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Vienna Cafe

$$ - $$$
Former French Concession
Cafe, European, German, Austrian
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25 Shaoxing Road, Shanghai 200020, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6445 2131
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

First i visited Vienna café in december 2015 for the brunch wich was wonderful. Today i was hoping for a same experience, but unfortunately everything has changed. The chinese waitresses are not interested in taking orders or cleaning up the tables, so the customers need to run to the cashier to give their orders. The brunch table would look good... More 

Thank Agnes S
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This coffee shop is a hidden gem in a quiet tree-lined avenue in the old French Quarter of Shanghai. It has a mellow continental ambience. We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch which was good value. Oh, and the coffee was great!

Thank Skoees
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Found this little beauty from searching in here to my nearest location. Walked around 30 minutes, at first I thought wow. What have I done, but as soon as I entered I was pleasantly surprised and the food was outstanding. I will certainly visit here again. A must try for breakfast

Thank Brian G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of Austrian food but the sausage with potatoes was as delicious as I could expect. The real treat that makes this place outstanding is the cake. Beautiful selection worth a rerun visit. Along with the great coffee and the sun room, this is a gem

Thank David W
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

8 years ago, we came very often to the Café Vienna, sometimes for breakfast, lunch, Coffee, cake and the austrian newspapers. My husband Peter (also from Austria) had very nice talks with the owner, Peter!! So, when we went again today, we found that the restaurant is still exactly the same & the food still good!! All very Austrian, we... More 

Thank Patricia v
Shanghai, China
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Lovely relaxed and very authentic cafe. I had the weekend special which was great (I can't spell it though). The whole place has been fitted out to make you feel you are in Austria or Germany. They have a film night on Saturdays (mostly German language films). The menu is full of your favourite German dishes and the deserts/cakes will... More 

Thank Nanchang_Nel
Minneapolis Mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

We used a taxi to find this delightful café, and we might never have found it walking. It is on a shady street in a pleasant neighborhood that could be anywhere in Europe. It is very small, and a few loud people made our ears ring after a while, but the food was definitely worth that inconvenience. Service was prompt... More 

Thank JandJ67
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Tasted the Vienna Melange Coffee, but taste not the same as original in Vienna itself, did not try the food there.

Thank A K
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

The Cafe Vienna looks nice from the outside and is probably a neat place for expats looking for some real european atmo.The coffee was also quite good, the cake though really not at all worth talking about it..thats why my rating is just 3 stars.

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Shanghai, China
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

It is a little european cafe hidden in the Former French Concession of Shanghai. The place is held by an Austrian man for more than 10 years. Great coffee and authentic cakes, really like in Vienna thanks to the Austrian cook and imported ingredients (Swiss baking chocolate, butter, flour, milk -- all imported). So if you search for a good... More 

Thank Meg R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, European, German, Austrian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Shaoxing Road, Shanghai 200020, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6445 2131

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Former French Concession

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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