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This famous traditional café 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 café was a meeting point for all ages, regular guests, Viennese locals and visitors. Unique architecture combined with the best coffee specialties, classic Viennese cuisine and finest home-made pastries make every visit a special experience. Daily Live Piano Music from 5pm on! Reservations are strongly recommended to avoid waiting time - upon availability. Many
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's really beautiful inside and luckily we got a table quickly. The waiter was super professional and efficient. Food was a bit pricey. Pastries were nice. Coffee was average.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is a great place to take a break or to take out of town visitors. During peak times, expect a line at the door. The inside decor is amazing as are the cakes. Prices are very reasonable for such a popular spot in...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic coffee and great cakes. It is a fantastic place to just sit and relax. An amazing building with a great history.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably it hasn't been possible to get a table at Café Central as fast as it is at the moment. We were there in the afternoon. No queuing, but friendly guided to a table by the head waiter. On the way to the table we...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic time at Cafe Central. The food was portioned generously and taste was rich. Our waiter was fantastic and made us feel right at home - The chocolate they make in house is delicious. A lot of mentions on wait time / queuing...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is mostly rude like everyone seem to be telling. Ordered coffee melange and sacher cake. Coffee was fine though expensive at 5.30 for tiny cup. Sacher was dry like it wasnt moistured at all, covered with milk chokolate, not dark chocolate. Cafe looked quite...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To delve into the atmosphere of 1900 Vienna Taste its wines and flavors presided over by the figures of the emperors nothing better than this secular chapel of the gustatory senses.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020

Slightly snooty staff, and we waited in a queue outside for almost half an hour before being seated. That said, I believe the claims that they have the best sachertorte in Vienna, so ultimately worth it

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

The Cafe-Restaurant Central is a traditional "Wiener Café" is one of the most famous Café in Vienna city, located in the first district heart of the city, very close to a lot of place interest. The Café is very nice "Wiener style decorated, normally you...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 10, 2020

The most wonderful place to enjoy a birthday lunch.The atmosphere, service and above all,the cakes and wiener schnitzel, all first class. A wonderful highlight of our trip to Vienna.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
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November 12, 2019|
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Response from Marie B | Reviewed this property |
At about 9pm we did notwait at all -in late October.
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