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Cafe Jelinek

Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5, Vienna 1060, Austria
+43 1 5974113
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  • Average4%
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“cakes” (6 reviews)
“torte” (2 reviews)
“english menu” (5 reviews)
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Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5, Vienna 1060, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well...from the first sign you wouldn't probably understand it as it is looks like old Soviet apartments. We use to live in one like this in very old and architectural building build in 19th century...but imagine this kind of apartment which have never been renovated...More

Thank Tamilla A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my coffee, croissant & scrambled eggs with ham. I thought this was a lovely cafe and will definitely return. The restaurant was well staffed and clean. I do recommend going here.

Thank Kitty2222
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Visited one evening in August...was quite full...but we managed a table outside. Had cafe melange and an apple strudel. The strudel was rather large and filling. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Ronnie010
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A short walk from the shopping district of Mariahilfer Strasse and you'll find this cosy, time-tested gem of a cafe. All the food is good, but the cakes are stellar, as is the coffee. furnishings, wallpaper, atmosphere all authentic to what one might expect of...More

Thank Lorenzo Z
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, being attentive at all times. If the weather's good then do sit outside and enjoy the peaceful ambience.

Thank Bill Kidd M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've been here with two friends for an hour. we all enjoyed different brunch options (also some for vegetarians available) and fresh coffee. It's a nice, relaxing atmosphere with cozy couches, lots of decoration and friendly staff. A very calming place, we could've stayed forever....More

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Typical place for an idea how these places all looked 50 years ago. The tapistry has not been changed since 1960 but I liked it. Good place to read a news paper. Service is ok for Vienna

Thank AdvanHeijst
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Right around the corner from our hotel, we stumbled upon the Jelinek by accident . . . and went back practically every day for a week. You can tell it's been frequented - and enjoyed - by generations of Viennese. It's one of those places...More

Thank regoris
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Not modern but very traditional, full of people talking, reading, studying. Good breakfasts and snacks. Friendly staff. A great place to relax and enjoy

Thank Yakimov
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely an old style café with a lot of character. However, it would benefit from a little refresh, and maybe a bit higher quality in service and possibly food (I tried a below average quality but definitely homemade Linder Torte: almost no jam, lots of...More

Thank PacificBlackBird
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 centre. One of the most historic sites in the
area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with
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2 January 2015|
Response from Matthew V | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember a full menu while I was there. I just searched for a website and they have one. There appears to be a menu, but it's not in English. Many Austrians, especially the younger generation, speak at least a little... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Mariahilf
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5974113
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