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Cafe Imperial Wien

££££, Cafe, European
Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 50110389
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“marzipan” (11 reviews)
“schnitzel” (24 reviews)
“cakes” (35 reviews)
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Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Kaerntner Ring 16 | 1015 Vienna, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in the Imperial and had breaksfast in the cafe. It's very basic; pleasant helpful staff but not a huge choice of food (which one definitely expects in a five star hotel) and an easily forgettsble experience.

Thank incomfort
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The pork of weinerschnitzel is thin and oily and felt eating breading only. The soup is very salty. The salad, alas- salty with much potato.

Thank david o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a special breakfast. Ate outside. Perfect service, perfect food. Best apple strudel in the universe. Caution when ordering Austrian coffee-their "mélange" is like a smooth but weak cappuccino.

Thank Nancy1669
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved dining here for the breakfast buffet...but we also loved the traditional Wiener Schnitzel. Thinly pounded veal coated in bread crumbs...light and delicious. Served with baby potatoes or traditional potato salad.

Thank Agnes S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Emperor's portrait hanging on the wall, dark wood molding and tables give classic look. You can feel breeze in the balcony and enjoy classic looking buildings around

Thank Sanghee Y
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had breakfast here three times as it was included in our stay. The food was served buffet style - not only fruit, breads, cold meats, nuts, yogurts etc. but famous and delicious Imperial torte, too. The ambience was very cozy, service great. I really...More

2  Thank PavlaPavla
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Eat your meal on the patio and watch Vienna go by. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner here are all good. and be sure to try the Imperial Torte for dessert!

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had breakfast here 3 times during my recent stay at the Imperial and each day I enjoyed a wonderful buffet breakfast. I was warmly greeted and served promptly. The buffet featured a wide selection of breads, cheese, cold meats and an egg station where...More

1  Thank Stirling B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had coffee and dessert here one evening. Delicious! Also, as we were staying in the Hotel Imperial (attached to this café), we had breakfast here daily.

Thank whitesandbeach
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Having watched nearly all of Erik Steins shows because he doesn't just focus on cooking, we found ourselves in Vienna few days ago and went to the Imperial Hotel Cafe for our Wiener Schnitzel experience! Firstly we couldn't afford to stay at this hotel but...More

Thank MaggieSBermagui
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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