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Cafe Central

Herrengasse 14, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
43 (1) 533376424
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As featured in 3 days in Vienna
Ranked #32 of 2,689 restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Austrian, European, Dessert, German, Continental, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

By the time you enter the cafe you understand that you are at the right place for sweet and a coffee break!!! The sweets are amazing, the best we tried in Vienna, and the selection of coffees is also very good.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Cafe Central is worth a visit, if only for the fact that it is one of the few restaurants open on Sunday, and is air-conditioned. The food is average - they rely upon their reputation and tourist appeal rather than quality of food. It may be different in Winter. However, the service is very professional and the ambiance is Old... More

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South Florida, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Come here if you want a classic historical Viennese cafe. Just had dessert, but that was plenty. You look in the case of elegantly decorated slices of cake, & then let your waiter know what # cake you'd like. Mine had delicate chocolate layers with mousse & gold pieces on top. Atmosphere is like non other.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very disappointed. There is a "please wait to be seated" sign. I waited for 10 minutes and no one came until a white couple came in and stood behind me. A hostess guided them but not me. I am an Asian by the way. She took their orders but not mine. I eventually had to call her and ask her... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited here as it was directly adjacent to our hotel and we had heard great things of Vienna's coffee houses. On arrival we stood near the doorway expecting to be seated and generally admiring the grandiose interior - I believe it is a former palace of some member of the nobility and looks as much. Initially the waiting staff... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Delightful historic cafe. On a 34 degree day the aircon inside was wonderdul. We shared an applestrudel which we both felt was outstanding. Service was efficient and friendly. The general ambience can best be described as elegant, comfortable and relaxed.

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Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stood at the entrance to wait for someone to show us to the table. Many staff walked pass us but didn't bother to say they will attend to us soon. Most staff were unfriendly and I'm not sure if it is because we were not Caucasian. They were only busy serving the rest. We also wanted to buy some... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Relaxed atmosphere, I could have spent the whole afternoon here. Great selection of cakes which I did not try as I fancied savoury. Handy for the museums when in need of recovery.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is fantastic - cake selection from heaven, newspaper stand with about 30 papers, coffee delivered in 2 minutes and the quality of coffee is a top notch! Visit if you are after typical Viennese cafe experience!

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Chicago, IL
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of the most wonderful and unique cultural spots in Vienna! With beautiful 19th century interior with live piano music, and gorgeous plates and pastries, it was heaven. The service was very accommodating and it feels like you're back in a different era. Enjoy!

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