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“Great place if you like deserts.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gerstner K&K Hofzuckerbackerei - CLOSED

Gerstner K&K Hofzuckerbackerei
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Inner City
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“Great place if you like deserts.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Great place if you like deserts.....prices are reasonable and service is good. Some employees speak English but not all of them. We had a delicius Apfel Strudel. Cappuccinos are also great!

Thank Fernando S
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Sweet Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Gerstner Cafe is a great place to satisfy you sweet desire. There is a wonderful selection of cakes and torts, along with a wide range of chocolates and other treats. There is also seating outside on Karnter Strasse, great location for people watching, dessert and a nice cup of coffee. Staff friendly and efficient.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Heisenberg787
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Toronto, Canada
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“Gerstner, my first and last stop in Vienna!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

On my next visit to Europe, I plan to make Vienna my last stop before returning home. Thus, I hope to transport some delicious souvenirs from Gerstner. Hand-carrying a whole Klimt Torte (in honour of Gustav Klimt and almost as beautiful as his paintings), a few slices of the Esterhazy Torte, maybe half a Gerstner Torte (for chocolate fans). I wonder how well their strudels will travel... we might have to conduct an emergency eating session on the airplane. Gerstner offers the traditional apple, as well as sour cherry and apricot. According to my son, they are pretty delicious but would be even better if served warm (like at Cafe Residenz at Schonbrunn Palace). Perhaps I should have asked if the strudel could be heated...

A cake lover, I tried many of Vienna's finest shops (Heiner, Oberlaa, Cafe Central, Cafe Residenz, Cafe Landtmann, Gerstner, Demel) but liked Gerstner and Cafe Residenz the most.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Gigis_mum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great find for a cold, wet afternoon..... Strudel was the best ever and super-smooth coffee.
thoroughly recommend this for an escape for an hour or two.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ToniCoted_Azur
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“Not so great melange or strudel during our visit”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped at Gertsner on the crowded Kartnerstrasse street to try their coffee and strudel during our recent trip to Vienna. Unfortunately, our luck wasn't as good as many reviewers who have visited this establishment. Our coffee and strudel orders compare particularly well to other konditorei and coffee shops we tried around the city center.

We visited during weekday brunch time period so it was not too busy. Staff were friendly and courteous, making a nice impression while we ordered. Lots of delectable looking cakes, truffles and macarons in the window and display counter but we were here for strudel and coffee.

We sampled the apple strudel with vanilla sauce (5.20 euro). This was a large serving but the taste wasn't great. The apples were a overly tarty to a point of being bitter and there was little traditional filling (see picture) within the strudel wrap, mostly just apple cuts. The vanilla sauce helped temper the tartiness, making the strudel taste ok. However, in the end, this was just not one of the better strudels we tried during this past trip (rating 2.5 of 5).

Melange coffees (3.50 euro) were also sampled. Serving size was quite small and both drinks were too milky, seemed to be using very little espresso (rating 2.5 of 5) in the drink, which unfortunately made us feel a bit like we were being given tourist coffees. Oh well, Gertsner is in a very touristy area on the Kartnerstrasse so perhaps this should be expected.

Overall, we preferred coffee and desserts at several other konditoreis and coffee shops around the city centre much more than what we experienced at Gertsner Cafe on Kartnerstrasse and will seek them out first when we return to Vienna next.

  • Visited March 2013
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