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Cafe Hawelka

Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #1,021 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dessert
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

All the busy people drop in here. Just around the corner from the Stephansdom. Fiercely good coffee. Topfenstrudel of a supeme quality. Browse a newspaper. Strike up a conversation or just sit a savour. Were it not for the calories in melange & cake, my wife and I could stay here all day. A it was, we went there twice... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As we walked into this cafe on a grey wet morning, with its dark wood walls and tables, it looked like the perfect place for a cosy pleasant coffee and breakfast. Well, how wrong could we be. They didn't care whether we lived or died. Too late for breakfast. Only strudel available (at a Viennese cafe at 11.00 in the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

It was quick and unexpected visit. I ordered espresso. Served. Taste was like "garden of delight"...perfect! Highly recommended for the taste not for service...

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Essex, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interestingly laid out, and was certainly a change from the overly commercial coffee chains we have in the UK. Old books lining the walls, and felt like you were going back in time with the old fashioned coat stands and decoration. No menus are available as it is a small place, and the waiters effectively are the menu! A friend... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The coffee was excellent. The apple strudel was good. I enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was lacking.

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

it seems some books have given this cafe a name, and they are taking advantage of it. The coffee was okay, service was brisk, and curt! The price of two cups of coffee outrageous. I suggest tourists and travellers find somewhere else in the city for coffee, and there are plenty!

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Kent
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Arrived at the Hawelka looking forward to coffee and cake and a pleasant experience. The welcome was offhand to say the least and the waiter could hardly be bothered to serve us at all. We asked for coffee and cake and was told that they only had 3 types of cake on offer. We ordered curd cheese cake which was... More

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71 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you want to feel like a student in old Vienna, find this historic café located on a small side street near the palace. The coffee and strudel were marvelous. The service, not so much.

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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was the first cafe I had visited with a friend. We sat outside, looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere. The waiter was very offhand although my friend speaks the language fluently. When it came to my turn to just order a 'verlangator' coffee and cake, he left me mid sentence before I had a chance to ask for... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Isn't it really sad when one individual lets the whole side down. We went to Hawelka on our first day in Vienna after it was recommended by several people. The waiter was obviously not on top form - he rushed off even before my friend had finished ordering, and when I went after him to complete the order, he just... More

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Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Innere Stadt
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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