Kaffee Alt Wien – Living tradition since 1922, in the 1. district in the inner city of Vienna
Welcome to Kaffee Alt Wien!
Do you know Kaffe Alt Wien in the heart of Vienna? No? Then we like to introduce you: When you are standing in the shadow of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, listening to the sound of the Bummering and the clapping of the hooves of the Viennese carriage horses, then you are only a few feet away from the Bäckerstraße 9. Here in the heart of Vienna sits our Kaffee Alt Wien. A coffee house with a very special, nearly hundred-year-old history.
The Kaffee Alt Wien was founded on the 14. October 1922 and was inherited by Leopold Hawelka and his wife Josefine in 1936, one day after their marriage. They operated the Kaffee Alt Wien until 1939, then they moved to the Dorotheergasse and there they purchased the Café Ludwig, which is known today as Café Hawelka. Ever since 1939 Kaffee Alt Wien is kept as a family business. In the Eighties the café turned into a night café. Because of the late business hours, but also the outside appearance – walls plastered with posters – and the dim lighting, the café is barely distinguishable from a pub.