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Cafe Jelinek

Otto Bauer Gasse 5, Vienna A-1060, Austria (Mariahilf)
(0) 1 597 41 13
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Ranked #293 of 2,748 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: Mariahilf
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Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: Mariahilf
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had breakfast a couple of times here. The prices are standard for Vienna (~5€ for scrambled eggs) and the food was good. They do have an english menu and the staff are friendly.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We ducked into this cafe to avoid a sudden downpour. The interior was very cozy and comfortable and we stayed for some coffee and snacks. The coffee was better than many places in Vienna but the most memorable thing was the Gulash. I had never had Gulash like this before and found it to be the best that I had... More

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Tallahassee, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Jelinek is a great local-type place. Since it is off the beaten path of Mariahilferstraße, it has a lower number of tourists visit. Being able to at least order your meal 'auf Deutsch' will go a long way towards endearing the server to you, if you are not a native Deutsch speaker. I love to go here to study, have... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

When I read the reviews of this place I thought it would be nice to go there for a fast bit. You should expect that on a regular Saturday night they would just help their customers, but that wasn't the waitress' intention. She was rude, barely spoke English and told us that they only served cold drinks (while we just... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Awesome food. Perfect way to start our trip in Vienna! The goulash is very good. And the sausage. And the bread. And the bacon bread.

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Tulsa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Cafe Jelinek is a typical Viennese coffee house in walking distance from the busy Mariahilfe shopping boulevard. From brainless consumption, you can dive into a more intellectual atmosphere and give yourself a post-material break. Jelinek offers a wide selection of newspapers, a variety of coffees to choose from, as well as wine, simple meals, breakfast options and cakes. They do... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were at café Jelinek to have breakfast. I had the big breakfast which was very nice. Also the waiters are were friendly and funny. this café is quite small compared to other popular cafés in Vienna. This one is a lot more quiet than a lot of the others.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

During a recent trip to Vienna, ate at numerous traditional and well known coffee houses. On our last morning, as we had time to spare before travelling to the airport, asked one of the locals working in our hotel which was his favourite coffee house. He directed us to the Cafe Jelinek, set some way back from one of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Beautiful cafeteria that truly feels like it's been there for 100 years. Lovely stove heating up the place on a cold winter day. The coffee (Oma's style) was excellent. Croissant not so perfect but I forgive that for the lovely atmosphere. Helpful and friendly staff (not given in Vienna).

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Budapest, Hungary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Cafe Jelinek worth a try - it is place to have breakfasts in the morning, coffee in the afternoon but also to enjoy an Aperol in the evenings. Traditional waitresses and decor, but the whole place has a weird atmosphere: somehow decadent, where you can find crazy philosophers, students and mothers at the same time chatting at the different tables.... More

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