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Cafe Central

) #8 of 102 Dessert in Vienna #43 of 3,799 Places to Eat in Vienna $$ - $$$ German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (1,029 reviews)
“apple strudel” (213 reviews)
“pastry” (97 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 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

Beautiful Cafe in Viennas old town centre, service is dutifully servile, coffee is one of the worst in Vienna!

Thank Blossy100
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this place among the several we sampled. The coffee and pastries are amazing. Breakfast 3 days in a row (our hotel was next door) excellent and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent- including a very busy Sunday morning. Our server, Mr. Helmut,...More

Thank lcbowman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here for a late breakfast/early lunch on our last day. Their breakfast offerings are expansive, but I believe they stop serving them at 11am, so we just missed those items. The menu after that is more limited, but still good. My husband had...More

Thank Shopgrl152
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad we made it in time to have our last taste of Vienna here before heading to the airport . The service was excellent, the indoor decor so beautiful adding to the experience was a pianist- lovely touch . We ordered an iced coffee...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first choice for lunch but when we arrived the line was out to the street; no thank you. We stopped by later in the afternoon, after lunch, for dessert and coffee. It was perfect. We had a short wait at the door...More

Thank dese2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here for coffee and dessert treats on a recent visit to Vienna. When you walk in, you see a display case with all sorts of appealing cakes, tortes, and other desserts. I had a very hard time selecting one to try. You go...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As you enter, the cakes and other Viennese pastries almost leer at you--like a room full of dressed up whores at a fancy brothel each daring you to pass on her charms and instead choosing another's delights. The main room is old world refined elegance...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to this place with a friend as it was on a list of best places to have Strudel. It didn't disappoint. Just the atmosphere inside worth a visit. their Apple Strudel was great, service friendly and quick.

Thank Rita F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful cafe with great food and beverages walked straight in without a reservation, had a light meal and enjoy a few brews while listening to pianist key out a few tunes. Very relaxing and a great atmosphere

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cafe is beautifully decorated with a great atmosphere. The food is very nice. Not cheap but ok. The deserts are great.

Thank Tali L
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this child friendly please with high chair?
9 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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I am coming to Vienna on 10th November for the weekend for my 60th Birthday with my husband and 2 close friends. Are we able to book a table for 4 at your restaurant for coffee and cakes around 4pm. Many thanks Mair Walker
5 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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We would like to book a table for a special birthday - just for afternoon tea - cakes, sandwiches, tea, coffee etc. This would be for Friday 7/4/17. Is this possible? Thank you
22 January 2017|
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$21
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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