I used to go 10 - 15 years ago when I lived in Vienna and Mr and Mrs Havelka were still alive. I remember Mrs Havelka who was already in her late 70s or 80s greeting me at the door and taking me by the end to a table (I was not a kid). Prices were never low as this cafe but that was to be expected as it is close to Stephansdome in the heart of Vienna.
I went recently to Vienna on vacation and to my disappointment this has become a tourist trap. The atmosphere is nice (antique and worn out decadence) and the buchteln the cafe is famous are still good.
However paying 17 Euros for 2 coffees and a little plate of buchteln is truly a rip off. Service is horrible as it has always been (even when the founders were alive, they used to employ a waiter that had become a legend for his rudeness)
Stay away. there are many other cafes a little farther away that are more reasonably priced and have an authentic Viennese atmosphere
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