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Cafe Jelinek

#352 of 3,109 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Mariahilf
Coffee Shop
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Viennese cafe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Eurotrip2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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.

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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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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...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Once you step inside, the atmosphere will transport you. It has a old, worn feeling to it. I loved it, but you might not like it if you prefer your cafes "clean cut". I prefer cafes that have personality. The coffee was nice and the cake was delicious. There was only one staff, but she was very accommodating and patient... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want to get the spirit of Viennese "Kaffeehaus"-Culture, you have to spend an afternoon at the Jelinek. I spent all in all probabbly weeks of my life in this wonderful shabby place. It's an experience, you'll never forget. As a student, I wrote entire papers there, just having enogh money for one small coffee. When the coffee was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Jelinek

Address: Otto Bauer Gasse 5, Vienna A-1060, Austria
Phone Number: (0) 1 597 41 13
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Mariahilf
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Staying in Mariahilf

Neighborhood Profile
Mariahilf
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.