We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Hawelka

#67 of 118 Dessert in Vienna#1,131 of 4,034 Places to Eat in Vienna
$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“plum jam” (9 reviews)
“viennese coffee” (16 reviews)
“apfelstrudel” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
Austrian, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,436)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 637 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cafe tucked away in an alley off the busy pedestrian section of Vienna’s old quarters. We simply wanted a traditional Viennese meal and our tour guide walked us by this spot earlier in the day. We luckily stumbled back upon it by accident and...More

Thank RobbyVC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are smart modern restaurants and cafes in Vienna, but this was rich in old Viennese charm, I echo "old style service" review plus the owner-Gunther Hawelka introduced himself and gave us the history beginning with his father Leopold. Cosy ambience in this Jewish quarter.

Thank Nunnsenior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon melange and sacher torte in this dark and intimidate coffee house. Very busy, the waiters are a bit surly (in true Vienna coffee house style) but it was enjoyable.

Thank Stevie70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Hawelka has been My regular coffee house in Vienna for many many years and never fails to impress me. With it's long history and the authentic atmosphere it is ny far the best coffee house in Vienna for a Melange or other refreshment.

Thank Knuhe4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go in and get 2 coffees and the best apple strudel you will ever have €18.70 total or 2 of each. Highly recommend

Thank ulinbac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this cafe for our first strudel in Vienna and were not disappointed. We were served by a very efficient waiter who managed a large section professionally and courteously. We shared two strudels between three, with cream, accompanied by black coffees. All was delicious....More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee was over roasted. The strudel was not fresh. The stuff acted like he wanted us to go. At the end he even informed us the tip is not included and asked us if we want to round up a 17 euro bill to...More

Thank lucianb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly not to everyone's taste but Hawelka is a great slice of history in central Vienna, it feels like the most authentic of the classic cafes somehow, less upscale than eg Landtmann, less polished than eg Museum and with few concessions to modernity. The coffee...More

Thank martindp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Hawelka is a great place. It is as comfortable as the den of your house - locals sit for hours reading newspapers and solving the problems of the world and tourists like me go in to soak up drops of history and culture. We...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

VERY RUDE waiters. Waited 25 mins to be served and when we were going to pay, the guy asked me "would you like to leave a tip" and showed me the screen of the iPad he had with a white "TIP" label and I said...More

Thank Mylo F
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 358 hotels in Vienna
Graben Hotel
750 reviews
.02 km away
Pertschy Palais Hotel
631 reviews
.11 km away
Pension Neuer Markt
346 reviews
.12 km away
DO & CO Hotel Vienna
726 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ilona Stuberl
889 reviews
.07 km away
1,133 reviews
.04 km away
Reinthaler's Beisl
1,129 reviews
.01 km away
Osteria Pronto da Salvo
184 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Center of Vienna
15,445 reviews
.08 km away
Plague Column (Pestsaule)
445 reviews
.09 km away
Jewish Museum Vienna (Judisches Museum der Stadt Wien)
315 reviews
.09 km away
Billa Corso im Herrnhuterhaus
41 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Hawelka staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe, European
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorotheergasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing