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Inner City
0.1 km from Historic Center of Vienna
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After-hours, Drinks
Austrian, Cafe, European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During my short time in Vienna I wanted to try and visit the most recommended coffee houses. This one was like stepping back in time. Really old school decor, wonderful staff and coffee. They don't take card so make sure you have cash. Definitely one...of the more friendlier places, only thing I didn't like is that the tables are too close together.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is amazing. A retro decoration that takes you in another century, professional service, excellent coffee and sweets. One of the reasons to come back to Vienna

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021 via mobile

Very comfy old-aesthetic place. Coffee was really nice, apfel struddle was also super nice and the prices and little details completed the rest.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely place, great coffee, looks like a museum. This place is how we feel spirit of Vienna, we hope, we will come back soon!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

The best Wiener Melange I’ve ever had. Great service and nice location. Can recommend Café Hawelka to everyone, who loves drinking a good coffee.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

I think the patrons/ staff of Hawelka Cafe have confused filth with character and surliness with charm ...... coffee tastes the same as anywhere else.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020

Their mélange was superb and their cherry-pie was something to die for. We visited this place the very morning we were leaving Vienna and I am so glad we did so. I will definitely visit Hawelka every time I arrive in Vienna.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

The coffee was good. Wait staff was unfriendly and have a poor sense of humor. They accepts only cash and there is no menu (He is the menu).

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Recently, on a trip to Vienna we wanted to experience the “cafe culture”. We went to Cafe Hawelka as our introductory place. It was amazing... chalkboard menu and bow tied waiters. The selection was outstanding. We chose to go back after an evening concert and...enjoyed a similar positive experience!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020

I went there with friends as we saw online that it had good review and the place was very busy. A person who seemed like the manager there tried to find a place for us to sit, however the first thing that was off about...this place was that he proposed we sat at the same time as a random couple as there was nowhere else to sit. We did not want to sit on a small table with random people. He was doing this to everyone that walked in after us. He clearly was trying to make as much money as possible by having random people literally sat on each other. We were lucky enough to find our own table after two minutes of just standing there and when we sat down we were not attended to by the waiter and when we finally caught his attention and asked for a menu he very rudely just pointed to a spot on the wall BEHIND us and left. When we looked, we could vaguely see a chalk board with some stuff written in German behind a cupboard. We couldn’t see a thing and didn’t know how to order or what. He never gave us attention or asked us what we wanted. We decided that we would leave at that point due to the disgusting service at this place. When the manager and waiter noticed us standing up and getting ready to leave, while we were gathering or stuff they stood next to us and gestured vulgarly with their hands towards us. I have never been treated this way anywhere else before.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Cafe Hawelka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4