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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
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Harrington, Australia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended to us by our guide. The experience was exactly what we expected from an authentic Viennese coffee house. The coffee was great and the Sacher Torte was divine. 9.10 euros for the cake and coffee per person.

Thank 49philt
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many cafes in Wien. Hawelka is one of the most authentic one. There is no menu (u have to read it from the blackboard). Very delicious coffee comparing to other famous ones with only beautiful decoration.

Thank Hanchi G
Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe Hawelka is a perfect place to relax, sip a coffee, and people watch. It is a perfect location near Stephanplatz. No menu but they offer typical cafe items. I had a coffee with milk which was perfect. The best part is the people watching. Families, businessmen, shoppers, tourists and others walk by in a steady stream. Many people... More 

Thank John H
Danbury, Connecticut
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken to the cafe by a friend living in Vienna and this is were locals go. There is no written menu, the waiter will tell what they have. Our friend speaks the language so we had no problem. Soup, sandwiches and pastries were good. The service was Ok since they only have a couple of waiters but the... More 

Thank nettuno07
Athens, Greece
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to enjoy your coffee in the very center of the city. The disadvantage is that there is no menu available so as to choose what would you like to order. So you have to give your order with no picture about the prices. The service tries to guide you but in a stressful way. When we asked for... More 

2 Thank adrenalinegr
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was terrible.I don't like this cafe Hawelka. I was waiting for a long time.and I asked stuff about Menu and Order many times. but stuffs ignored me.....I couldn't order and drink...I was sad...I never go again. るるぶに”老舗店で有名”と載っていたので、行ってみました。 まず結論から、「スタッフの対応が最悪で、結局何も飲まずにお店を出てしまいました。」 いくら待っても注文も取りに来ない。注文のことを聞きたくて4度声をかけましたが、忙しそうにして相手にしてくれませんでしたし、怖かった、、、 カウンターにも足を運んでも「スタッフが行くから待ってろ」とのこと、、、 カフェってこんなにハードル高いものなの!?wその後も相当待ちましたが、こんな所で飲む気がなくなり、飲まずに出てしまいました。 悲しい、、二度と行きません。

Thank Takanashi A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their pastries are not good at all. The apfelstrudel was dry and not tasty. I can make it better myself. The cafe itself and the interiour is completely worn down and extremely ugly. Service was OK. Avoid at all costs!!!!!!

Thank Siffrediwannab
Amman, Jordan
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very busy cafe, or its just becasue it was saturday, it is typical vienna style, has really good coffee and the traditional pastries. It is very cozy and the service is very good there, it was our last destination before leaving Vienna and it was awesome. Doesnt accept cards only cash

Thank Majd H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't even go and try anything. No need to waste time and money here. The cakes are not delicious and the staff are very rude

Thank mertkasim
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a famous place in a very central location, just off the Hoffburg palace complex. We went there on Sunday morning and, quite surprisingly, got a place straight away. This place is not at all like the grand cafes. There is no menu ( not sure why they can't have one, surely it would be easier than to keep... More 

Thank Tatania77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Austrian, Cafe, European
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 centre. 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.
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