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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 533376361
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. The staff was great. The music was great! The food was delicious. It is worth to go!!

1  Thank Giorgiopoulou S
Reviewed today

We found this place via trip advisor & made our way via the train. Seated fairly quickly & later found this to be a good idea as the queue to get in was quite long within an hour of arriving. Breakfast was fantastic. I also...More

Thank MaxwellSmartAgent86
Reviewed today

Most tourists go here to sample the patisserie but we also had an evening meal which was very good, it was good to at last get a great schnitzel in a very good restaurant. The restaurant was of course busy as it is all day...More

Thank GLSA
Reviewed yesterday

The Café Central is steeped in history. The setting is fantastic, and I would consider this a "must see" when you visit Vienna. Queues are the norm, but do not be put off as they move very quickly and are well organized. The service I...More

Thank MKE1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being an Asian travelling at Europe country, we always had bad experience with customer service (advanced apologies if this offended anyone, but this is based on our personal experience). But the customer service here exceed our expectation and this is what we called as world...More

Thank reneehohsl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Probably the most momorable experiance in Vienna. Older gentleman playing classical piano. Their own brand of coffee which is excellent. Fantastic tasting desserts. All in all an excellent experiance and will definately be back.

Thank 818wadihf
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very visited place with interesting differences among people coming to this place. The space looks classy, and makes everyone feel good. You can enjoy great piano music and delicious sweets. A little more expensive than the cafes of this rank, but also gives a...More

Thank V_Vanja_V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The only good thing about this place is that it is beautiful. But the food and service were dismal. I ordered a salad (to get ready for dessert) and the waiter brought a basket of bread, which made sense although nobody asked me if I...More

Thank Coastal52010572844
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cafe is very beautiful, the menu is very delicious and unique, the desserts are super wowww. We celebrated our baby birthday the staff was great,there was a live piano music which made the night perfect.

Thank maha j
Reviewed 4 days ago

Couldn't resist a visit to Cafe Central whilst in Vienna. Upon arrival there was quite a big queue to get inside but if you have a reservation (like we did) you can just skip inside to the front however this wasn't very clear to begin...More

Thank Mgnlj2112
CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your review on Tripadvisor! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Café Central especially our goulash and breaded chicken. We thank you for your time writing this review and gladly forward your kind words to our kitchen team....More

Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The
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Questions & Answers
Febi T
October 28, 2018|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Febi, thank you for your question. We do allow dogs at Café Central. Please note that the dog must be on a leash and wear a muzzle though. We are looking forward welcoming you. Best regards from Vienna, Your Café... More
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Rita, thank you for your question. We do offer a few gluten free desserts for example our Schokozauber, Nuss Kuss, Peanuts Caramel and Veganer Beerenmix. Further we also offer some gluten free lunch options like our... More
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Yulia M
April 10, 2018|
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Response from 597marisar | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no reservación,you might have to que a bit outside. It is worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 533376361
  • E-mail
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 thanks in advance for your understanding!
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