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Cafe Central

Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 533376361
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (1,060 reviews)
“apple strudel” (252 reviews)
“pastry” (125 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing dining experience at Café Central Vienna. The wonderful ambience, interior architecture and Mozart's piece playing at the background. It's Guten Appetit! Service was exceptionally good and prompt. We ordered one potato & one goulash soup, one schnitzel chicken and one brownie dessert. It was...More

Thank Lpulitude
Reviewed yesterday

Food amazing, service good but had to wait to pay!! We were warned that there would be queue but there was not, then it got very busy. Amazing cakes. This app is not letting me rate the service etc, its all 5.

Thank Dotty456
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was good but difficult to get waiter' s attention. I saw other customers were getting tired of waiting their waiter too.

Thank Chae Yong B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this place in the evening. There was no queue, but we waited 5-10 minutes at the line and we were picked by the waitress only after we asked for it. The interior is great but there is no dresscode and many people weared...More

Thank Андрей Р
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the iced tea and the goulash soup. The beef sandwich was average The service is a bit chaotic but it’s so busy this isn’t surprising. The cakes looked spectacular and they tasted great. The internal decor is stunning and worth a visit just...More

Thank Louigi P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Famous restaurants typically do not attract us but I must say that this turned out to be a special experience. Of course, the atmosphere was totally Vienna. You usually need a reservation but on Friday and weekends, you do not. We waited in line for...More

Thank Alvinf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another tourist trap, but you can see why. Really lovely coffee and cake, great atmosphere and felt very historic. Expensive but that’s to be expected - it was worth it!

Thank vinny
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited this place for 3 reasons: 1. My husband loves coffee and he wanted to taste melange 2. It is such a beautiful place 3. It was very close to the hotel we were staying at It was totally worth it! My aperitif...More

Thank Joanna G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s obvious why Freud loved this place so much. Gorgeous arches and marble. But, I came to see its history for a brief moment. Would have liked to have been able to take a coffee and pastry to go. Perhaps it’s purposeful they do not...More

Thank Texas_NL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant refreshment stop. Cakes are delicious, as expected and surprisingly not as expensive as we'd been led to believe.

Thank Pepper058
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!
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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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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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 533376361
  • 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 specialties, 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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