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Cafe Hawelka

Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #897 of 2,744 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hard workers, good coffee, beer and cake selection. I love this place and that they make an effort to dress up! It feels like it hasn't changed in 200 years. I would definitely return.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Saturday morning coffee time is what it's all about! Zillion year-old Vienna institution has this charm that no pictures can describe. It's all about the atmosphere, the vibe - not the expensive furnishing. Don't expect the first class service - we are talking about Vienna - famous for frowned waiters.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I think they are surprised by their popularity and they don't need more clients. The staff is normal, not specifically friendly, don't have time to spend with clients. The plave is not aerated enough. They have 6 things on the menu coffee with cream, hot chocolate with cream, tea cakes with chocolate, apple and cheesecake. I didn't like the coffee.... More

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Newburgh, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just around the corner from the Stephansdom you'll find this old world cafe. We had breakfast. They offer a very limited breakfast menu. A traditional breakfast of rolls and preserves or a couple of egg choices. We had bacon and eggs and it was delicious. The coffee is wonderful as well as the pastry. We had apple strudel in several... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a coffee at Café Hawelka. The coffee was expensive, but very good! They serve coffee with a glass of water. The atmosphere at the cafe is amazing and immediately makes you feel at home and in a different time. Stepping inside, you feel like stepping back in time. It gives you an authentic Vienna experience!

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Yes, my first introduction to this cafe was watching Samantha Brown’s Travel Channel show when she visited Vienna. Last year I finally visited but just walked in to check it out and then walked back out. This time I walked in and decided to check it out and enjoy a coffee. The tourist thing I did was order the Eiskaffe... More

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Riga, Latvia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Do spend some time there. It has gotten better with time... Just off the overloaded Stephensplatz, abay from the everflowing tourist river, there it is filled with freshly baked bread aroma and coffee smell. Hawelka exists in it's own time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wanting to have an authentic Viennese meal, I opted for the schnitzel and it brought me back to the great schnitzel my grandmother would make for special occasions. I wish in hindsight I went back here and repeated this meal, as it was soooooooo good and very fairly priced!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is a lot of history here. In my twenties, I didn't have the courage to go in, as my professors from the music school all had their coffees and buchteln, and a newspaper. Now I've gone back and tried those buchteln, and I'm hooked. Watch them when they're hot though - the filling can scald your tongue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is my second time to visit this cafe. The first time was with my Austrian friend which recommends me to drink the coffee Melange (and help me order as well). The second time was on my own for some morning coffee (it was a Friday 10am). I sat inside the cafe because I want to experience the old interior... More

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