafe Houses in all of Vienna. With its historic interior and strong coffee it cant be beaten. When I was there I ordered Sachertorte, the official torte of Vienna, and an espresso. In typical European style, don't expect the waiter to come over to your table, we had to... More

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Kyustendil, Bulgaria
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went here twice on our trip to Vienna. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the beautiful interior with the rich paneling and relaxing atmosphere. The service was very good and we will definitely go back again some day!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was brought in by a friend, and I was very impressed with the great ambiance and quality of the place. I hear the place has been there for over a hundred years, and seems to have never been remodeled. Coffee is great, and service is incredibly good, even as the place was completely packed. Somehow, while in there, you... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Authentic old Wien coffee house, full of character and style. Great coffee and hot buns. Plus the hustle and bustle of locals and visitors.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

There was no menu or menu board.Incredibly rude waiter. We ordered 2 coffees and the waiter didn´t bother to answer our questions. We asked if they had cakes he mumbled something and 10 minutes later came back, drop a plate with some bums on it and left without giving us the chance to say YES or NOT... The coffees were... More

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Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I'll start by saying this was hands down the best cup of coffee we had in Vienna but don't get your hopes too high based on raving reviews. Yes, the coffee is amazing. Yes, it's an off the beaten path tiny little cafe. Yes, the word has gotten out and it's crowded with tourist. Yes, it's difficult to get a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The worst "highly recommended " cafe/restaurant/eatery I've ever visited. I wonder if the staff were rude to everyone or were they just being racist. I certainly hope it's the latter, for the good of other customers! Took me almost an hour to find the place, with high hopes of having authentic melange coffee and apple strudel etc ( the viennese... More

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London, UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My first time ever in Vienna over New Year's time and a very special person took me for a traditional Viennese coffee [Melange Coffee] and a delicious apple strudel, at Cafe Hawelka. It is just off the St Stephen's Cathedral at Stephansplatz. What a great little place it is! Small, buzzying with "atmosphere" and so so cosy! I went 3... More

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