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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (884 reviews)
“apple strudel” (241 reviews)
“pastry” (119 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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881 - 890 of 3,961 reviews

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Horrible service! We were served by an extremely disrespectful waiter... Highly overrated place. And the cake was mediocre.

Thank Ashkan K
Reviewed December 19, 2016

It's a historical cafe and as such a popular tourist attraction. There's always a long queue to get inside (I've been to Vienna several times) but this time it didn't look so long so I decided to wait. I've waited perhaps for around 10 mins...More

Thank TanjaD
Reviewed December 18, 2016

The most beautiful coffee shop in Vienna with some of the best cakes! You would usually have to wait in line for a seat, but it is well worth the wait!.

Thank Noga M
Reviewed December 18, 2016

A brilliant café in the old Viennese style. Gorgeous décor, amazing cakes and pastries and impeccable service. Just a lovely place to bide your time and people watch whilst having a fantastic lunch or tea.More

Thank Lesley M
CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor! We really appreciate your kind words, thank you very much for your recommendation! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us & we are looking forward to welcoming you again! Thank you so much &...More

Reviewed December 18, 2016

Nice historic setting. Both food and deserts are traditional and tasty. Always a que at the door. However, none of the staff is bothered for letting freezing customers in. Traditional value as Freud and similar values used the place for dining. Apart from the 'This...More

Thank mkemalunsal
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

First of all wow! The place inside and out was amazing... The breakfast that we tried called Sisi's breakfast was tasty and more than enough! I would have given 5 stars to this place if we didn't have to wait 20 minutes to be served...More

Thank Mary A
CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor! We really appreciate your kind words, thank you very much for your recommendation! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, the service provided & our breakfast - thank you for mentioning! Sorry for the...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

A must do. The que looked long bit moved fast. We had a table in no time. History and excellent service. Loved it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Best apfelstrudel I've had in Vienna. It's a beautiful cafe, and I often visit whilst a piano player is performing. Their iced coffee is more like whipped ice cream in coffee, but it is nonetheless delicious.

Thank jordan914
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Very busy, busking Cafe offering a wide range of Viennese food. Often with a queue outside, its very popular with tourists. The queue is skilfully managed and in about 10 minutes you have your table. A nice atmospheric dining room (although the choice of music...More

Thank WWWtraveller101
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Cafe central is a spectacular venue of historic Vienna, the architecture is unparalleled for a cafe and display of the pastry counter is excellent. We ate breakfast one day here, excellent croissants, good coffee. Lunch another day, food was better than most standard Viennese fare....More

Thank K S
CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Many thanks for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor! We really appreciate your kind words, thank you very much for your recommendation! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and our viennese kitchen & homemade sweets from our Patisserie! We are looking forward...More

Nearby
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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Lueyloo
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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Walkers45
February 4, 2017|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Mair Walker, thank you for your request. We are kindly ask you to send reservation request to following email-adress: cafe.central@palaisevents.at We are looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards, your... More
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Response from Noga M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can book tha tt far ahead, but try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $22
Cuisine
Meals
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, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5333763
  • E-mail
Description
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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