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Kleines Cafe

Inner City
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European
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Franziskanerplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
10:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love love love this cafe. Every time I come to Vienna, this place is my Mecca. Although it gets v busy during the night and late afternoons but it is worth the visit. The waiters are very welcoming. Locals are so humble and they would always talk to you. Listen to great music, absorb the ambience. This is one... More 

Thank TerryAtif
Hong Kong, China
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Casual, Local, Smoky, Chatty Space. Super low-key. A great place to just hang, indoors or out. It's great to have a place to grab a casual bite, a beer or a coffee without being rushed or overrun by tourists. If you're in the nabe, do stop-in

1 Thank KaiserBrit
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were sorely disappointed with the service we received here. It took about 15 minutes before they would take our order and about 40 to deliver the 10 sausages we had collectively ordered. It did appear that other tables around us seemed to receive very friendly service from the same staff but this only increased our disappointment. The food was... More 

Thank Richard P
Athens, Greece
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A little cafe in Franziskanerplatz with its own significant signature! Good strong coffee, wood material everywhere ideal for smokers! An alternative place different from the traditional style in most coffee stores in Vienna!

Thank Georgia H
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Being a fan of the film before Sunset, this was a must visit for me when I visited Vienna- despite struggling to find the place a tiny bit (more my fault I think) it was worth the wait- the cafe was in its own little square that seemed as timeless as the film suggested. I can't comment on the outside... More 

Thank gazlog
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend visiting this cafe. The interior / outside area feels non-commercialised and charming, however the waitress ruined the experience for us. She was fairly unwelcoming when we placed our order, and even worse when something was wrong with it! We had ordered a camembert sandwich but were given one with ham on. We are both veggies so... More 

Thank Emma W
Cologne, Germany
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793 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

It is always a pleasure to be in Kleines Café on Franziskanerplatz, a few steps away from vibrant Kärntner Strasse. Franziskanerplatz is such a peaceful square and Kleines Café welcomes with a wonderful, private and lively atmosphere. Lovely outdoor seating on the piazza.

Thank CarlaColumna123
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

There's something special about this wee place. Can't quite describe what - the interior is small, retro and pretty cool. At this time of year it's too tempting to sit outside of course - so long as you can catch some shade. The seating is on a lovely, small and peaceful square. It really has a very relaxing feel to... More 

Thank Gill H
Princeton, New Jersey
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We ate lunch here in the cafe's outdoor seating on a sunny day. Nice location tucked away in a quieter street just a couple blocks away from Stephansplatz. Lunch menu was not extensive, but had a decent selection of salads, breads, and open-faced sandwiches. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Overall, a nice escape from the tourist crowds.

Thank anniekato
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Really great cafe, it felt like I was mixing with the locals and not in a tourist trap. Beer and food was really good. Will definitely drop by when in Vienna again.

Thank DavidH3214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Franziskanerplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

Neighbourhood Profile
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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