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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 533376361
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (1,065 reviews)
“apple strudel” (259 reviews)
“pastry” (131 reviews)
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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

We stood in the line up for nearly half an hour only to realize when we were by the door that the line was for people who wish to dine in. We heard a lot about this place and was also recommended to us by...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cafe Central is a must do activity in Vienna. The architecture and ambience are magnificent! The service is friendly and prompt while allowing you to linger if you wish. The range of cakes is amazing! The only difficulty is choosing what to have. I advise...More

Thank Kayjay56
Reviewed yesterday

from time we got there the waiter was attentive taking our order and the atmosphere of old world charm the place was busy but that did not detract from the lunch justa wonderful experience in a café with a lot of past history

Thank Doug1959
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place for the lovers of sweets. Amazing cakes for all the kinds of taste. We didn't wait a long on the queue and the stuff was very friendly and helpful. The only problem is that if you want to eat food there and you...More

Thank natalienicolaou
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had read that this was the place to get the best cakes and pastries in the city, we had passed it so many times during our weeks visit, but were put of by the queue to get in. However on our last day the...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Aside from the fact that you won't get a better apple strudel elsewhere, this is clearly the afternoon tea place of choice! You may have to wait to be seated as we were! Be prepared to queue a few minutes if you come on either...More

1  Thank janinemariev
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were told 'it's only for tourists' - but who cares, we were tourists! Had a great time at Cafe Central, really tasty vegetarian lunch and then wonderful apple strudel with vanilla sauce. Nice atmosphere, great service, beautiful interior. Definitely worth a visit... and if...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old time classy pastry , accompanied by the the piano music of a gentle smiling guy. Fresh made local tastes that you may not leave Vienna without having them.

Thank Stefanos K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the adjacent Radisson Blu hotel for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary but there was a mixup over their breakfast provision so we went to Cafe Central every morning..as our suite windows overlooked the cafe entrance we were perfectly positioned to avoid most of...More

Thank Jessica-R-53
CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded today

Many thanks for your review on Tripadvisor! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stays at our Café especially the quality of our service. Our head of service, Mr. List, you spoke to sends his regards and is looking forward welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks to 'Travel Man' found this place and it was great. Yes lots of tourist and a line to get in, but we sat outside and got served straight away, had the Apple Strudel and sooo good. Staff were very good and helpful , lovely...More

Thank handbagtraveller
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
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 Marisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no reservación,you might have to que a bit outside. It is worth it!
March 8, 2017|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Lueyloo, thank you for your question. We do have high chairs for children. Please ask our headwaiter on the entrance to prepare a table with high chair. We look forward to welcome you! Best regards, your Café... More
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
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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