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Cafe Imperial

#8 of 101 Dessert in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Inner City
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 50110389
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cannon Hill
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great cocktails and good food, not much of a wine list as they do specialize in cocktails . good evening out

Thank 164jennyk
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to come here for coffee and dessert after a long day of sightseeing. We chose this Café instead of Sacher because their signature Torte, (according to many reviews), seemed to be more flavourful. Now, after tasting both, I agree with those reviews. It was not as busy as Café Sacher, thus peaceful, comfortable and relaxing. Even though we... More 

Thank Anthi T
Paris, France
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice, first day for lunch, the service was really good and the cakes really nice - especially the Apfelstrudel. The second day, we went for dinner, the service was ok, very slow though. The food is good.

Thank julie e
Santa Rosa, CA
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having lunch in the Cafe waiting for our room to be readied. Both of us had a salad with jumbo shrimp - delicious. We were dining at about 2:00 or so and the telephone at the desk in the cafe was ringing almost non-stop -- such an irritation/disruption. It is simply too loud and we were seated in... More 

Thank MangoChetney
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to avoid the hype of the Sacher Hotel and have morning tea here instead, and we were not disappointed. The Mozart Torte was amazing, so tasty and moist. Hot Chocolates were presented beautifully. Service a little slow, but we were fine with that as it gave us a chance to just soak in the atmosphere of the city... More 

Thank RichardLOZ
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommend to go to Café Imperial and to forget about the buzz around Sacher. Since I'm a foodie, I decided to try them all. Service: beyond expectations, exactly like a high hand place can be. I don't understand the reviews that complain about the service. Since I was there along, I had the luxe to observe everything. Every... More 

Thank Dany G
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unexciting but sufficient hotel breakfast. Same report for dinner. But it was pleasant served, décor okay. Just kind of blah.

Thank HansGH16
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go somewhere else. Most of the food was ok, but way overpriced. While some of the staff were helpfull, some were really obnoxious. The place was full of bananaflies and bees, and the salad was rotten.

Thank Lars L
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned by a previous reviewer, we saw this restaurant on the Rick Stein programme and felt that we had to include it in our visit to Vienna, we weren't disappointed, it was superb. Yes, we both had the Weiner Schnitzel and we loved it! The staff were excellent and the atmosphere was more relaxed than we had expected whilst... More 

Thank Ged G
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I couldn't go to Vienna without having a torte and I chose the Imperial Torte to be my Vienna torte, a decision I do not regret. I sat for 1 hour reading, stirring and drinking my melange, and eating the rich Imperial Torte with whipped cream. This was how I ended my week in Austria and I couldn't highly recommend... More 

Thank Martin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 50110389

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

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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.
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