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“Decent Food, Good Atmosphere”
Review of Cafe Frauenhuber

Cafe Frauenhuber
Ranked #370 of 4,584 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Inner City
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Unlike the many kitschy wienerschnitzel joints and kebab shops littering Vienna's downtown, Cafe Frauenhuber has understated, old school elegance. Think: efficient waiters in tuxes who leave you alone until you need them.

Food is simple, but tasty. Trendy plating and presentation are not to be found--not necessarily a bad thing. Lunch specials are reasonably priced. On the day I visited (a Friday in January 2014), it was just under 8 Euro for soup, main course, and a side. Portions are satisfying.

***Two notes of caution***

1. Adding drinks and dessert can send your bill skyrocketing--I walked out 25 Euro poorer after a light lunch, but then again, the strudel and coffee were more than worth it.

2. Unless you have a credit card with a local bank, expect to pay cash. Neither my American Express nor MasterCard, issued by U.S. banks, were accepted.

For history lovers, the Cafe has a lengthy history. The English-version website has more details.

Would I eat here again? Absolutely.

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Thank QuinnDM
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

This one of the oldest coffee houses in Vienna. I can see why it has outlasted some of the others. The atmosphere is very typical Viennese, the decor has been tastefully updated and created a perfect blend between traditional and more modern. The lunch served was excellent quality, the portions a perfect size, tasty, a friendly waiter, priced reasonably. We had visited the winter residence of Prince Eugen von Savoyen, and the very close Cafe Frauenhuber was the perfect place to discuss what we had just seen in the Palace, while eating a memorable lunch.

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Thank Wienkind
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

A very nice cafe for relaxing after sightseeing or shopping at the center of Vienna. It is the oldest coffehouse in Vienna with a traditional old-Viennese decor and atmosphere. It is on a small sidestreet near Kaerntner strasse so it is easy to miss it is a bit difficult to find the first time you are visiting. The value for money ratio is in my opinion for this cafe very good because you can have a coffee and a sweet at the heart of the city for very decent prizes. The atmosphere in the cafe is very relaxed.

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Thank bakaliaros82
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We enjoyed several excellent breakfasts at this café. Staff were hard working but extremely courteous. Food was simple but delicious. No complaints at all.

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Thank claire h
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We like trying new restaurants for all our meals. We found this restaurant which was busy outside for breakfast. The food was very good and the very busy waiter never made us feel neglected. The prices for breakfast were good and the portions were large. I read some people complaining about the attitude of service staff, we saw no such problems. The waiter joked with us but was never condescending or arrogant.

Good food, good prices, good service.

Thank joejw50
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