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Cafe Central

Certificate of Excellence
Inner City
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, Gluten Free, International, Vegetarian
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Herrengasse 14, Vienna A-1010, Austria
+43 1 533376324
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this place purely as it was recommended as a cafe with live piano music, but I was disappointed as the piano playing was very basic and not so impressive. It maybe good for the older generation, but I felt it had little appeal for the younger crowd.

Thank sharis07
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good the cakes but the staff is not so kind with turists... The bakery is old and not in gorgeus conditions. I'll suggest to taste the food but probably not for location very far from the "boutique spirit" of Vienna.

Thank viviMilano
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunately everybody wants to go to this place at noon,so be prepared to wait in Line or do as we did this time: take a table outside and enjoy your meal here.we had a fine lunch.

Thank Birte L
Murrieta, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Need a cafe and a sweet or ? Cafe central is a great place to get just that. If you sit outside, then you see the horse and carriages go by in a constant stream. Inside you have a very classy cafe with all the showcase of sweets. Just lovely.

Thank scowil
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was some many times in Café Central and every time i was Happy to enjoy The perfect cakes and coffes.The price it s normal For The good cakes in Viena.For me is culture!!!I'm glade to come again!!!

Thank Lorrenne
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever visiting Vienna, if one likes to feel a real Viennese atmosphere one should not miss to have a coffee and/or a high quality pastry or cake at Cafe Central.

Thank Nada M
Athens, Greece
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a unique place that you should not miss! The environment is perfect- the sweets are the best- and the cafe, too. There is a pianist that plays the piano great! I loved that place and I totally recommend it!

Thank AngelikiZougel
Novi Sad, Serbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food, hygiene at a high level, service is quick, the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing. :)

Thank SarahKay021
Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A classic place for eat or drink something. Atmosphere incredible!!! Live piano and delicious sweets

Thank Michail C
Turin, Italy
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe Central is everything you thing about a famous and fully crowded place in Vienna, but not the classical illusion for tourists; it remains an old fashioned cafè, with piano music, good service and XIX century atmosphere. To have a dinner here is not so expensive such as other famous (maybe too much) restó in Vienna and the level is... More 

Thank Beppe M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $21
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, Gluten Free, International, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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, Vienna A-1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 533376324
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 specialities, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.