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Kaffee Alt Wien

#275 of 3,548 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Old University Quarter
Austrian, Bar, Cafe, Central European, European
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Baeckerstrasse 9, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5125222
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Yes the picture of the Goulash looked a bit ... but it was the description of said Goulash that made us decide to go. I wouldn't bother. The atmosphere was local (v. smoke filled) but the Goulash was just average and you can get much better food elsewhere I think.

Thank Ben L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beer was excellent, but the quality and choice of food was disappointing. It is really a bar with a small choice of fast food.

Thank jetdaves
Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Poor guy (Slovakian dude) was running around like a headless chicken. Maybe his colleague called in sick, who knows. But it was one guy vs. 30 customers. And to be fair he did a good job. Some of the more famous schnitzel restaurants nearby had queues outside so we opted for this place. Great atmosphere and food was lovely. The... More 

Thank Jake T
Zeist, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

When one enters immediately one smells the cigarette smoke, a very nostalgic scent. In the back one can sit free of the cigarettes. We had beer and later goulash and Wiener schnitzel. Good, basic, nice and absolutely not expensive. It could be today, it could be 1990, it could be even 1980. Nothing's changed. Great!

Thank GertjanLind
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The Kaffee Alt Wien is a nice little place for a quick, very well-priced meal. It has a definite throw-back feel (a good thing, in my book). We were there for lunch and really enjoyed the goulash soup. Ham+Cheese sandwich was tasty. A nice beer to wash it down with. Friendly, efficient service, but limited English. Smoking and non-smoking sections... More 

Thank Blackdoghill
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This is a step back to the 20th century when you could dine and smoke at the same time. Lovely, lol. Seriously, I'm not a smoker but I don't have anything against them. Here, you can have an outstanding goulash and beer and if you wish, you could have a cigarette without stepping outside. The staff is friendly and hardworking... More 

Thank David P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Very tasty :) Good food and nice vine. We r excited!!! It's personal's choice cause not fancy. Just try it ;)

Thank Nataly K
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

A small but traditional Austrian restaurant that combines both amazing food with drinks and a friendly environment

Thank George T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Best thing in wien so far for us. Great goulasch and hot wine!! There are 2 areas for smokers and non smokers and the bathroom is outstanding! Go for it, its worth it!

Thank Adel A
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Quick service and great viennamise food. Staff is not friendly but who cares, You are in Vienna! We got beers and their main dish and a goulash which was amazing.

Thank Jmasotti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, Bar, Cafe, Central European, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baeckerstrasse 9, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5125222

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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 Old University Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.
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