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Cafe Hawelka


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#1,163 of 4,221 Places to Eat in Vienna


Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European
Late Night, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is like a time capsule which I found it nice but everything else is bad, the coffee, the hot chocolate, the prices and the services. They didn't want to bring us a menu, and when the bill came he told as very clearly...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overcrowded, overpriced, bad service, clearly touristic (and staff don't care hiding it). It used to be a cultural meeting point, which is obvious by its decorations and atmosphere - but enter having this clearly in mind.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank k t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was very quick. We asked for a menu....server replied “I am the menu”......but not a helpful one. Cakes were average....if not below that. Whipped cream was watery. We were shocked as we had been there Years before and had a lovely time. Great disappointment......

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank travelbounder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique, proper stepping back in time vibes here. Tiny wooden furniture, marble table tops, waiting staff will tell you they serve coffee, wine and cake. There is no menu available. I chose an apple strudel (divine) and a glass of house wine. It came...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 595julijan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

too crowded inside and outside it was also full. No menues available. The bored waiter had to tell us the menue.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Susanne412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overpriced for sure, but interesting history of the cafe and nice coffee, quick service. But £20 for 3 coffees and 1 slice of a cake is rather excessive I would say.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank aprilm_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked this quant, old fashioned, busy spot. We only had a beer and wine and the prices were fine not overpriced . OK it's not the Ritz and you are not in luxury but you are enjoying a different bar/cafe and the waiters...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place exists on the strength of its decadent romantic past. You won’t find any artists or writers here today- but you will find an overcrowded tourist trap which will barely give you enough elbow room to lift the cup of coffee to your lips....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mariajcrowley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives: The coffee & the food were really good. Negatives: The waiter was weird, to say the least. Although the place was almost empty (being early Monday morning), he wanted to place me at the smallest table directly next to the door. When he returned...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pomegranate639
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place looks very cool and authentic. It has this nice old fashioned vibe to it. Sadly it's extremely busy there and it's not cheap either. Four coffees was €18 which is more than enough. I'd recommend visit it though since it's a historic place...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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