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Cafe Central

) #7 of 101 Dessert in Vienna #47 of 3,820 Places to Eat in Vienna $$ - $$$ German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (1,053 reviews)
“apple strudel” (219 reviews)
“pastry” (99 reviews)
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German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

The most important thing in this cafe is its history and interiors. And of course coffee and desserts. I tried a branded dessert and can confirm that it is divine! you can see it on photo enclosed.

Thank FlexoDin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Though a tourist trap, they did provide exceptional cakes and pastries in a lovely surrounding. I booked in advance to avoid the long queue from tourists.

Thank Ping L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a place!!! It has this amazing energy in it. You could feel the history in this place. Don't miss it if you ever visit Vienna.

Thank Najib A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went there to see the famous cafe in Vienna but the service is not good, there are few people who almost yell at you saying for you to wait, even after you waited like 10 minutes for someone going to your table. The prices...More

Thank Luciana Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here with my family to soak up the atmosphere - the place was packed and had a great vibe. Fab decor, quite something to behold! Drinks arrived promptly but cakes took absolutely forever, and finally arrived once we had chased them up. My family...More

Thank Imogen F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a fan of almond croissants you must fly all the way to this city and ravish them. They are the best. The selection of Austrian coffees is impressive. The assortment of pastries is more than one can bear.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cafe Central claims to have been the meeting point of thinkers and poets of the past, and sitting inside this cafe you can imagine the conversations and arguments that took place in this stunning setting. I would wholeheartedly recommend enjoying this beautiful establishment with one...More

Thank Hungryhippohk
Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere, food, and staff were all on point. Delicious sachertorte accompanied with a good Viennese coffee. Definately worths a stop in the most historic café in Europe!

Thank Lina T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the meeting place for the city's intellectuals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is very ornately decorated. Formal wait staff. White table cloth restaurant. Wonderful desserts - had chocolate cake to die for.

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in Vienna then you have to visit Café Central and admire this unforgettable and beautiful café : on the list of the 10 most beautiful café’s in the world, according to “U City Guides” Of course not the cheapest place in Vienna,...More

Thank ludovicvn
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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8 March 2017|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Lueyloo, thank you for your question. We do have high chairs for children. Please ask our headwaiter on the entrance to prepare a table with high chair. We look forward to welcome you! Best regards, your Café... More
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4 February 2017|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Mair Walker, thank you for your request. We are kindly ask you to send reservation request to following email-adress: cafe.central@palaisevents.at We are looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards, your... More
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22 January 2017|
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Response from Noga M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can book tha tt far ahead, but try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5333763
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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 specialities, 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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