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Cafe Central

) #7 of 102 Dessert in Vienna #42 of 3,799 Places to Eat in Vienna $$ - $$$ German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (1,029 reviews)
“apple strudel” (213 reviews)
“pastry” (97 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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1 - 10 of 3,631 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be aware that there can be a queue to enter, however it moves quite fast. For this type of 'touristic' place, the food was very nice and reasonable priced. As there are a lot of people inside, sometimes it was difficult to call the waiter....More

Thank Damienkl2015
Reviewed yesterday

The Cafe Central is rightfully a Viennese icon. The interior is stunning, the location central and the external architecture is impressive. However, my recent visit to the cafe with my wife for cake and coffee was not pleasant. First, I observed our waiter using boorish...More

Thank DMfromNewYork
Reviewed yesterday

Because of the history of this café it is worth visiting, but be prepared to queue to get in (especially during lunchtime). The café has a great selection of cakes and food but as one would expect, it being a tourist magnet comes with a...More

Thank Bridget J
Reviewed yesterday

I would advise trying to book a table here, We arrived and had to wait 15 minutes for a table, Staff very polite, They took our order but forgot to put the food in and after 30 minutes we asked again and they apologized. Our...More

Thank FunJustJustin
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely sit inside and saviour the interior . Its hard to choose from the range of cakes of display - ours with perfect. There's a sense of humour in this café too.

Thank jane_norma
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a feast for the eyes and the stomach! Fabulous cakes and pastries in a stylish, decadent setting! A must for coffee house lovers

Thank MaxP53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great cafe serving breakfast lunch and dinner at reasonable prices in a traditional setting. Cakes are a specially. Well worth a visit

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 days ago

You feel as if you've stepped back in time when you eat at this beautiful café/restaurant. The room is lovely, the food very good. It is a busy place and the service can be slow.

Thank hokona
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very very nice place, very nice atmosfere, high class service and ambiance.It is an must see and be.

Thank rogernico67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Cafe in Viennas old town centre, service is dutifully servile, coffee is one of the worst in Vienna!

Thank Blossy100
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this child friendly please with high chair?
9 March 2017|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Lueyloo, thank you for your question. We do have high chairs for children. Please ask our headwaiter on the entrance to prepare a table with high chair. We look forward to welcome you! Best regards, your Café... More
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I am coming to Vienna on 10th November for the weekend for my 60th Birthday with my husband and 2 close friends. Are we able to book a table for 4 at your restaurant for coffee and cakes around 4pm. Many thanks Mair Walker
5 February 2017|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Mair Walker, thank you for your request. We are kindly ask you to send reservation request to following email-adress: cafe.central@palaisevents.at We are looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards, your... More
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We would like to book a table for a special birthday - just for afternoon tea - cakes, sandwiches, tea, coffee etc. This would be for Friday 7/4/17. Is this possible? Thank you
22 January 2017|
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Response from Noga M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can book tha tt far ahead, but try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5333763
  • E-mail
This famous traditional café with its 130 year history was first opened in 1876 and at the turn of the 20th century it was a popular meeting point for leading lights in the world of art, literature, politics and science such as Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud, Peter Altenberg and Leo Trotzki. Then, like today, the legendary literature café was a meeting point for all ages, regular guests, Viennese locals and visitors. Unique architecture combined with the best coffee specialities, classic Viennese cuisine and finest home-made pastries make every visit a special experience. Daily Live Piano Music from 5pm on! Reservations are strongly recommended to avoid waiting time - upon availability. Many thanks in advance for your understanding!
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