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Cafe Alibi

Egyetem ter 4., Budapest 1053, Hungary (Belváros-Lipótváros)
0036-1-3174209
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Ranked #298 of 1,686 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: International, Café
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A charming little Café in the very heart of Budapest since 2000. Have been selected to the best coffeehouse in Hungary in 2005! Breakfast, Lunch, great coffee, cakes and friendly service. Worth to visit.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cafe Alibi was recommended to us by another restaurant that had just finished serving lunch. There isnt much choice on the menu but I prefer that. We sat inside and felt very relaxed. The food was very nice and the staff helpful which we were pleased about because of the language difference. The ice cream desserts were very very nice... More

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Gyor, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I found this cafe on internet when I was searching for a nice place to have breakfast. They have some options for breakfast and all of them seems fine. I had "alibi breakfast" and it was satisfactory. Scrambled eggs with vegetables was very nice and freshly squeezed orange juice is always a plus for me. "Alibi breakfast" also contains a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We ordered a chai latte and a long coffee. The chai latte basically didn't have any tea in it, it was lukewarm milk with too much nutmeg, and the coffee was watered up even for a long coffee. I don't know what is their speciality but certainly not these two...

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cafealibi, Tulajdonos at Cafe Alibi, responded to this review

We are well known for our coffee. Definetly not for those products, where you don't taste the real coffee intensively. Our long coffee and americano are watered espressos, this is the way we prepare them for years. Our regulars seem to be happy. The chai latte is not a ready-use sirup, but a home.made product with real black tea, spices... More

Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stop by, but not as exceptional as many reviews claim here. I had a breakfast here and everything was fresh and tasted decently. A service is a bit slow. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Calgary, Alberta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were walking by around lunch time and I remembered the name from previous TripAdvisor reviews. We went in, found a table and waited a little while to be served. I ordered a cherry beer (the menu said .5 l but it was a .33 l bottle), my wife had a glass of rose wine. We also ordered the charcuterie... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to Cafe Alibi for a late breakfast. The waiters were quick to give us the menu and take our order, but after that everything was incredibly slow. We ordered orange juice, scrambled eggs and fried eggs. It took over 20 minutes to get the juice, and another half an hour (50 minutes altogether!) to get the food. When... More

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cafealibi, Tulajdonos at Cafe Alibi, responded to this review

Sorry for your bad experience. My team is trying to serve our guest as good we can, I am most of the time in the restaurant to make sure such mistakes are not happening. We always search for the best staff. We worked hard, so sometimes we make mistakes. Hopefully the next time you visit us, everthing will be as... More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had trouble finding a place to eat until we saw the Trip Advisor sign of excellence and decided to give Cafe Alibi a try. We were not disappointed. Though it was nearly empty when we sat down, by the time we left the place was full. Service was slow initially, but eventually improved. I ordered a steak dish and was... More

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Frankfurt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The menu was small, but includes options for everyone - duck, fish, beef, pork, vegetables and chicken. I would rather have it this way than a large menu with uneven selections. I had the salmon with vegetables and my husband had the duck with pears. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and the vegetables were delicious. The duck was good also,... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped in the square and ordered two beers. They took at least 15 minutes to arrive. When they did arrive they had not much head and were pretty flat. Other patrons looked unhappy with their choices.

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cafealibi, Tulajdonos at Cafe Alibi, responded to this review

We are sorry for the inconvenience, and a waiting you have suffered. We have the bar inside, and we also serve our guests inside seated. Sometimes can happen that it takes longer then usual for any order. It could have been a technical problem, we are trying to serve you better. More

Baku
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Located on small square with very nice outside setting. The atmosphere in the quiet summer morning is so pleasant. We had breakfast there every morning. Service is fast and good, breakfast menu is fine, includes continental options and local style omelette. Good value for money.

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