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“Nice, but there are better places in Vienna”
Review of Cafe Landtmann

Cafe Landtmann
Ranked #88 of 4,308 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: Austrian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Inner City
Description: The epitome of a Viennese coffee house In 1873 Franz Landtmann opened “Vienna’s most elegant cafe location“. Even today, the Landtmann ist the epitome of Viennese coffee house culture and one of the last grand cafes along Vienna’s Ringstraße. Come and enjoy the wonderful world of Viennese hospitality and tradition, as have numerous prominent guest over the decades, from Sigmund Freud to Gustav Mahler or Hillary Clinton.
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I've recently been undertaking a cafe tour of Vienna with friends, so am getting a fair idea of what a good 'Viennese' cafe looks like. Of course, it's a question of personal taste, but I found Cafe Landtmann to be that bit too touristy and not cozy enough for my liking. Given its location (opposite Rathausplatz, right on the Ringstrasse) this is unsurprising, but I still think there is better to be found if you're after the authentic Viennese 'cafe experience' (such as Cafe Pruckel and Cafe Central).

Firstly, we had to wait a while to establish whether there was a table or not - the waiters were not particularly helpful on this score, though there were attentive when we finally sat down and ordered. The food and drink that we ordered was good quality - I had the hot lemonade, which I've never had before and is definitely worth a try. My friend said the hot chocolate was good and we shared the tasting trio of cakes (Mozart Kuche, Sacher Torte and one other...) - they were also good, but not exceptional. I've had better in cheaper places - this is an expensive cafe, even by Viennese standards.

Overall, it was a pleasant enough experience to get out of the cold, but was not a cafe where I felt comfortable to linger for hours over a coffee, chatting to a friend or reading a newspaper - this is what I look for in a cafe in Vienna, and if that's what you're looking for as well, this is not your place.

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Thank hopesprings12345
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I've never eat such tasty Strudel! And with icecream it was great. Beautiful place in the center of Vienna with good service and excellent food

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Thank Yulchish
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the place to go to experience the famous Vienna coffee culture.

Try to get a seat in the old part of the cafe and enjoy the beautiful antique wood panel walls,
as well as very good old fashioned service.
In my opinion the apple strudel with vanilla sauce is the best in town.

It is a bit less touristic as other famous coffee houses in Vienna.

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Thank Patrick E
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food was Good in relationship to other restaurants.. The stuff is very friendly...You just need to wait a bit long. There are much better places in vienna thought ! You can go to CANTINETTA am Ring which is located just 2 min walk from Cafe Landtmann and in my opinion you will have a much better time . The food is just delicious there and the prices fitt the quality! Amasing

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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

It is close to Rathaus and Burg theater. So after cold day walking it is good to be on warm terrace. It is made from glass and fully covering you from any disaster. You can easily see whole street.
Water was fast and welcomed.
Take small assorted cakes and coffee cup. It is very delicious and price is reasonable.

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Thank SunmanRU
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