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Cafe Central

€€ - €€€German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (1,033 reviews)
“apple strudel” (247 reviews)
“pastry” (124 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 today via mobile

I had only just has breakfast when I came across this place, so I didn’t partake in any of the cakes, but they looked incredible. The coffee and service was fantastic.

Thank Mark-Jared
Reviewed today via mobile

This is a famous cafe place. The waiting line is long but pretty quick. The environment is full of history. The coffee taste smooth. They have a lot of dessert choice.

Thank sar77107
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After seeing this as a “must visit” cafe, we decided to queue and see what the fuss was all about. Although there were approximately 10-15 people ahead of us, the wait wasn’t dreadful. We were shown to our seat and a waiter took our order....More

Thank StephD2606
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's worth the queue. Lovely cakes and coffee. Schnitzel looked lovely. Take your time here. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank jont33
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’re tourists so figured we needed to do some touristy things. We came here for coffee and pastries. The cappuccinos were good - not into the shaved chocolate on top. Others might like it but for me it made it chunky at the end. Ehh....More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This sort of iconic eatery can be disappointing. You can leave feeling that that you are just another exploited, over-charged tourist. But not here! We arrived late morning and expected a queue but there was just a minimal wait before we were escorted to a...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious coffee, super cool atmosphere. I loved the Apple strudel. HINT: The wait is only a minute for every person in front of you in line.

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed an early dinner as we were staying at the Radisson hotel directly across the road. The queue’s in front of the café will give you an indication of how busy and popular this place is; however don’t let that put you off from...More

Thank Marko76
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a beautiful and classic coffee house. The desserts are really tasty! The service is also classic Viennese, they could care less if you are there. The coffee is OK. The chai tea latte was good. There are Gluten free options

Thank Bobby H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this Cafe on a very busy Sunday afternoon. We wanted to show our friends the exquisite interior which is a must on a visit to Vienna. We had to queue to get in and the cafe was all hustle and bustle, not conducive...More

Thank Anthony A
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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Yulia M
10 April 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!
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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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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