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“A delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Central

Cafe Central
Ranked #7 of 103 Dessert in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$21
Cuisines: German, Austrian, Cafe, European, Soups, Central European, International
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Inner City
Description: 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 specialities, 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!
Fife, Scotland
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“A delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

A magnificent cafe. We had apple strudel and ice cream and it was fabulous. The service was good and no one was in a hurry to get you to leave. A must do when in Vienna. The range of cakes was amazing.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Classic Viennese cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We popped in here for breakfast one day since our hotel was nearby. It's a beautiful, grand cafe. The cakes and sweets looked amazing. We were there for breakfast, and had the traditional breakfast of a soft-boiled egg, a roll with butter and jam, and a croissant. Add a melange to it and it was perfect. They had quite an extensive menu. It's a must-visit while in Vienna.

  • Visited June 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Classic Viennese cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Beautiful and delicious. Great for Breakfast as well. This is one of the most famous Cafes in the city, and the interior does not disappoint.

Visited June 2014
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Overland Park, Kansas
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“great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The food here was great, and it was wonderful to dine in such a historic place. I will say the service is not the best, but I noticed that pretty much everywhere we dined in Europe. They seemed to be busy and short-staffed at the time we were there. I would definitely recommend it!! My friend and I split two things and they were both absolutely delicious! There was also a pianist playing delightful music!

  • Visited July 2014
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Pullman
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“Central for more than location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

What else can be said about this place that hasn't already been said: a classic spot for tea, coffee, and so much more. Service was prompt and polite, location is superb, and Austrian coffee was spot on. If there is one complaint I have, it regards the Kaiserschmarrn mit Zwetschkenroster (teared pancake with stewed plums): it was extremely delicious, but the size necessitates a recommendation for two!

  • Visited July 2014
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