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“Great coffee, great atmosphere, but not cheap!”
Review of Cafe Hawelka

Cafe Hawelka
Ranked #46 of 77 Coffee & Tea in Vienna
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Inner City
Dublin
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great coffee, great atmosphere, but not cheap!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Wonderful coffee and oddly delicious Buchteln! Oddly? Well try enticing a svelte companion with " a soggy yeast dumpling stuffed with apricot jam". Mouth-wateringly gorgeous! They give you a whole plate - always an odd number person - to test your manners. Wonderful coffee, oh did I say that already? All with a great sense of comfort that you can only get in a favourite shabby armchair or snuggling up to a favourite dog. Relaxing atmosphere in spite of the determinedly surly waiter, who, without a trace of shame, always asks for his tip, and usually gets it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Heard they could be unfriendly but have rarely had a problem when traveling so we went anyway. Tried to order but just ignored when I asked for menu in English. Obviously they do well because they had plenty of business. They just won't get any business from us. Too many other places that treat customers better.

  • Visited May 2014
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Palo Alto
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great goulash, great service”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

OK so the walls look a little gritty and ancient. That's true. But we came in with little time to spare before going to the opera. They served us some delicious goulash and managed to get us out and on our way in time. Very friendly, if gruff service. Clearly a Vienna institution!

  • Visited April 2014
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Vienne-le-Chateau, France
1 review
“NO CATALOGUE.NO RECEIPT......”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

althougt the nice atmosphere,very unprofessional tactic for a cafe-bistrot,bad quality of coffee,medium to bad sweets(some kind of donuts...5 pieces 10 euros,) and a toilet paper as a receipt and menu wich neither of them came to my hands...really overpriced and really not reccomended..spoiled all the nice picture of vienne.

  • Visited April 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good EXPENSIVE Coffee Experience!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

No menu so beware when you order beverages and sweets at this historic spot! Wait staff was cordial enough but 18.2 Euros (plus tip which the waiter ASKED for!!) for two Einspanners and one dessert was more than we had in mind! We will stick with Cafe Central and other inner city spots in the future!

  • Visited April 2014
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