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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 533376361
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (1,084 reviews)
“apple strudel” (266 reviews)
“pastry” (136 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cafe is very beautiful, the menu is very delicious and unique, the desserts are super wowww. We celebrated our baby birthday the staff was great,there was a live piano music which made the night perfect.

Thank maha j
Reviewed yesterday

Couldn't resist a visit to Cafe Central whilst in Vienna. Upon arrival there was quite a big queue to get inside but if you have a reservation (like we did) you can just skip inside to the front however this wasn't very clear to begin...More

Thank Mgnlj2112
Reviewed yesterday

Visited cafe central on my recent trip to Vienna and tasted the best apple strudel that I have ever had. The cafe is lovely and grand inside being the oldest cafe in Vienna. The wait staff were quick and friendly, the cake menu was extensive...More

Thank annette p
Reviewed 2 days ago

OK, this is really a stage set for old cafe-society Vienna, but it is a must and the service is fast. The interior is simply beautiful, and the pastries quite good. Go ahead and be a tourist.

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A historic cafe,worths a visit.The coffee and the cakes are mediocre,but the decoration and the history of this place are worthwhile.The staff is helpful.The prices are normal

Thank E2857QU_
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice and historical place in the Centre of Vienna. There, Strauss, Freud and others drink your coffee and spent time. It was nice place, with live piano but the coffee and the sweet was really bad. Prices in the god.

Thank Geo_Emman
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is always a queue to get in this café but we were lucky to go early enough in the morning that the waiting time was only a few minutes. We were initially disappointed to be seated in one of the back rooms instead of...More

Thank Fallen_Perseid
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome visit! Gorgeous architecture. Attentive efficient staff. Wonderful pastries. Coffee was great; I had a coffee with orange liqueur. Lovely!

Thank JulieSaya
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to Cafe Central on my last night in Vienna. Was seated almost instantly and thankfully didn't have a long wait for a table. While I had heard of the spectacular variety and quality of their cakes, I chose to go with the potato...More

Thank Anjali T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this cafe on guide book, blog and travel website recommendations and was disappointed. It is overpriced and overrated. We queued (this wasn’t a surprise this was Vienna in tourist season) and then when we got our table it took a good deal of time...More

Thank Pen10poppy
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 centre. The
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Questions & Answers
Febi T
October 28, 2018|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Febi, thank you for your question. We do allow dogs at Café Central. Please note that the dog must be on a leash and wear a muzzle though. We are looking forward welcoming you. Best regards from Vienna, Your Café... More
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Rita, thank you for your question. We do offer a few gluten free desserts for example our Schokozauber, Nuss Kuss, Peanuts Caramel and Veganer Beerenmix. Further we also offer some gluten free lunch options like our... More
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Yulia M
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Marisa R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no reservación,you might have to que a bit outside. It is worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 533376361
  • E-mail
This famous traditional café with its 130 year history was first opened in 1876 and at the turn of the 20th century it was a popular meeting point for leading lights in the world of art, literature, politics and science such as Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud, Peter Altenberg and Leo Trotzki. Then, like today, the legendary literature café was a meeting point for all ages, regular guests, Viennese locals and visitors. Unique architecture combined with the best coffee specialties, classic Viennese cuisine and finest home-made pastries make every visit a special experience. Daily Live Piano Music from 5pm on! Reservations are strongly recommended to avoid waiting time - upon availability. Many thanks in advance for your understanding!
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