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Cafe Hawelka

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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Typical Viennese café

If you want to experience a traditional café in Vienna, this is definitely the place. They serve only black coffee (espresso) or coffee with milk (melange) but they also have some sweet cakes. It is a peculiar place with old tables and chairs, there are posters from various cultural events on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marialzbeta
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Czech Republic
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Czech Republic
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience a traditional café in Vienna, this is definitely the place. They serve only black coffee (espresso) or coffee with milk (melange) but they also have some sweet cakes. It is a peculiar place with old tables and chairs, there are posters from various cultural events on the walls and you can almost feel that the... More 

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Thank Marialzbeta
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a while looking for an authentic coffee shop. In a world where people seem to demand that they be carried into their seats , spoon fed , mouths wiped with a napkin and sent on their way this place was reassuringly offhand (but not in an aggressive way) but made me and my wife feel as if we... More 

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Thank Chris O
Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, Austria
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

right in the middle of Vienna, a wonderful authentic place. This place is mentioned not only in Austrian music

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Thank BeLo315
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is terrible if it wasn't for the bad staff and service and i might give them a second chance but the food was horrid and the coffee terrible. The waiters there just assume you know their system and yell at your for making a mistake. Like trying to pay standing up. They yell to you to sit down. What... More 

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Thank thejorgelopez
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cafe recently. 19 Euros for two slices of cake and two coffees. Seems in keeping with the other reviews here. Would not return. Many other places available for better food and coffee.

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Thank Mark B
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the Viennese thing and stopped into a coffee shop first. Dark, musty, cob-web laden room filled with small tables so close together that you are essentially sharing space with your neighbors. Comforting place where no one seems in a rush, to include the staff. Nice place to come in out of the cold and experience a coffeehouse in Vienna.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not recommend going here in the evening, as the 'head nighttime waiter' (as he calls himself) is not a good server. The other girl who initially served us was really sweet, but it was this bald guy in the suit who came when we asked for the bill, and even had the audacity to remind us for a... More 

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2 Thank KKT1006
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute cafe that is very busy. Lucky to grab a seat. However, terrible service and very over priced!! Lucky the coffee and strudel tasted nice otherwise I would have left extremely disappointed. Note - there is no menu or receipt given when paid. Also, the waiter adds his own tip onto the amount if you don't have the exact cash.

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3 Thank angmanutd
Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is going to be a quick one. Things I liked about Hawelka: 1. Typical Viennese coffeehouse vibe - also translates to taking a while to find seats but it is worth it. 2. Friendly service - a little too much to expect it from everyone working there but we had a man kind enough to take us through the... More 

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Thank Nenya08
Torrevieja, Spain
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bar with real character, a good selection of beers and spirits. It is an old fashioned bar which has retained some charm. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. Toilets are very small but for me this added to the character. Food is available although we did not sample it. This is a bar you would either instantly like... More 

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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: Cafe
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.