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Wiener Kaffeehaus

$$ - $$$European, , Cafe
Svobody prosp. 12, Lviv 79008, Ukraine
322 235 87 21
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“dumplings” (3 reviews)
“egg yolk” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Central European, Cafe, Eastern European, Ukrainian
$$ - $$$
Svobody prosp. 12, Lviv 79008, Ukraine
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed July 11, 2017

We had a great family dinner in this restaurant. Dishes are delicious and perfectly served, nice service and inspirational music

Thank OLga D
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It's a truly amazing place! I keep coming back there whenever I'm in Lviv just to have their famous coffee with egg yolk. They have wide selection of coffees that represent high quality and fantastic desserts. The staff is very polite and friendly, which, along...More

Thank Magdalena K
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Wiener Kaffeehaus since 1999 when I first traveled to Lviv. In those days it was only the wealthy locals who frequented the place and the few very few tourists who visited Lviv in those days. As my wife comes...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

We first saw this cafe whilst on a guided tour as it is the oldest Austrian-style coffee house in Lviv. We decided to go in for coffee, the inside is very charming and old-fashioned and the coffee is great. The menu is in Ukrainian and...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

It is a great coffee house but also a decent cheap restaurant. I always go there for a late meal and a drink after visiting the Philharmonic Concert Hall or the Opera. The beer (1715) is excellent and the simple pub food is great. The...More

Thank NormskiB
Reviewed November 9, 2016

I went here to drink espresso before the Start, because was a downpour. I met a good attitude porter, good espresso and very impressed with the wonderful portrait of Emperor in interior. It is one of the oldest establishments in the city.

Thank Viktor K
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Very good coffee (espacially ,suprise' with egg yolk). Good customers service, although we waited for our food more than 20 minutes. Nice atmosphere, good location, cheap prices.

Thank Piotr K
Reviewed September 3, 2016

I went to this restaurant with a friend, for a lunch. The food was rather unremarkable, and we were absolutely appalled by the rude, Soviet-stile service by the waitress named Svitlana. This lady first brought my friend the wrong food (not what she had ordered)....More

Thank gienek_nottingham
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Slow service but tasty food. They only had three different types of coffee out of 10 in the menu(espresso,americano, and one more).We had to wait for a long time for the bill. In terms of price it was good. If you are not staying at...More

1  Thank emir t
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This has been one of my favourites in Lviv! Wonderful authentic atmosphere like in one of the coffee houses in Vienna. Great food and wide range of drinks and coffees, very friendly and welcoming staff.

Thank steph1871
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Central European, Cafe, Eastern European, Ukrainian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Svobody prosp. 12, Lviv 79008, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Lviv Oblast  >  Lviv
  • Phone Number: 322 235 87 21
History of Wiener KaffeehausIn 1829 merchant Karl Hartmann began building stone mansion of Viennese coffee house. In 1847, the wife of Mr. Hartmann Klimentina continued family business, later inherited by her daughter Irene Ryustel. In 1870 the coffee house belonged to the couple Antonio and Jenovefa Ziber. Mrs. Ziber opened a buffet in Viennese coffee house which sold delicious Viennese strudel and famous throughout Lviv home-made biscuits.Among the clientele of the coffee house were the brightest figures of contemporary city. Mykhaylo Hrushevsky, General Tarnavskyi, Stanislav Lyudkevych, ethnographers Volodymyr Okhrymovych and Volodymyr Gnatyuk and even famous writer Ivan Franko who did not like “pubs and restaurants” often visited “Vienna” for a cup of coffee and daily press.Famous Polish science fiction writer and native Lvivite Stanislaw Lem mentioned Viennese coffee house in his book “The High Castle”. Every morning on his way to school, in order not to be late he checked the time. The first orientation point was the electric clock near the coffee house, and the next one was the City Hall Tower clock on the Market Square.Viennese coffee house has always been a meeting point for business people - famous Lvivites, officials while outside under the clock beloved ones, couples and students used to meet. One of the Lviv songs of that time says: “Old emerites, ladies and batyars – sing with me all at once! Date under the “Vienna” - who in their lives hadn’t got it ever!”.
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