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Cafe Jelinek

#421 of 3,470 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European
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Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5, Vienna 1060, Austria
(0) 1 597 41 13
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Café Jelinek looks like a more traditional Viennese café in its décor and ambience. We had breakfast there and it was tasty and not at all expensive. The coffee was very good also. It was open Sunday morning and was quite handy to our hotel. The menu was in English and service was prompt and efficient.

Thank Philip J
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We loved our first visit to this neighborhood cafe so much that we went back two more times, even though it's quite far from the main tourist area of Vienna. By the time we left for home, this had become "our cafe". The apfelstrudel was the best that we tasted during our two weeks in Austria! You choose from the... More 

Thank Rebecca M
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Breakfast were pretty sumptuous, depending on what you order (average is around 8 euros). They served authentic coffee which is nicely brewed. Service was average and they have an English menu too.

Thank Jing Wen C
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Located in the 7th district--Neubau neighborhood. We ordered 2 cooked scrambled eggs with bits of bacon (probably Canadian-style bacon see photo) for €4,10 or you can get bits of ham instead or order 3 eggs; 2 slices of wheat bread for €1,20 (it wasn't toasted, but we probably could have asked) and a Croissant for €1,60; Hot Tea (Earl Grey)... More 

Thank Homeschool_Mom_Patti
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely Café with lovely coffee & breakfast! We were a group of 8 pers, and were delighted about the place. You should know the coffee specialilities upfront. Nice service also.

Thank John_JonesBerlin
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Authentic local cafe. Sadly no smoking indoors. Large breakfast platters for around 9€ depending what you choose. Bread, ham, cheese kinda thing. Perfectly fine. Will probably do breakfast there again tomorrow.

Thank Claudia C
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Authentic Viennese Cafe that does not try to be hip. Cafe Jelinek offers an excellent assortment of cakes and desserts in addition to good coffee. Its worn look adds to its causal atmosphere. It's a great place to relax, chat, or just read.

Thank 0Fernando0
Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this little gem one night and returned the next day for coffee and cakes. The atmosphere is great, seems undecorated since 1950 but the old stove and the piles of papers give this coffee house real charm. The coffee and cakes were great but it is the ambience we will remember. Warning do not expect a Starbucks... More 

Thank Jpt68
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great place for coffee and cake. Great cake too. Looks unchanged since the 1950's. Off centre but much more relaxed and cheaper than the cafes in ther city centre, and you will probably just find locals here. A lovely rerlaxed astmosphere in a highly traditional cafe environment.

Thank tony a
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank dobijslinger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5, Vienna 1060, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Mariahilf
  • Neighborhood: Mariahilf
  • Phone Number: (0) 1 597 41 13

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Staying in Mariahilf

Neighborhood Profile
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.