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Cafe Imperial

#202 of 2,953 Restaurants in Vienna
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Austrian, Delicatessen, Dessert, Contemporary
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Karntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 50110389
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wasted time...

The coffee was tasteless, to much water was inside. The ordered French Toast was only a few slices of bread, soaked in eggs, no sugar, or something else.. The taste was interesting, maybe the oil what they used for the frying wasn't clear, or there was also something else inside before.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
kiralygabor
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Vienna, Austria
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The coffee was tasteless, to much water was inside. The ordered French Toast was only a few slices of bread, soaked in eggs, no sugar, or something else.. The taste was interesting, maybe the oil what they used for the frying wasn't clear, or there was also something else inside before.

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Fresno
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not overly stuffy -- but a the hotel itself is gorgeous. I especially liked the Imperial Torte. And the veal goulash is sublime.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was deeply disappointed at the service here. After enjoying Coffee at the lobby, we decided to buy the Imperial Torte to go. When I ask it to a guy in a long coat (looked like a chief or manager, anyway senior), he just told me "there isn't a box for that now." Then I looked into a different part... More 

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klauchr, General Manager at Cafe Imperial, responded to this review

Dear “Daijinman”, Thank you very much for being our guest last December. Since 1873 our hotel has been a hallmark for excellence in hospitality and for highest customer service standards and products. This is a heritage which we are all very proud of and are very much aware of the responsibility and expectations that come with this reputation. We are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Delicious torte, amazing coffee and really great service - it's pricey but a lovely atmosphere. This is the place to come if you want to take a torte home - they come in a variety of presentation boxes. The coffees were very expensive (I think two coffees came to around 11 euros) but the atmosphere is very nice and the... More 

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Arizona
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great spot for breakfast & lunch! Good service with high quality food! Great selection of international newspapers...all attached to a classic Vienna Cafe "wooden reading brace" is a lovely feature! The fruit selection was unusually fabulous....now I know what an Earth Cherry is & I love it!!

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Chichester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As part of the Imperial Hotel, this has the same high standards as the hotel. The food and service were excellent and whilst not cheap, were good value. Friendly service, everything of top quality but not the most atmospheric of coffee houses.

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Calgary, Canada
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153 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We enjoyed a light lunch in Cafe Imperial and came away with another enjoyable experience. Excellent service, good food, and a classy hotel. The hotel in itself deserves a review on it's own. Really worth spending a bit more money to have a different level of service.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We´ve been there yesterday for our christmas party. The service was outstanding and the cuisine was fantastic. I can only recommend it to everyone (also the Viennese) to try it - you will be suprised in a very positive way. Thank you very much for this expierence.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a nice place with an "old days" atmosphere. The food is really nice and the service is with a smile (a rare commodity in Vienna). Beyond that, the atmosphere is really nice, usually during the weekends there is also a very nice pianist playing some piano music. if you happen to pay this place a visit, do try the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very nice ambience, friendly staff, good piano music. I highly recommend this Cafe not only to tourists, but to locals as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Karntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna
  • Phone Number: +43 1 50110389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian, Delicatessen, Dessert, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?