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Book Cafe

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1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
+36-1-461-5835
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Atmosphere IS the story in this Book Cafe

We stopped here on a rainy day on a whim. We really just wanted to get off our feet and out of the elements and relax. This was perfect. The surroundings took you to another place and time. The afternoon tea was elegant and the service was fantastic. Just soak up the ambience while relaxing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a rainy day on a whim. We really just wanted to get off our feet and out of the elements and relax. This was perfect. The surroundings took you to another place and time. The afternoon tea was elegant and the service was fantastic. Just soak up the ambience while relaxing with some tea and let... More 

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Middelfart, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a gem! Extravagant and beautiful, to a price you can't ignore. The cakes, coffee and chocolate were very good and to almost half the price of Gerbeaud. Go to both places and judge for yourself. We will definitely come back to the book cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

beautiful room with an absolut interesting interior. The sweets are really tasty but the coffee is not that good. In total it is worth a visit but don't expect a great restaurant.

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Sopron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In a city with so many coffee houses, it is difficult to get too excited as we are spoilt for choice but the Book Cafe appeals ...it's cosy, classy and the coffee and cake selection is outstanding. All in an atmosphere reflecting Budapest's cultural past....classy vaulted ceilings with chandeliers and comfy sofas.Very cosmopolitan and friendly service makes this a must... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must see - beautiful book shop Cafe to the rear of the book shop - beautiful room, peaceful and relaxed. Great tasty food and great service. It used to be a casino and ballroom so décor is elegant.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a super place. Great food, delicious cakes, fantastic atmosphere, all of this and at great value for money. Don't miss it if you are in Budapest. Much less pretentious than the New York cafe!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Book Cafe on Andrassy Avenue has a magnificent painted ceiling, and plenty of light refreshments to choose from. The snacks and drinks are pricey by Budapest standards but are quite good (especially the seasonal lemonades). I would definitely recommend a stop at the Book Cafe for anyone visiting Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A look back in time to a more sophisticated way to take coffee and a cake. Realy enjoyed it very relaxed and exelant service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You can't imagine what is waiting for you at the upper floor of a bookshop!. The space was huge, and its coffered ceiling was rather glittering. However, the atmosphere was so gentle and comfortable, and you can feel so relaxed there. Also the food is good especially considering their price tags. Not usually in Budapest, you can order several dishes... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

... it's all about the beautiful, grandios setting, but the coffee and cakes/cookies could have been a bit better. :)

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Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
Phone Number: +36-1-461-5835
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
Cuisine: International

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  • Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36-1-461-5835

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  • Cuisine: International

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