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Gerstner K.u.K Hofzuckerbacker

€€ - €€€, Cafe, European
Kaerntner Strasse 51, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5261361
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (72 reviews)
“apple strudel” (23 reviews)
“pastry” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Kaerntner Strasse 51, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see location for those who want to experience a traditional Viennese location that feels like you’ve travelled back in time, great food, and excellent service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 758alfredb
Reviewed 6 days ago

There was a short queue to get in but we did not have to wait too long. We went to the cafe rather than the bar and we checked that it was alright that we would just be ordering drinks and just one cake. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank FrostyNottingham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a place the interior here is quite grand and ornately decorated. A piano - automated, not a pianist - plays in the outer room. Service is quick and efficient, and there are a lot of servers. The room is spacious, people are not crammed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gestners is a gem of a cafe. It is steeped in tradition and the food is delicious. You will have to queue for a table but it is definitely worth it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JackieS361
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good range of Austrian cuisine at sensible prices and excellent range of beers. Cosy environment, Good service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at the charming restaurant on the top floor, beautifully decorated rooms and the ambience was lovely. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the lunch was tasty. We finished our lunch with some delicious coffee and cakes. Shop on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheHappyTraveller27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coasting on its location and rating, this shop offers attractive looking leaden, overly sweet pastry and indifferent coffee. You deserve better for your money and time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T3551HNmichaels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go if you are in Vienna. The place looks like a dream and their cakes are fresh, delicious and look so pretty! They also serve regular food. The decor is to die for and everyone in here is very kind. Had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shantifairy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Vienna and speak English, our native and German, our learned language; and on a recent Saturday two of us dropped in for an early lunch after a little shopping. We conversed with our waitstaff in German; and privately in English. The Tartare...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank TAMember22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful cafe/bar in the center of Vienna. Great coffee, you have so many different cakes, to truffles, snacks, even coffee beans and chocolates to choose. The staff are very friendly and attentive. You‘ll really love this place! Went my friends very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank geraldiner458
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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13 October 2018|
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Response from ivtim | Reviewed this property |
You can have cake and coffee any time, even during lunch. It's absolutely fine, the pastries are served all day long.
23 August 2018|
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3 June 2017|
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Response from Rosalyn_Fenton | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember smoking is not allowed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaerntner Strasse 51, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5261361
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