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Cafe Jelinek

#310 of 3,453 Places to Eat in Vienna
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Otto Bauer Gasse 5, Vienna A-1060, Austria
(0) 1 597 41 13
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Reasonable food, reasonable price

Authentic local cafe. Sadly no smoking indoors. Large breakfast platters for around 9€ depending what you choose. Bread, ham, cheese kinda thing. Perfectly fine. Will probably do breakfast there again tomorrow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Claudia C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic local cafe. Sadly no smoking indoors. Large breakfast platters for around 9€ depending what you choose. Bread, ham, cheese kinda thing. Perfectly fine. Will probably do breakfast there again tomorrow.

Thank Claudia C
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Authentic Viennese Cafe that does not try to be hip. Cafe Jelinek offers an excellent assortment of cakes and desserts in addition to good coffee. Its worn look adds to its causal atmosphere. It's a great place to relax, chat, or just read.

Thank 0Fernando0
Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this little gem one night and returned the next day for coffee and cakes. The atmosphere is great, seems undecorated since 1950 but the old stove and the piles of papers give this coffee house real charm. The coffee and cakes were great but it is the ambience we will remember. Warning do not expect a Starbucks... More 

Thank Jpt68
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great place for coffee and cake. Great cake too. Looks unchanged since the 1950's. Off centre but much more relaxed and cheaper than the cafes in ther city centre, and you will probably just find locals here. A lovely rerlaxed astmosphere in a highly traditional cafe environment.

Thank tony a
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The breakfasts were all just ham and cheese, more or less. Needed more variety. The cakes were dry. Coffee was ok, and the interior as well.

Thank dobijslinger
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

On our penultimate day of our trip to Vienna, we started and ended our "shopping" day with coffee. We opted for the gemütlich* delights of Café Jelinek, on Otto-Bauer-Gasse, a short stroll from our lodgings. It is a traditional and typical example of a Viennese Café, Wiener Kaffeehaus. As far as I know no-one of world renown is or was... More 

Thank Colin-Roy H
Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A cafe that attracts mainly locals. This is definitely an authentic cafe that is off the beaten path in Vienna. It is not the best coffee I have ever had, nor is it the best atmosphere or decorating. But there is a reason that this place has been open for so long - it definitely has some charm. If you're... More 

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Paris, France
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A great place to have a breakfast/lunch full of... everything ! Eggs, bread, ham, smocked ham, cheese, coffee. And the vintage atmosphere of that old and authentic coffee makes you want to stay for the whole day.

Thank Clement D
Rolle, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I agree with all the wonderful comments except that I found the welcome pretty cold and distant, both times we went there. Also, asking for a forgotten jacket, nobody really cared...

Thank Erika_7
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Stepping through the door at Cafe Jelinek leads you to vintage lovers paradise. Curling smoke covered wallpaper & ancient paintwork provide the setting for fabulous vintage seating & an amazing wood fired stove providing warmth from the cold January weather . But the best is still to come - a fabulous breakfast for two - croissant , ham , cheese... More 

Thank peter b

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Otto Bauer Gasse 5, Vienna A-1060, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Mariahilf
  • Neighborhood: Mariahilf
  • Phone Number: (0) 1 597 41 13

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Staying in Mariahilf

Neighborhood Profile
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the center. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theater decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.