As I have mentioned before in our recent post - Highlights of Wien: 9 Things you should know about, cafe hopping in Vienna is very different, and the style of their cafes are an absolute delight. We did not know what to expect before visiting, but Kiat insisted that we should go (he is extremely willing to travel for food and coffee - check out his instagram account for more of his cafe and coffee adventures: @aweikiat), so we did.
It is actually relatively easy to get there, because it is conveniently situated in the 1st district.
Decorated with pretty lights on the outside, it is hard to miss it!
Upon stepping in, we were greeted with music coming from a pianist playing live in the center of the cafe. The interior consisted of high vaulted ceiling, arches with accent colours and details; the waiters were in traditional uniform and the cakes in display looks delish. Stepping into this cafe was like travelling back in time. It is hard to believe we were in the same place as some world's most influential leaders like Lenin and Hitler, and poets and writers alike.
I think the hype of the cafe is due to it's extravagant interior and exterior. We had a couple of cakes and it was really tasty. If you are on a budget, it would be best to just have a cup of coffee or cake, just to experience the ambience, as the main courses can get a little pricey.
We were there for quite a while as the pianist was just so good. Some songs that he played when we were there includes "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Habanera" from Bizet's opera "Carmen".
Café Central | Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien | Mon - Sat 0730-2200, Sun and Holidays 1000-200