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Cafe Central

Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (968 reviews)
“apple strudel” (263 reviews)
“pastry” (118 reviews)
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German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

We had to queue outside to enter this cafe (and it was freezing- happy it was worthy). When you enter, you can see a lot of cakes, not expensive (around 4-5€ per stuck) in which you can make your choice. You can also pick something...More

Thank Nin C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on Sunday evening and enjoyed dinner (tasty but not outstanding) and some of their stunning patisserie. A pianist was playing. Beautiful surroundings, reminiscent of centuries gone by. Wonderful!

Thank nowvoyager22
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited quite late, around 8pm on a Saturday night, and even though it was busy, we had no trouble getting in. The interior really needs to be seen to be appreciated, it is actually quite stunning. Equally stunning are the cakes on display! We...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 3 days ago

The service was exceptional, together with the ambience inside Cafe Central. I mus remark that I was there just for a coffee and a typical Viennese desert and they were super good! I really enjoyed the atmosphere which happened to be on Valentines day accompanied...More

Thank Ayrton P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, lovely...my philosophy book and I had a great time! There is a slight wait time, but the servers did try to seat everyone. I informed my waiter that I am vegan, but there was still a mix up with my meal. However, they tried...More

Thank letsgo1234567
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was worth to wait 20 mum to get in. Place is very nice old fashion design and the food is also tasty of course especially cakes:)

Thank kryszna80
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the "monuments" of my list in Wien and it didn't disappoint me. We had cake... and more cake... and then more cake. It's very difficult to decide from the variety they have, so we ended up having a cake-lunch. Amazing cakes,...More

Thank F-Alves
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just happened upon Café Central mid morning on our first day in Vienna. We decided to order two of the special breakfasts although €16 each they were well worth the price very fresh and nicely displayed. The service was excellent no rushing, you can...More

Thank Woollymuffs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We hit lucky with no queuing outside to get in. Waited 5 mins and then seated. We had a lovely coffee and cakes and left just as the piano player was about to strike up. Service first rate and efficient as is everywhere in Vienna....More

Thank FortyEngland
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an excellent place. We arrived just after opening time and still stood in the line outside waiting to be seated for good 20minutes. Had breakfast and it was great, though! Scrambled eggs with lemon toast and salmon, yummie! And of course a taste...More

Thank deVries2016
CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us especially our breakfast and our service staff. We gladly forward your review to our kitchen and service departments. We want to thank you for your...More

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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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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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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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 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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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