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Cafe Central

Herrengasse 14, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
+43 1 533376324
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Ranked #61 of 2,912 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Austrian, Bakery, European, Dessert, German, Continental, Café
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This famous traditional cafe 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 cafe was a meeting point for all ages. Unique architecture combined with the best coffee specialities, classic Viennese cuisine and finest home-made pastries make every visit a special experience.
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Wow, we stumbled into this cafe by surprise, walked in and were in awe of the beautiful ceilings and the room. We got seated, ordered our coffee and pastries, and once again were surprised the pastries were so good. We already knew coffee in Vienna is fantastic so that was sort of like expected :) to make it clear, both... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Any visitor to Austria knows that vfm is not that easy in the capital. Restaurants and cafés are numerous, and it's easy to spend a fortune. But a two course set lunch for €10.40? Surely it must be awful... But no. Hold that scepticism. Central Café has a different set menu every day, with a choice of two main courses.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Impressive decoration and interior. You may feel as if your are in a historical movie. Good till now, BUT; We ate apfelstrudel. The service took some time. The taste was definetely "deeply frozen" apple. The behaviour of service stuff is rude. My advice; go there, walk inside, see the interior, for apfelstrudel find somewhere else.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The cakes are very good, but also expensive. This is an expensive place. For two cakes and two drinks you have to pay at least 20 euros. The place is very central, so it is very crowded very often and noisy, so you may not find always a free table. The waiters are a bit arrogant. We were here three... More 

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Orange County, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This place had amazing decor and live piano entertainment. We ordered English breakfast tea, Viennese style coffee, and traditional apple strudel around 4pm. The service was ok- they were either really busy or purposely ignoring us, not sure. I would definitely come back here for the ambiance though! This place is a true Austrian restaurant.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

one of the oldest cafes in Vienna, it´s part of most sightseeing tours. It´s a must see, very classical, oldstyled of course.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Historical cafe located in central location of Vienna. Cakes are wonderfull and also very tasty. staff is so, so , slightly arrogant. Ambiance is nice, but athmosphere I liken more at Cafe Pruckl.

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We liked it a lot, been there 4 times in 1 week.. Tasty cakes, nicely decorated. Live music in the evenings, Polite and helpful waiters. highly recommended.

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Moscow, Russia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I can not say that food was something special - just really good/ But the visit there is a must if you want to feel old Vienna!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lovely cafe, very relaxed. The food was good. Service could have been a bit better but they were completely full so its probably fine most days! Nice stop for lunch. Great little patisserie bar!

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Address: Herrengasse 14, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 533376324
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Innere Stadt
Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
Cuisine: Austrian, Bakery, European, Dessert, German, Continental, Café

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