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Vienna Cafe

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Former French Concession
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25 Shaoxing Road, Shanghai 200020, China
021-64452131
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food equal to that in Germany/Austria

We used a taxi to find this delightful café, and we might never have found it walking. It is on a shady street in a pleasant neighborhood that could be anywhere in Europe. It is very small, and a few loud people made our ears ring after a while, but the food was definitely worth that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
JandJ67
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Minneapolis Mn
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

8 years ago, we came very often to the Café Vienna, sometimes for breakfast, lunch, Coffee, cake and the austrian newspapers. My husband Peter (also from Austria) had very nice talks with the owner, Peter!! So, when we went again today, we found that the restaurant is still exactly the same & the food still good!! All very Austrian, we... More 

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Shanghai, China
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lovely relaxed and very authentic cafe. I had the weekend special which was great (I can't spell it though). The whole place has been fitted out to make you feel you are in Austria or Germany. They have a film night on Saturdays (mostly German language films). The menu is full of your favourite German dishes and the deserts/cakes will... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We used a taxi to find this delightful café, and we might never have found it walking. It is on a shady street in a pleasant neighborhood that could be anywhere in Europe. It is very small, and a few loud people made our ears ring after a while, but the food was definitely worth that inconvenience. Service was prompt... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Tasted the Vienna Melange Coffee, but taste not the same as original in Vienna itself, did not try the food there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The Cafe Vienna looks nice from the outside and is probably a neat place for expats looking for some real european atmo.The coffee was also quite good, the cake though really not at all worth talking about it..thats why my rating is just 3 stars.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is a little european cafe hidden in the Former French Concession of Shanghai. The place is held by an Austrian man for more than 10 years. Great coffee and authentic cakes, really like in Vienna thanks to the Austrian cook and imported ingredients (Swiss baking chocolate, butter, flour, milk -- all imported). So if you search for a good... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited this place for Sunday brunch (all you can eat for 150 RMB / £15). The venue is very quaint with attention to detail on the decor. The service was fantastic, accurate and fast. The food was also really good. A Viennese buffet including delicious breads and a speciality sweet dish. It is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I discovered this cafe during my walk from Fu Xing Garden to Tian Zi Fang. What a surprise! The cafe serve fairly good coffee and light meal. I ordered cappuccino with ham and cheese sandwich. Overall a cosy place to relax your feet and mind. Food quality: good Coffee quality: very good Service: fair Environment: good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While my Chinese wife and I generally steer clear of western places in China, the Vienna Cafe is an exception. The Chinese idea of breakfast of rice cereal flavored with fermented tofu works some of the time for me, but really a good western breakfast is something I enjoy even when every other meal for a month is Chinese. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

While traveling for work my co-worker brought me here for coffee and dinner. I must say the place is just lovely. The coffee was great and the meal I had was also very good. Finding such a lovely quaint place in Shanghai is a pleasure. I will definitely come again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Shaoxing Road, Shanghai 200020, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64452131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.