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Cafe Central

€€ - €€€German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (952 reviews)
“apple strudel” (259 reviews)
“pastry” (118 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most beautiful cafés I have ever seen. Beautiful deserts. Cafe Central also offer breakfast and lunch options but I would recommend the deserts. To die for!!

Thank Hw H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The historical old Cafe Central is something one should do if you have time in Vienna. On the outside, it looks unremarkable but once you are inside, the beauty of the ceilings is something to enjoy. It is very big inside with dining halls extended...More

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the cafe because the reviews but it was a bit too much for myself and my husband. We have to wait a lot. We left the place without even taste the cafe or the cakes. Maybe next time.

Thank Madlain
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cafe Central is across from the spanish Riding School and the Hofburg. Its Viennese coffees hit the spot, reviving you for the next hours of sightseeing. The pastries and cakes are divine as is the old world ambiance.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a good strudel. I have tasted better ones. I think they have better sweets with chocolate. Really nice atmosphere

Thank Maria-Stella K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have read many good reviews about the cafe and I have been told that it’s a must try one in Vienna. Unfortunately after queuing for over 20 mins in the rain to get in and I was welcomed by some arrogant and unfriendly waiters....More

Thank Mi S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a café/ restaurant which was founded in the 19th century and patronised by Freud and Trotsky amongst others. It has obviously inspired both the Wolsely and the Delaunay in London. It is a superb building in central Vienna popular with locals as well...More

Thank Alcina_9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our way to the cafe, we stopped by a chocolate place; the cashier of which frowned at the fact that we were going to Cafe Central and said, “I see a lot of people going there. It’s okay, I think. Nothing special about the...More

Thank Bareen H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This seems to be a very popular spot, so be prepared for queuing, not sure about other people but we only had wait 10 minutes, which was absolutely fine. You can lunch or just drink and a cake. Cakes looked amazing, so it was super...More

Thank Baiba D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone and his goat visits Cafe Central, and though that may give you a moments pause, do go - it's worth it! The cafe, which was designed by famed Austrian architect Loos has been lovingly restored, and is a must see in Vienna. The staff...More

Thank Harold 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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