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“Gorgeous, but needs to offer more”
Review of Cafe Central

Cafe Central
Ranked #14 of 130 Dessert in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Austrian, European, German, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Inner City
Description: 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!
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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 offer this, to preserve, but - I’m just giving my perspective as a solo tourist trying to experience the tastes of a place so historic without breaking stride seeing the rest of the city.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had read about this dining establishment from various sites on the Internet . We decided to give it a try & see if it was as good as its reviews....it was! We arrived late afternoon and there was quite a que, it took around 30 mins before we got in and were seated at a table Inside a pianist was playing which added to the ambiance and fitted in with the decor which was fabulous. We ordered an evening meal & although a lot of people were in for cakes & coffee a crisp white tablecloth was placed on our table. My Husband had liver & onions etc and I had the steak gnocchi etc followed by the most delicious kaiserschmarrn (torn pancakes) Both our meals were absolutely mouth watering & the house wines were very good value. The service was exemplary (charming helpful waiter) & this restaraunt is in our opinion worth queuing for whilst visiting Vienna. We highly recommend.

Thank ESP49
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CafeCentralVienna, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cafe Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks for your review on Tripadvisor!

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Café Central.

Thank you very much for your kind words; we gladly forward them to our service and kitchen team.

We are looking forward welcoming you again whenever you are back in Vienna.

Best regards,
Your Café Central Team

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Medium quality cafe but especially deserts and traditional tastes very delicious. You have must be see.

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Thank Kerem K
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was on my bucket list when visiting Vienna, old world service and charm. Proper professional servers attentive and charming, fab coffee and strudel - well worth the extra cost

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