Photo courtesy of Café Hawelka
Enjoy true Vienna dining at Café Hawelka
The 1930s Café Hawelka was a haunt for actor Oskar Werner and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the 1950s and ’60s. Order buchteln (fruit-filled sweet rolls), and caffeinate with a strong cup of mokka.
By Everett Potter, AFAR Contributor
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Warm ambience at Cafe Hawelka
Opened by Leopold Hawelka in 1939, this cafe has a bohemian vibe with warm wood panels and dimly lit hanging globe lamps. During it's early years it was frequented by artists and performers such as Oskar Werner and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It was owned by Leopold and Josefine Hawelka until their deaths in 2011 and 2005 respectively.
By Zac Steger, AFAR Local Expert
Dine while time passes you by in Cafe Hawelka
Hawelka Café is located at Dorotheergasse 2, 1010 Wien. They opened their doors in 1936, and were home to the art scene visited by the likes of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Ernst Fuchs, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Udo Jürgens, Andy Warhol, and Peter Ustinov. Grab a table, a newspaper and stay as long as you like. Some make the coffee house their office. A visit to any of Vienna’s coffee houses is a must for every visitor. Best way to see locals in their natural state.
Dorotheergasse 6, 1010 Wien, Austria
+43 1 5128230
Sun 10am - 12am
Mon - Thur 8am - 12am
Fri, Sat 8am - 1am