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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$German, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5333763
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (884 reviews)
“apple strudel” (241 reviews)
“pastry” (119 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Herrengasse 14, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped off for a late breakfast on our first day in Vienna. Very expensive for what you get and the staff are disinterested, not so much rude, but coldly efficient and not in a hurry. The cakes look amazing, although we did not try any,...More

Thank Beech63
Reviewed yesterday

Long queues every afternoon as we passed Cafe Central -don't like to queue so we moved on. But we really wanted to have coffee & cakes -so my wife had a brainwave - why don't we go for breakfast. Really delicious & of course lovely...More

Thank Andrzej116
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I say it's a must do as it's an infamous cafe. Lovely decor. Staff were very pleasant and efficient. Had a coffee (small pot) and one of their cakes. €5 each. For a tenner it's a nice little treat.

1  Thank patrock b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OVER RATED! Very attractive but living on its past history. Stale service help, disinterested in the customer; that is not charm but simply rudeness. There are many good places to drink coffee and eat cake in Vienna.

Thank FrankCGlazer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had cake and coffee for breakfast and will be back shortly to sample a savoury breakfast too. The surroundings are wonderful and opulent and the service is spot-on.

Thank EdinAust
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get the chocolate cake!!!get it! get it! get it! Lovely spot with helpfull and friendly staff. If there is a que hang on cos it doesn't take long to get bums on seats

Thank haydlau
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can't go to Vienna and not visit Cafe Central. Beautiful historical cafe, delicious food, stunning architecture inside, and friendly staff.

Thank Jude H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A historic and beautiful cafe where you can eat breakfast, lunch, dinner or just stop for coffee, cake and a newspaper read. We had dinner, which was excellent. Great service in a wonderful and relaxed environment.

Thank mje186338
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved my visit to Cafe Central. It was a must visit to Cafe Central, Vienna and I was just dying to eat the cake here. The place is a bit pricey but it is incredible. I had a lovely sacher torte here, it was...More

Thank nrm77
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t be afraid to step inside and take in the grand old dining room. Take a selfie and depart. The staff is quite used to it and accepts it as their civic duty. Better yet stay for coffee and desert it is uniquely wonderdul

Thank WDmovingOut
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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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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22 January 2017|
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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$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5333763
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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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