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Cafe Hawelka

Inner City
Austrian, Cafe, European
As featured in 2 Days in Vienna
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Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An intresting place to enjoy coffee, one of the classic vienna cafes, don't miss to taste the freshly baked cheese strudel, it is excellent!

Thank mf2006
Athens, Greece
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hawelka Cafe is not like the other Vienese Cafes. Its not a luxurius cafe but has a unique Atmosphere. I tried the Vienese Chocolate and it was amazing. I recommend that place, if you want to see somethig different from the regular cafes.

Thank AngelikiZougel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Hawelka because the Reinthaler Beisl next door was closed for renovations and we were tired! We were seated on the terrace by a kind young waiter, but further 'service' was provided by his colleague who was clearly not in the mood for more customers. He was not very polite. During our wait for the food we noticed... More 

1 Thank Thirza M
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WATCH OUT!! I went to the Hawelka Cafe twice recently and I have to say the coffee is good and this cafe is an institution, however be VERY careful paying the bill. The waiter 'forgot' to give me 20 Euro change and once I alerted him to this it was returned. I noticed there seemed to be some inflated pricing... More 

1 Thank Paul T
Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for its past history and I like the nostalgic atmosphere. The tables and chairs haven't changed a bit. A bit old and you can image its glory in the past which the modern coffee houses lack. The melange coffee was very good and I like the coffee table by the big window. The service was so far so good.

Thank BatesLau
Huntsville, Alabama
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard of this coffee shop and saved it for our last stop before heading back to the ship. The service was the rudest I have experienced in Europe. My children were shocked at the waiter's attitude. They must not be in business to make a living. I can't comment on the food as the attitude and service were... More 

Thank ageinert
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey, it was just me and my friend, we are both 18, we got a lot of judgemental looks and were treated pretty rudely

Thank Elisa A
Essen, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Hawelka used to be a legendary venue, but its glory now belongs firmly to the past. The coffee was all right, although olverpriced. The Topfenstrudel tasted simultaneously mushy and rubbery - I left half of it on the plate.The service was indifferent and slow, although not rude. I had to ask twice and then wait for 15 minutes for my... More 

1 Thank zinn0ber
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice location close to Stephansdom, however quiet place in a small street. Coffee and cake were ok. The service is the most unfriendly we ever experienced. It took 10 minutes before a waiter paid attention and then serviced with an obvious attitude. Afterwards we asked several times to get the check, but we were left for almost 20 minutes. Do... More 

2 Thank Sascha D
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Bohemian café from old Vienna. An eclectic wee place with great drinks and snacks. Check out the art on the walls!

Thank Rob2102

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Austrian, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City

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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 Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.