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Cafe Imperial

#8 of 101 Dessert in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Inner City
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, German, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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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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Caslav, Kolin, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place when you can start your day. Every detail is perfect. If you have any wish the staff will fulfill it. Don't forget the Imperial Torte

Thank JanFinsterle
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Hotel Imperial and decided to try the a la carte menu on our second day. The staff are very friendly and the other patrons seemed to be locals (always a good sign). Really great coffee and quality food. Definitely check it out to experience an absolutely beautiful cafe in Vienna.

Thank taylerntrottier
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

food was great and service was amazing. We had a nice breakfast everything was so fresh. So many options they ve. Since it is part of the hotel, venue is so beautiful as well

Thank maral1234
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely breakfast (a la carte) in a window seat. Charming service and surrounds, great spot to start the day and people watch!

Thank mm-at-large
Shanghai Region, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done folks - we kept going back to this place....Sacher is over-rated - this is a real gem...not filled with tourists who do not know the quality...this is awesome...we tried pretty much every item over 3 lunches...excellent!!!

Thank Gupta88
Singapore, null, Singapore
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149 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The imperial torte was not nice as the Sacher torte but the ambience and service make up for it. It's within walking distance from hotel sacher. Try the other food in the menu and choose a window seat, nice place to people watch.

Thank adventure_freedom
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We stayed at Hotel Imperial and enjoyed the breakfast buffet twice during our visit. It is not cheap, but it was a lovely experience if you enjoy European breakfasts. Service was fantastic. We took advantage of the serve yourself atmosphere and helped ourselves to a couple of flutes of Champagne each morning. In case you didn't know - Champagne before... More 

Thank Stacey M
Zagreb, Croatia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Service was amazing - the waiter was very polite, court, and attentive. Live piano music could be heard from a nearby showroom. Apfelstrudel was quite decent though not amazing.

Thank Juraj A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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366 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Legend has it that this cake was made for Emperor Franz Josef. And only in this café you can taste a real Imperial Torte and buy it with you. Although, in my opinion, here, a lot of other delicious pastries.

Thank Vladimir M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Went for light dinner. Had salads and soup and of course dessert and coffee. 50€ including tip. Small room across restaurant too. I am told most prestigious hotel in town, but did hot in lobby, Japanese, french and American couples on a late Monday nite.

Thank malcolmholoholo

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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
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, German, Delicatessen, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 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.
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