About Us

Our History

100 Jahre Altes Wiener Erbe

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.

Take a seat, lean back, enjoy an invigorating coffee with cake or fortify yourself with a crispy house-style Wiener Schnitzel. We look forward to your visit!

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A coffee with a special history

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In the heart of vienna

The inner city of Vienna, the 1. district, is filled with impressive, historic architecture like the St. Stephen's Cathedral, the town hall or the Vienna State Opera. The Vienna ring road, the boulevard of Vienna, the street where you can find all those historic and unmissable buildings, is a World Heritage Site after all.

It is always worth a visit and for your sightseeing break or the finale of you wonderful tour we love to invite you to our traditional Kaffee Alt Wien on the Bärengasse!