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Cafe Alibi

#293 of 1,898 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Belváros-Lipótváros
International, Café
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Egyetem ter 4., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 317 4209
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A charming little Cafe in the very heart of Budapest since 2000. Have been...
A charming little Cafe in the very heart of Budapest since 2000. Have been selected to the best coffeehouse in Hungary in 2005! Breakfast, Lunch, Gourmet kitchen, local specialties. Live piano music from Thrs-Sun. Freshly roasted coffee, cakes and friendly service. Worth to visit.
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Good for:
Romance

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good coffee place

If you want a drink a good coffee that is your place. One presso coffee cost is about 500 Ft (1,5 Eu). Waiters are nice and kindfully. If you have lactose problems but you love cappuccino they can give you cappucciono with lactose free milk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jozsik
,
Budapest, Hungary
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you want a drink a good coffee that is your place. One presso coffee cost is about 500 Ft (1,5 Eu). Waiters are nice and kindfully. If you have lactose problems but you love cappuccino they can give you cappucciono with lactose free milk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I first stumbled across this place for a quick breakfast and enjoyed the decor and atmosphere so decided to return for dinner with a friend a few days later. My positive opinion of the place only increased with the evening service. Food was delicious and they were very accomodating of my friend's requests for food changes and the jovial atmosphere... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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155 reviews 155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We go to Alibi couse it seems to be nice place serves good breakfasts. Staff is very nice, climate of Alibi is great(look for my photos). We ordered english breakfast and that was BIG MISTAKE!! sausages and all breakfast was UGLY! Coffee was OK, fresh orange juice was bad taste. The worst were sausages! Ugly and veeeery expensive! Never come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The title says it all... Had a great late breakfast with some of my friends. Very friendly staff, that actually seem happy that you are there. Recommended!

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We've been on holiday for valentines in Hungary and after walking around a lot in Budapest we chose this restaurant for valentines dinner. We were not disappointed, it was amazing, sublime, perfect, I can't find more superlatives to define this restaurant. We had four courses with selected wines and every single bite was exquisite. The staff was friendly and not... More 

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cafealibi, Tulajdonos at Cafe Alibi, responded to this review

Dear Marthyn! Thank you very much for your positive reponse. It really mean a lot to us, because we know that we are doing a good job. With a new Chef and enthusiastic team we created in Café Alibi a real hungarian bistro, we call it ALIBEE BISTRO. We would like to position this little restaurant as an evening place... More 

Saintfield, County Down
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Having just been able to check into our hotel upon arriving in Budapest, we decided to seek out Cafe Alibi - it was a reasonable enough distance for us to walk to and get an initial feel for the city - after reading the positive reviews here. Unfortunately we were a little too late to try the lunchtime specials, which... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The brunch for 2 people has a good size but do not seem any traditional. Everything was weel cooked and prepared. We reggret that real breakfast (w. bacon and eggs) is not available after 12. Nice ambiance. Good café around the corner.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just chanced upon this for lunch on our last day and it was a real find! Don't be put off by the curtains as you enter - that's just to keep the draft out! Atmospheric pub style bistro. They seem to have an emphasis on using local produce which is great, and also a speciality in coffee. I had a... More 

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Senior Contributor
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My friend reccomend this cosy cafe for the breakfast. I have had the Alibi menu for two with champagne:) the portion was enough and tasty. Alibi also good chocie for lunch too or just a cafe and dessert.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We felt very unwelcome we were seated at a table without a tablecloth with breadcrumbs from previous guests All the other tables were prepared for guests Waitor was unfriendly Food was good though Maybe they do not like foreigners

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Egyetem ter 4., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > Belváros-Lipótváros
  • Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
  • Phone Number: +36 1 317 4209

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

A charming little Cafe in the very heart of Budapest since 2000. Have been selected to the best coffeehouse in Hungary in 2005! Breakfast, Lunch, Gourmet kitchen, local specialties. Live piano music from Thrs-Sun. Freshly roasted coffee, cakes and friendly service. Worth to visit.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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