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Cafe Imperial

Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 50110389
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“marzipan” (11 reviews)
“cake” (21 reviews)
“veal goulash” (5 reviews)
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Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
Neighbourhood: Inner City
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there for a lunch on a Sunday. (We had made a reservation before.) In the hotel, there is also a restaurant, which is a real one, but we decided to try the cafe restaurant. The place is nicely decorated, and the atmosphere is...More

1  Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Imperial Marzipan layer cake is much better than the oft touted Sacher Torte. Moist and flavorful. Good, traditional Austrian atmosphere, pleasant and efficient service. Not cheap.

1  Thank ggold113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone says this is the place to go for Schnitzel. Well I am sure you can get just as good elsewhere in Vienna cheaper. On arrival the service was good but very quickly the staff seemed to disappear leaving one woman who avoided everyone and...More

1  Thank Bakerboys2013
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Cafe Imperial since we were staying at the hotel. Good, traditional food (took the salmon as a starter and the entrecôte as a main course). The place is traditional, not too much ambience (pretty empty on a Wednesday evening). Long wine...More

1  Thank GlobalCarlito
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner, at first it was a bit strange no staff around and very quiet. But it got better, much better. The staff were lovely and the food was amazing. Come to this cafe!

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I chose to have an evening meal here having read some of the reviews and the Imperials reputation. Although the staff were very good I felt there was little atmosphere and the food was average at best. We felt the Imperial was...More

1  Thank Ian F
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Hotel Imperial is a classic place and so is their Cafe Imperial. Had a window seat ( totally useless since you cannot have a decent view of the passerby due to metal 'railings' next to the windows. The tables next to the windows are also...More

1  Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I ate breakfast here 4 out of 5 days in Vienna and loved it. Service was excellent with the female server, not so great with the male servers. Impeccable attention to detail and DELICIOUS food. Fruit cup was huge, varied delicious and so fresh. Eggs...More

Thank shirley742015
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were staying at the Imperial Hotel and it was convenient to have dinner in the hotel> But other than being convenient, the food was great and service attentive. I had the Wien Schnitzel and it was delicious. The piece was so thin that it...More

Thank 688t_c
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Just arriving in Vienna, we went to enjoy a coffee in the cafe near our hotel . We ordered two Melange coffee, salmon sandwich and a piece of Mozart cake. All turned out to be a good choice. While waiting for our order, the waiter...More

Thank Reppumies
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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Can someone tell me how much it costs the brunch? And is it possible to have it on Saturdays? Thank you.
6 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 50110389
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