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A coffeehouse in Vienna is a place to spend time, to meet and to enjoy. The traditional ambience of the Hotel Imperial invites to relive history, evoking the esprit of many famous guests.

For the Viennese, a coffeehouse is like a second home outside of one's own home. Therefore, it has become a tradition for local folks to eat, drink, read, convene or work at one's favorite coffeehouse in Vienna, preferably at one's regular seat.
  • Opening Hours:

    Daily from 7 am until 11:00 pm

    Breakfast: from 7 am to 11 am


A Tribute to Viennese Coffeehouse Tradition
Viennese Specialties

Enjoy a variety of regional delicacies all day long in the legendary Café Imperial Wien.


Savor our Viennese specialties and of course various coffee delicacies, such as a Wiener Mélange (coffee and milk mixture), a Pharisäer (the Austrian answer to Irish coffee) or Maria Theresia (mocha spiced up with orange liqueur and whipped cream) as well as the homemade Imperial Torte from morning to evening. When it comes to our food and drinks, it is particularly important to us to offer our guests regional and seasonal products that come from sustainable cultivation.


At Café Imperial Wien the guest is king. Individual wishes are fulfilled any time and always with great pleasure. 
Hotel Imperial

A Success Story Goes Around the World 

Imperial Torte Legend has it that kitchen apprentice Xaver Loibner created the Imperial Torte on the occasion of the opening of Hotel Imperial in 1873, in honor of Emperor Francis Joseph I, and his creation has been rightly considered the brightest jewel in Vienna's confectionery crown ever since. Young Xaver guarded his recipe like a treasure, and it remains secret to this day. Just as in 1873, the Torte today is an exquisite indulgence: The melt-in-the-mouth chocolate icing, a slightly tart aroma of almonds and the fusion of chocolate buttercream and marzipan make for an utterly perfect composition.

For generations now, the Imperial Torte has been made by hand with passion and attention to detail.
Imperial Torte