Trying to find the best Cafés in Vienna? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Café Sperl, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Café Imperial. We also help you find areas where Cafés are prominent - 1st District, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Vienna's best.

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Café Bräunerhof
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This "literary" Kaffeehaus is one of Vienna's oldest and features the best selection of international newspapers in the city. Well-known musicians and artists frequented here in past times. Enjoy one of their mouthwatering pastries with a cup of...  Read More

Many of the great names of the Golden Age of the coffee house wits frequented Café Central: Hugo von Hofmannstal, Anton Kuh, Egon Friedell, Peter Altenberg. It was also a gathering place for the city's chess players – including Leo Trotsky...  Read More

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One of the few coffee houses to make its name after WWII, Hawelka became the meeting place for the post-war literati, many of whom were returning from exile. Through the '60s and '70s it also became popular with artists, actors and musicians,...  Read More

1st District
Café Imperial
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Opened in 1873, Café Imperial was Sigmund Freud's favored coffee house. Today, you can read one of the many international newspapers and relax with a cup of coffee and a slice of the famous Imperial Torte.

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Situated next to the Burg Theatre and opposite Town Hall, Landtmann is frequented by many actors and politicians. Press conferences are regularly held here, and there is a small theatre in the cellar. There are tables on the forecourt, from...  Read More

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Take a stroll in the Stadtpark and then enjoy breakfast in this 100-year-old coffeehouse on the Ringstrasse. The café was refurbished in the 1950s and is now famous for its period design. It hosts regular literary readings and there is live...  Read More

In addition to the traditional features of a Viennese coffee house, Café Schwarzenberg offers a wide range of teas; holds exhibitions, concerts and readings; and has a room for non-smokers, the "Damensalon" (ladies' salon). You can order...  Read More

The café to visit if you like to play billiards or cards. You can also drop in after a shopping trip on the Mariahilferstrasse and relax over a drink, a snack and some of the home-made cakes and pastries. There is a lovely garden to enjoy in...  Read More

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Situated in the Kunsthistorischen Museum, the perfect place to feed body and mind. On Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 10pm you can wander between a buffet and the art gallery under the motto "Kunst und Genuss" (Art and Pleasure); and there is a...  Read More

1st District

Whether you are looking for a small cup of tea or an authentic Viennese meal, Café Griensteidl is the perfect little spot in the center of town indulge. The café's history dates way back, all the way to 1847, when some of Vienna's most famous...  Read More