Café Leopold Hawelka

Top choice coffee in The Hofburg & Around

Opened in 1939 by Leopold and Josefine Hawelka, whose son Günter still bakes the house-speciality Buchteln (sweet jam-filled, sugar-dusted yeast rolls) to Josefine's secret recipe today, this low-lit, picture-plastered coffee house is a living slice of Viennese history. It was once the hang-out of artists and writers – Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Elias Canetti, Arthur Miller and Andy Warhol included.

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