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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