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Vienna Cafe

Former French Concession
German, Cafe, European, Austrian
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25 Shaoxing Road, Shanghai 200020, China
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of Austrian food but the sausage with potatoes was as delicious as I could expect. The real treat that makes this place outstanding is the cake. Beautiful selection worth a rerun visit. Along with the great coffee and the sun room, this is a gem

Thank David W
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

8 years ago, we came very often to the Café Vienna, sometimes for breakfast, lunch, Coffee, cake and the austrian newspapers. My husband Peter (also from Austria) had very nice talks with the owner, Peter!! So, when we went again today, we found that the restaurant is still exactly the same & the food still good!! All very Austrian, we... More 

Thank Patricia v
Shanghai, China
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lovely relaxed and very authentic cafe. I had the weekend special which was great (I can't spell it though). The whole place has been fitted out to make you feel you are in Austria or Germany. They have a film night on Saturdays (mostly German language films). The menu is full of your favourite German dishes and the deserts/cakes will... More 

Thank Nanchang_Nel
Minneapolis Mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We used a taxi to find this delightful café, and we might never have found it walking. It is on a shady street in a pleasant neighborhood that could be anywhere in Europe. It is very small, and a few loud people made our ears ring after a while, but the food was definitely worth that inconvenience. Service was prompt... More 

Thank JandJ67
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Tasted the Vienna Melange Coffee, but taste not the same as original in Vienna itself, did not try the food there.

Thank A K
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The Cafe Vienna looks nice from the outside and is probably a neat place for expats looking for some real european atmo.The coffee was also quite good, the cake though really not at all worth talking about it..thats why my rating is just 3 stars.

1 Thank MataHari2013
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is a little european cafe hidden in the Former French Concession of Shanghai. The place is held by an Austrian man for more than 10 years. Great coffee and authentic cakes, really like in Vienna thanks to the Austrian cook and imported ingredients (Swiss baking chocolate, butter, flour, milk -- all imported). So if you search for a good... More 

Thank Meg R
Shanghai, China
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited this place for Sunday brunch (all you can eat for 150 RMB / £15). The venue is very quaint with attention to detail on the decor. The service was fantastic, accurate and fast. The food was also really good. A Viennese buffet including delicious breads and a speciality sweet dish. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank LyndseyGibbs
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I discovered this cafe during my walk from Fu Xing Garden to Tian Zi Fang. What a surprise! The cafe serve fairly good coffee and light meal. I ordered cappuccino with ham and cheese sandwich. Overall a cosy place to relax your feet and mind. Food quality: good Coffee quality: very good Service: fair Environment: good

1 Thank Vivian T
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

While my Chinese wife and I generally steer clear of western places in China, the Vienna Cafe is an exception. The Chinese idea of breakfast of rice cereal flavored with fermented tofu works some of the time for me, but really a good western breakfast is something I enjoy even when every other meal for a month is Chinese. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
German, Cafe, European, Austrian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Shaoxing Road, Shanghai 200020, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighborhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: 021-64452131

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Staying in Former French Concession

Neighborhood Profile
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.