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“A must visit cafe if you are in Vienna!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Central

Cafe Central
Herrengasse 14, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
+43 1 533376324
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Ranked #51 of 2,878 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $7 - $23
Cuisines: Austrian, Bakery, 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
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.
Nicosia, Cyprus
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“A must visit cafe if you are in Vienna!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very nice coffee and excellent sachertorte, friendly and efficient service and a busy but wonderfully elegant room in which to enjoy it all. A must visit cafe if you are in Vienna!

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Naples, Florida
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“Long lines are worth the wait!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

New Years Eve day is crazy busy ...but the service was terrific -never rushed and the experience is one to remember. We waited outside on line for about 10 minutes and then entered a grand room that delighted the nose and impressed the eyes!

We enjoyed wine, the most delicious chestnut risotto, trout and then wonderful torte! Spent about 2 hours here and made memories.

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Freudenstadt, Germany
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“Loved the ceiling - and the cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Very attractive ambiance. The architechture -especially the ceiling was interesting. The cakes were fantastic. Huge variety and very good quality. You may have to queue for 15-20 min at busy times.

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“Snooty waiters....... Cakes are just a little above average only....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

We ticked off this place in our visit timetable in Vienna.
Given this cafe is tastefully furnished with very nice ambience, I just didn't like the waiters' cold attitude and deadpan face welcome.
Cakes ordered by our friends (10 in total) were unfortunately nothing above average and the Sacher Torte highly over rated and honestly, just a piece of dry, boring chocolate cake.
Total was high as expected........one visit is enough unfortunately.

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Perth, Australia
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“Mediocre food & coffee”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We lined up for about 20minutes, so not too long. We thought the service was friendly but the apple struddle was served lukewarm with Icecream that was half melted when it arrived. The viennesse coffee was a nice flavor but again lukewarm. The latte was at least boiling hot. Building no where as nice as the New York Cafe in Budapest. Overall its overrated, try somewhere else!

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