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Cafe Hawelka

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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Viennese Institution

Coffeehouses are a Viennese speciality . But the Hawelka is the most famous . Looking a littlt derelict but with a very dense athmosphere it was and still is a meeting point of artists and interesting people. Do try the famous" Buchteln "(not bevore 20 h)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Was expecting a classic great quality Viennese cafe. But the cake was dry and the service was rude (the waiter pushed us for a tip at the end). It was very crowded (not their fault) as it seems to be a bit of a fixture on the tourist trail.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Service is very bad. There is no interesting thing for tasting.You can go to different places, do not waste your time

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast and paid an exorbitant amount for a (poorly-done) soft-boiled egg and bread. Coffee was alright, hot chocolate was less than. Altogether rather disappointing.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Coffeehouses are a Viennese speciality . But the Hawelka is the most famous . Looking a littlt derelict but with a very dense athmosphere it was and still is a meeting point of artists and interesting people. Do try the famous" Buchteln "(not bevore 20 h)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went for drinks one evening, only empty table was beside a well sozzled artist who struck up a conversation with us and showed us his pictures on the walls and photo in the Cafe book. Memorable experience with great atmosphere.. Friendly service by waiters in tuxedos. Well worth a visit.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Stunning place in a small street in a center of the city which hasn't been changed for ages ( at least half of the century or even more ) just come here & become part of sepia picture or black and white movie still not filmed which are just part of the process. Shining star in this artificial life. Hit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We just happened to drop by this cozy cafe. Amazing historical interior. Nice coffee and sweets. We enjoyed spending time before going to the airport. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Having read a little about the history of Cafe Hawelka before we went I understood its family-run history and strong roots within the Jewish Quarter of Vienna. It was exactly as I expected - looking like it had been frozen in time from the 1920s, from the chairs and tables, to the rest of the interior and style of service.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went here for afternoon tea. Busy place (comes with being pretty popular). We had black tea, coffee (sort of a flat white and sort of a piccolo) and a very nice cheese strudel. Everything was good. The strudel deserves a special mention - it was pretty wow. Service (one wonders if they heard of the word/concept in this country) -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wouldn't say it is a must-visit kind of place, but its a nice one considering how old it is. the only criticism I have is their Espresso coffee which is served in big cups which is stupid cz it gets cold so fast. this Espresso aside, it is a nice place for a morning tea/coffee

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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
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.