utorok 1. novembra 2011

Visit: Cafe Hawelka in Vienna

After long time I am posting something else than a wedding :-). For my birthday in October, I took a day trip to Vienna with my friend Petra. We are lucky to be living so close, a train ride is just an hour. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a stroll through Vienna. We planned to see several things, but one thing we wanted for sure was a coffee break in the famous Cafe Hawelka. 
Cafe Hawelka was opened by Leopold Hawelka in 1939 and operated together with his wife Josefine. It became a popular spot for writers and artists, and it still has its unique atmosphere. Josefine died in 2005 after working in the cafe for 66 years with her husband. Mr. Leopold Hawelka can still (sometimes) be spotted there greeting his guests (we didn't see him unfortunately).
We made Cafe Hawelka our last stop before catching the train back home and enjoyed every minute of it. Actually we were lucky to find a free table, it is always full (it is so popular and unique it became a tourist spot).  Feels like you step back in time, the waiters (I think its only men) were dressed like from old time movies and behaving the same :-). If you get a chance, have a coffee and home made strudel or something else there and feel the history. I am planning another trip to Vienna during Christmas time, and I will definitely have my coffee there. 
The Cafe is hidden in a side street in the inner city at the address Dorotheergasse 6. Here is their website.

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