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Cafe Central

Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (988 reviews)
“apple strudel” (264 reviews)
“pastry” (118 reviews)
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German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We weren’t up to thestrudel on this visit, much less the array of sculptural pastries, but we had a couple of pleasant t, lingering, uncrowded breakfasts between meetings, and museum visits. Lots of room c 9:00 AM, becoming crowded later. A dandy space to sit,...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While the apple strudel was very good, this is not a particularly special place or atmosphere. You will not be unhappy here, but it should not be your one and only coffee house visit.

Thank AmyRuthBoston
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing!! A trip is a must! Service was polite and attentive. So much choice and delicious. So much history and truly elegant.

Thank treesbrown
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this Cafe, it is a must stop for the gracious old world service, the works of art dessert, and of course the history. Food is delicious!

Thank marronn837
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A visit here transports you back to another time. A very pleasant atmosphere. I could sit here all day, sip coffee and nibble on tasty snacks. There was a live pianist while we were there. A very different feel from Demel, Cafe Sacher Eck and...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a visit after hearing the history about this little place. Had a short line up before going in. Had a piece of cake and a hot chocolate and took in the beautiful ambience. Staff were lovely and friendly and bilingual. Not cheap,...More

Thank monandben08
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is famous! A former meeting place for Freud and Trotsky and Hitler. It is smack bang in the city centre and one just has to go here just the once for a glass of wine and some famous apfel strudel. It can get...More

1  Thank seriously_fussy
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is definitely an up scale coffee house experience. They had an excellent array of beautiful pastries and different coffees that I had never heard of. We went back twice during our trip. A must see!

Thank suemqt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service and a very rude waiter. On the other hand great pastries/cakes and a lovely building

Thank Sian J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited around 2pm, queued for about 15 minutes but worth the short wait. We sat at a table at the front by the window so these are definitely not reserved for locals as somebody suggested! The waiter was very friendly, the goulash was excellent and...More

Thank Nickyschickee
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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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$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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, 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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