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Best Coffeehouses in the City Center of Vienna, Austria


Last Updated on April 24, 2023 by gregor

The Ultimate List of Best Coffeehouses in Vienna City Center includes short descriptions, opening hours, directions, and web links – enjoy this Viennese institution. Here you will encounter Viennese elegant coffee house culture in its most traditional form.

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Café Central, 1010 Vienna

This coffee shop is probably one of the most famous in the city. You’ll see as you walk in and the architecture inside is impressive and beautiful. Viennese cuisine, homemade cakes and pastries, and piano music. A legendary literati café, which counted Arthur Schnitzler, Peter Altenberg, and Adolf Loos among its visitors. This coffee shop can get quite busy though, so be prepared to queue.
Herrengasse/Strauchgasse, 1010 Wien
+43 1 533 37 63-24
[email protected]
Opening times
Mo – Sa, 07:30 – 22:00
Su, 10:00 – 22:00
on holidays, 10:00 – 22:00
Piano music daily from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Demel K. & K. Hofzuckerbäckerei,  1010 Vienna

Located along the Kohlmarkt which is one of Vienna’s most luxury shopping streets is Demel. The front section of the cafe is a shop allowing you to buy sweets, chocolate, and more, and the cafe is located towards the back and up the stairs.

The creatively designed display windows and cases at Demel, the former Imperial, and Royal Confectionery, entice passersby with pastries and sweets that long ago tickled the palate of Empress Elizabeth and still bring delight to coffeehouse visitors today. At Demel, the sales and serving personnel have been exclusively female for 200 years.
Kohlmarkt 14 , 1010 Wien
+43 1 535 17 17 0
Opening times
daily, 09:00 – 19:00


Café Mozart, 1010 Vienna

During the Biedermeier age, it became a popular meeting place for artists. There has been a café on this site since 1794. Right opposite the Albertina and close to the museums in the Imperial Palace and the Vienna Opera House, to this day this tradition-steeped café combines culture with fine coffee.
Albertinaplatz 2, 1010 Wien
+43 1 24 100-200
Opening times
Mo – Su, 08:00 – 00:00


Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker Shop · Bar · Café-Restaurant

Living room atmosphere and café-restaurant in the staterooms of the Palais Todesco. Confectionery and exclusive gifts in the shop.
Kärntner Straße 51, Palais Todesco, 1010 Wien
+43 1 526 13 61
Opening times
Shop & Bar daily, 10:00 – 23:00
Café-Restaurant daily, 11:00 – 17:00


Café Am Hof Park Hyatt Vienna

This coffeehouse is an ideal meeting point at any time of the day, serving everything from a melange, homemade torte, and quick snacks, to breakfast.
Am Hof 2, 1010 Wien
+43 1 22 74 012 36
[email protected]
Opening times
daily, 08:00 – 20:00


Café Hawelka, 1010 Vienna

It’s a Viennese institution as the artists. Its unique charm has made the Hawelka a popular meeting place for artists – and an oasis of peace right in the center of the city.
Dorotheergasse 6 , 1010 Wien
+43 1 512 82 30
Opening times
Mo – We, 08:00 – 00:00
Th – Sa, 08:00 – 01:00
Su, 10:00 – 00:00
on holidays, 10:00 – 00:00


Kleines Cafe

Probably the most charming Coffeehouse in Vienna. Designed in the 70ies by Czech architect Hermann Czech has a bohemian atmosphere reminiscent of Vienna’s Jugendstil days. Tiny inside, but the wonderful summer outdoor seating on a cobbled square overlooking the Franziskanerplatz is the best in the Innere Stadt

Franziskanerplatz 3, 1010 Wien

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 – 22:00, Sun 13:00 – 0200


Café Landtmann

Franz Landtmann created a coffeehouse institution when he opened Vienna’s largest “café locality” in the year 1873. His visitors have included Sigmund Freud, Marlene Dietrich, Romy Schneider, Paul McCartney, and Hillary Clinton.
Universitätsring 4, 1010 Wien
+43 1 24 100-120
[email protected]
Opening times
Mo – Su, 07:30 – 00:00
Piano music Su, Mo, Tu 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (summer: only Mo, Tu)


Café Hofburg, 1010 Vienna

Located in the Imperial Palace, where the Sisi Museum, the Imperial Apartments, the Imperial Silver Collection, the Treasuries, and the Spanish Riding School are.
Hofburg, Innerer Burghof, 1010 Wien
+43 1 24 100-420
Opening times
daily, 10:00 – 18:00
Piano music Su 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Café Imperial, 1010 Vienna

Delicious coffee and Viennese cakes have been served here since 1873, its former visitors, including composer Gustav Mahler and the critic Karl Kraus.
Kärntner Ring 16, 1010 Wien
+43 1 50 110 389
Opening times
daily, 07:00 – 23:00
Piano music Sa, Su 3:30 pm -7:30 pm


Café Museum, 1010 Vienna

Artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka were famous visitors, as were writers Karl Kraus and Elias Canetti, and architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos.
Operngasse 7, 1010 Wien
+43 1 24 100-620
Opening times
daily, 08:00 – 00:00
Piano music Fr – Su 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Café Schwarzenberg, 1010 Vienna

A popular meeting place since it opened over 100 years ago. Enjoy conversations and business meetings over traditional coffee and tea specialties and fine pastries.
Kärntner Ring 17, 1010 Wien
+43 1 512 89 98
[email protected]
Opening times
Mo – Fr, 07:30 – 00:00
Sa – Su, 08:30 – 00:00
Piano music Th, Fr 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sa, Su 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Café Bellaria, 1010 Vienna

Located close to the Ringstrasse, Kunsthistorisches Museum and the MuseumsQuartier.
Bellaria Straße 6, 1010 Wien
+43 1 523 53 20
Opening times
Mo – Fr, 07:30 – 00:00
Sa, 10:00 – 00:00
Su, 11:00 – 21:00
on holidays, 11:00 – 21:00
Piano music Mo 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


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