Since 1824. Vienna’s oldest coffee house

Wiener Schnitzel
or Sachertorte? Made with love.

Where Mozart & Beethoven performed for dining guests

In the oldest
Viennese coffee house
tradition lives
in every dish

Since 1824

The oldest coffee house of Vienna

We look forward to welcoming you to our coffee house!
With best regards,


Coffee and good conversation

A very popular café was the one founded by Alois Hänisch, which until 1824 was located at the old Fleischmarkt [“meat market”, a street in the central Viennese 1st District] and where you could always have a good conversation. On October 24th, 1824, the café moved to the address Himmelpfortgasse No. 965, in today’s counting No. 6 [also in the 1st District], where he attracted attention with his sign. Around 1827 he had two life-size figures painted on his door-posts by the history painter Erasmus Engerth, one allegedly depicting the first coffee-maker Kolschitzky.


Chess & the egg punch

The café had the reputation of being one of the most quiet in town, because its was patronized strongly by pensioned military officers and civil servants, who would play chess and whist. During the carnival season delicious egg punch was served. Then the café would be somewhat livelier.


a popular meeting place already in 1854

In 1840 the café was acquired by one Kasimir, later, in 1849, by Anton Zagorz, who had it refurbished by Johann Zizula. The café has changed its name a few times, eg. “Kaffeehaus Herzog”, and since 1891 it has had its present name, “Café Frauenhuber”. The house where Café Frauenhuber is located today existed as early as 1746, as evidenced by an engraving by Salomon Kleinerherder from this period (the original is in Cafe Frauenhuber). It was mentioned as a coffee house since 1824 and completely renovated in 2000. We hope that we succeeded in preserving an old Viennese coffee house in its typical way.

Got an appetite?

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Reserve a table in advance for up to six persons.

If you plan to visit us with a group of more than six persons, please contact us personally per E-Mail or Tel.: +43 1 51 25 353

lunch & menu of the day

We serve our meals & drinks from monday to saturday from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm
Sundays & Holidays from 10.00 am to 8 pm

 – 19.07.2024

weekly lunch menu


Baked pork schnitzel, colorful leaf salad


Boiled beef dill cream vegetables, potato mash


Stuffed peppers tomato sauce, rice


Chicken strips, paprika cream sauce, dumplings


Baked cod fillet, potato salad


Roast pork loin carpaccio, honey-mustard marinade, pickled gherkins, horseradish, lamb’s lettuce

€ 12,30

Chanterelle goulash bacon, onion, paprika sauce, napkin dumplings

€ 23,50

Fried feta cheese wrapped in bacon, on a colorful leaf salad, cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, cucumber, olive oil

€ 15,90

Rumpsteak 240gr. Garden vegetables, Café de Paris butter, potato potato chips

€ 28,90

Veal butter schnitzel, potato puree, sugar peas

€ 21,10

and many other delicacies
– Just drop by and visit us!

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at Café Frauenhuber

Enjoy the cozy intimacy of Café Frauenhuber at your family celebration, the tasteful ambience at your cultural event and the professional service at your company meeting or press conference.
We ask you for reservation by phone +43 1 51 25 353.

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Café Frauenhuber
Himmelpfortgasse 6
A-1010 Wien


Make your journey barrier-free and environmentally friendly with the lines:

U1, U3 Stephansplatz or U1,U4 Karlsplatz. From all stations, the path leads about 500m barrier-free to our restaurant.

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday
8.00 am – 10.00 pm

Sundays and Holidays
10.00 am – 08.00 pm


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