Jelinek is a cozy neighborhood café off Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna's District 6. The high-ceilinged establishment opened in 1910 and the weathered interior is proof that little has changed here in the past century. In fact, that fireplace at the center of the space still provides much of the heating in the cold months (customers occasionally toss in a few logs to keep the flames alive).
Jelinek serves breakfast food all day, but you’re here mainly for the ambiance – try to score a table in one of the snug corners with plush chairs. Customers are a mix of local hipsters, neighborhood residents, and an increasing number of tourists. Prices are higher than what you’d expect, but the vibes make up for it.