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Karntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 50110389
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Ranked #189 of 2,920 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Austrian, Delicatessen, Dessert, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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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196 reviews 196 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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UK
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174 reviews 174 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Imperial and visited the restaurant for dinner on the first night of our stay. The food was excellent and we both enjoyed our meals. I had the vichyssoise as my starter, perch fillet on a basil risotto for main and a chocolate and cherry pudding for dessert. My husband had a potato and mushroom soup,... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not the cheapest place in town but the food is superb. It's an experience and in many ways that's exactly what holidays are for.

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Additional Information about Cafe Imperial

Address: Karntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 50110389
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna
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
Cuisine: Austrian, Delicatessen, Dessert, Contemporary

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