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Cafe Frauenhuber

$$ - $$$
Inner City
Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Himmelpfortgasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
43 1 5125353
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Alameda, California
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was wandering in search of dinner last week in Vienna and happened on this cozy old café that appeared to be the real thing, full of Austrians and not tourists. I had the tafelspitz, essentially pot roast to an American, and it was served with the most delicious sort of haystack of potatoes, really just an excellent meal.

Thank christa c
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest eateries in Vienna. We managed to get a table without booking and the maitre dix was especially pleasant. The food was excellent and not over priced. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Kate L
Zurich, Switzerland
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252 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Claims to be the oldest coffee house in Vienna, with a lot of history to tell.Typical Viennese atmosphere. Only a couple of minutes from St. Stephen's cathedral. Supposed to be "very good" instead of "average" - service staff apparently had a bad day, I guess that was an exception.

Thank Flowwolf
Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I only have the einspanner (coffee) and Sacher torte; both were nice! I sat outside to people watch and the location is close to a few of the places I was sightseeing for the day. The feeling of the history of the cafe is also nice, knowing that such famous composers as Mozart and Beethoven had both been there!

Thank katieb35
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast and the food was great.There was only one waiter when we came but the service was still good. We came at 9:45...we had a big breakfast and we were out by 10:30.

1 Thank AlphaTrooper1220
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Service was ok food was disappointing. Nothing special from start to finish. Servers appeared to be rushed and perhaps not enough of them. We were looking for a good local feel and were all left with disappointment. Overpriced and can't stand up to other local cafes.

Thank 1flyingbuckeye
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stumbled upon this place and the sign outside (in German) read like who's-who for some of music's most historical figures. This is exactly the place you are looking for if you want to experience an old world Vienna cafe. I would recommend this a lunch venue rather than dinner. The waitstaff here represents a bygone era when servers took... More 

1 Thank Rob C
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280 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

No fancy cake or dessert like cafe central or cafe sacher near by. But I love the feeling of sitting inside the cafe and imagining these poets or writers... talking ideas and composing music and ideas there. Food was quite standard and you don't feel being rushed. No many tourists when we were there but local people.

Thank sunshinelpc
Thessaloniki, Greece
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Famous for his visitor, Mozart, though the crepe I tried was too poor in taste... Big disappointment. The Latte coffee was ok.

Thank Sofia X
Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

tucked in an old bath house from the middle ages, you feel safe and well served in this gem in the middle of vienna's old beating heart - get the "serviettenknödel" here with goulash or a great viennese breakfast you hardly can finish and just hang out with the locals here - this place still has it after 200+ years... More 

Thank plato m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Himmelpfortgasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: 43 1 5125353

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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