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“Not bad food, live music”
Review of Cafe Sperl

Cafe Sperl
Ranked #25 of 145 Coffee & Tea in Vienna
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mariahilf
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stopped here for a bite, I wouldn't say the food was great but it was fine. One note - this place is written up in all the books (we actually didn't realize that until we googled it after) but the menus are completely in german so you might want to have a menu cheat sheet before you eat here.
We had schnitzel (which was a huge portion) and ok, the potato salad that came with the schnitzel was really good, the chicken salad I got was average.

Thank rockohorse
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Went there today, loved it. There's a wide range of reviewers below, but the negative ones have set ideas and make no allowances for history. Its very hard to keep a cafe like this alive and profitable today; junkfood chains can pay more for high profile corner sites, so Vienna is steadily losing its traditional cafes. Enjoy this charming and atmospheric institution while you can. Better yet bring your friends and have a lively debate or play chess like in the old days :-)
PS we had good service too, despite the complainers below.
PPS its not easy to stay in business when you allow people to read the papers for free while paying just for a cup of coffee - enjoy the traditional cakes too!

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1  Thank Greg W
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We first visited this historic cafe on a visit in 2007, when it had white tablecloths elegantly set and uniformed waiters in attendance. We liked it so much we went back this time, but what a change! Very shabby, a bit run-down, poor menu and the food was not very nice

2  Thank Shena Y
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Bearing in mind the reputation of this place, the upholstery of the furniture was not in keeping. Very threadbare in places and would have been on its way to the tip if we owned it. Cakes were nothing special but the waitress was pleasant and the coffee very good.

Thank JungerSchwung
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very nice old Cafe in the center of Vienna city. Nice atmosphere, good coffee and cakes (strudel as well). If you want to see pure Vienna - go there!
The only one thing - the waiter "forgot" about my Topfenstrudel and I was forced to remind him.
But I guess that was accidental.

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Thank Ksenia B
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