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Cafe Central

RR - RRRGerman, , Cafe
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 533376361
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (1 087 reviews)
“apple strudel” (267 reviews)
“pastry” (137 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00 Hours
German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed today via mobile

We only had to wait 10' to be seated,food was ok a little bit expensive but normal prices for Vienna. Unfortunately the magical experience was ruined in the end when the waitor embarrassed us in a very mean way asking for EXTRA tip than the...More

Thank Tsia Waldorf L
Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful cafe with delicious pastries and delights. The place takes you back in time and the service is great. You have to wait in line to get in but it's worth it.

Thank Carmen F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tip: the daily lunch menu is surprisingly good value. Cafe Central is one of the must visit cafes in Vienna but it is somewhat a victim of its own success. The building is beautiful and steeped in history but the crowds of tourists make this...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cafe has been frequently visited by Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky. Josip Broz Tito, Sigmund Freud, Joseph Stalin just to name a few. It has wonderful architecture inside but the real draw are the great desserts. There is almost always a long line to get...More

Thank rizznizz
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of Vienna's famous cafes and with good reason. Cafe Central is housed in what used to be Vienna's Bank and Stockmarket Building, built in 1859/1860. It occupies a significant part of this building, now known as the Palais Ferstel, and is a very popular...More

Thank robol
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't fault the Building,Food or even the Price at cafe central, Especially for Vienna. But what I didn't like was the way the waiter told us about the 10 percent service charge that wasn't included after we had asked for the bill. He didn't...More

2  Thank Janine D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was just average. We had breakfast and dessert there. Nothing impressive at all. Only the decor was historical and that’s all. I suggest people to spend money on other cafes or restaurants for more decent food, and only come here just for desserts or...More

Thank ediykc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sure, there’s sacher torte, but THIS PLACE IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! From the decor and architecture to the expansive assortment of amazing desserts to the best “potato salad” (no, nothing like the american potato salad)— this place was by far my favorite cafe out of all...More

Thank amazonbetty
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. The staff was great. The music was great! The food was delicious. It is worth to go!!

1  Thank Sofigiom
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this place via trip advisor & made our way via the train. Seated fairly quickly & later found this to be a good idea as the queue to get in was quite long within an hour of arriving. Breakfast was fantastic. I also...More

Thank MaxwellSmartAgent86
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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Questions & Answers
29 October 2018|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Febi, thank you for your question. We do allow dogs at Café Central. Please note that the dog must be on a leash and wear a muzzle though. We are looking forward welcoming you. Best regards from Vienna, Your Café... More
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6 August 2018|
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Response from CafeCentralVienna | Property representative |
Dear Rita, thank you for your question. We do offer a few gluten free desserts for example our Schokozauber, Nuss Kuss, Peanuts Caramel and Veganer Beerenmix. Further we also offer some gluten free lunch options like our... More
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Yulia M
10 April 2018|
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Response from 597marisar | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no reservación,you might have to que a bit outside. It is worth it!
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herrengasse 14 | Corner Herrengasse / Stauchgasse, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 533376361
  • E-mail
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!
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