Among the plethora of cozy places in Vienna to read newspapers and while away the hours—the essence of what Vienna café life is all about—Café Hawelka is as genuine as it gets. Though it’s tucked into a small street right in the heart of the poshest part of the Inner City, the café is a bit scruffy, which only adds to its charm. Opened in the 1930s, Hawelka drew writers and artists who gathered to share intrigues through the cold war days. A small bust pays tribute to Hawelka's husband-and-wife founders, Leopold and Josefine, whose recent deaths drew major media tributes. Besides traditional Viennese coffees, the café is known for its rolls filled with poppy seeds or sweet jam.