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“Worse than I expected”
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, 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 20 June 2018

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 not appropreatly for such place and this influences the atmosphere.
Maybe the personel was tired after long day but it looked like they are not interested in visitors.
Pianist saved this evening and made it much better.

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Thank Андрей Р
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 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 to see this alone

Thank Louigi P
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

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 only 15 minutes. The food was tasty and the dessert extra special. Service was very good

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Thank Alvinf
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 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
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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 was very tasty, melange very unique and a huge plus for one vegan cake option (buckwheat nougat with strawberry and rhubarb) - VERY VERY delicious.

Didn't have to wait a lot, received a beautiful place to make good shots and the service was very nice.

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Thank Joanna G
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