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Cafe Central

€€ - €€€German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (1,100 reviews)
“apple strudel” (234 reviews)
“pastry” (100 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 today via mobile

Excellent old fashioned cafe with good coffee & gorgeous cakes. Make sure you get there early or prepare for a long wait to get in.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed today via mobile

Cafe Central was really worth the short queue to get in. The setting is magnificent, exceeded only by the quality and choice of its cakes and pastries. The coffee was superb and despite how busy the place was (and always is) we did not feel...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were taken by my cousin that lives in Vienna. This is a famous old coffee house. We had delicious cakes and coffee. Very traditional and touristy but nice. I would recommend if it's your first time in Vienna.

Thank Lionel P
Reviewed yesterday

I liked this Cafe even we had to wait in the rain to get the place. But the cafe is so unique and even toilettes are very nice. The architecture and ceiling I liked.The food was ok, I liked the beef soup a lot. Just...More

Thank Paya A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This a wonderful 'old world' café. As you come in the door, you will see a gentleman alone at a table...it will take you a few moments to realize he is one of the most lifelike statues you have ever seen!!! It is utterly charming...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I have dietary restrictions and can't enjoy many restaurants, but Cafe Central made me feel as welcome as anyone else. Yes, it's full of tourists, but when I visited it wasn't packed (though there was a film crew in the corner attracting attention), and true...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for a coffee and a cake, lots of people come here to tick it off their bucket list so there can be queues for a table and the tables are all pretty close together so not a lot of privacy.

Thank gary m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Vienna - we started our day there for breakfast. My friend and I loved it. The ambiance was gorgeous! It wasn't too touristy, which was nice. They have an incredible cake and desserts display case when you walk in,...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of those have to try it places so we had breakfast here one morning. Were quickly seated and service was reasonably quick but noticed when passing later in the day that people were queuing. A good experience of the old style Vienna coffee house...More

Thank Reviewer6789
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cafe Central is a must visit while you are in Vienna. We had lunch there and the food was delicious. It is located in Stephansplatz and has a beautiful ambiance. They do not do reservations on weekends and you might have to wait in line....More

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