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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (854 reviews)
“apple strudel” (218 reviews)
“pastry” (104 reviews)
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10:00 - 22:00All hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like your architecture, history and coffee with cake this place will not disappoint service was first class, to avoid queuing to get a table inside I would recommend visiting before lunch otherwise be prepared for a little wait.

Thank John D
Reviewed yesterday

A delightful experience, mostly for tourists but it was nice to see some regulars here too. The cake selection is just exquisite to look at, and pretty good to taste too. The kaiserschmarrn was a yummy meal in itself, and there is also a small...More

Thank Nelly-6
Reviewed yesterday

The place is easy lo find, very central near a metro station. The food is excellent and the attention is good. Highly recommended.

Thank Juliana R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must go for tourist, so can imagine the quality is not very high, need to go earlier on the weekend avoid the queue, the waiter forgot our orange juice, when we mention to him, he brought the orange but double counted on our invoice,...More

Thank Pigme P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you visit Vienna, wish to experience a true Vienna's style of coffee/tea and a cake, and get reminded of the Austrian elegance-devoted cultural heritage- this the place! You may need patience, as sometimes there is a big lineup to get in, but you will...More

Thank Sanya2007Wien
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The room is very majestic & beautiful. We only had to wait a few minutes & the staff were very friendly & efficient. We had a light lunch which was v tasty & the cakes were wonderful!

Thank CallySydney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I cannot fault this cafe, the service, the staff or the food. Without doubt the best place visited. 100% recommend.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only went for the novelty as it was recommended by our tour guide. We had the Kaiserschmarn and the chocolate cake with icecream. Delicious. Gorgeous interior and live music. Bit pricey though.

Thank Liv B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there for dinner and it was sheer delight. The food was excellent and the atmosphere entrancing with a piano player accompanying your food. We started with the stake tartar which was delicious. Pam had the liver with onions and mash potato which was...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is one of the most beautiful cafes I hav ever been, in a traditional viennese style, you think you enter another century. The coffee is perfect, cakes are wonderfull, and the service is as it shoud be. It is just perfect. Don;t miss it.

Thank Marc A
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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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