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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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Ruse, Bulgaria
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49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated on a very narrow lane, this small cafe has been known as a hub for bohemians and artists in the centre of Vienna. It was overcrowded ( true, it was Saturday evening) and the waiters could barely fulfill the orders. I ate an apple pie which was good. I felt a little claustrophobic even though we had sat outside.... More 

Thank denizov
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You get used to a slightly begrudging level of service in Vienna but there's a point when it's just rude. The BIg problem for Vienna is the workers in so many international cities welcome you with open arms, you can engage with them, get advice, enjoy the atmosphere. Vienna is really soso. About 1 in 5 get it and the... More 

Thank AFTLondon
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try a Viennese café for coffee and pastries after two walking tours of the old city area. We had walked by Café Hawelka and it was highlighted in Rick Steve's audio walking tour. We were not disappointed. The coffee came with the traditional spoon across the cup. We ordered a strudel and chocolate cake to share. The... More 

Thank EdgeStrategic
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there today. Was not made to feel welcome at all. Asked for a menu and told there was no menu. So I just ordered a white coffee. Can in the smallest mug I have ever seen, more suitable for a double espresso. Asked for the bill but was made to wait around for a while. Bill came to 4.50... More 

2 Thank Safen M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good brown cafe. Good coffee. Left to people watch on a busy warm day and read my book. Perfect afternoon.

Thank Rachel K
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266 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Hawelka was one of the recommended cafes by our program director from our tour. She helped to educate us on the different types of coffee we could order and the not to be missed bouchln. Good thing. When we got to the cafe, here were no menus. E waiter was a little terse( we were told to expect that).... More 

Thank DERtravels
Bucharest, Romania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

no card, no explanation about what you can order, no prices, very arrogant lady letting us know something like "if you do not like it this way you may leave". and this we have just done.

1 Thank Cristian A
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They only had one option to pick from and if I'm not mistaken the name of the cake we had is "milchrahmstrudel" (sorry but I couldn't hear properly the name when the girl said it). Either way it was such a delicious cake and went perfectly with the coffee we had. The cafe is very cozy, with history, and the... More 

Thank GretelPS
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss their very typical pastry (kind of local bread stuffed with blueberries)... Just great! Thumbs down for the service. You'll be lucky if you get a serving waiter.

Thank Campelo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard this was a classic Viennese cafe house and after 5 days here we have seen lots. This was the most disappointing. Sat down and waiter came over and simply said 'sacher-torte?' No 'hello' or welcome' We just said 2 coffees and he walked off! 5 min later a waitress came over with drinks we didn't order She then walked... More 

1 Thank davejdeady

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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.