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Book Cafe

Lotz Terem, Budapest, Hungary
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Ranked #27 of 1,492 restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Reading,
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Budapest is blessed with any number of wonderful cafes serving the most sinful cakes but this has, for us, to be the “must go to”. The cafe itself is set at the back of the 1st Floor and conjures up life in the heyday of both the cafe society and Hungarian empire. Highlights are the murals on the ceiling and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the greatest experience in Budapest so far! If you are visiting Budapest you must come and have a coffee and a cake there ;) Nice service, breathtaking décor <3 so so lovely!

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St. Lucia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Above a modern bookshop on the Andrassy Ut lies this delightfully decadent gem of a cafe. The 19th C. building began life as a casino, became a department store and finally a modern bookshop on the ground floor. Above and behind this, however, lies a mgnificent mirrored ballroom with a ceiling painted by Karoly Lotz. (Do see his beautiful 'bathing... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Food here is so,so. Our light lunch was unexceptional but good quality & good value wine by the glass, but you could get drunk just on the heady decor! Amazingly beautiful ceiling and feels like you are in a living museum. Not to be missed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

What can I say?! This was one of the most beautiful cafés I've ever visited. It is located near the Opera House (same street), so why not pop in before a show? It can be a bit tricky to find, as it's located on the upper floors of a bookstore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

The chocolate desserts are heavenly, service very good, prices very reasonable. The atmosphere is beautiful, with the vaulted ceiling and murals. It is like taking a trip through time with the neo-Renaissance interior.

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Best, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went into the bookshop en found out about the Bookcafé! What a great location. So we wanted to drink a beer. The waiter asked us if we would like a shot (Palinka). So we did. When we had to pay the shots were 2200 forint each (more than 7 euro). If the waiter had to sell this he did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I was taken there by a Budapestian. Entering the book store I didnt know what to expect. But once you enter - it just gets you. I felt like in smaller version of NYC library. Amazing. The coffee and cakes are a good quality but this place is definitely more about the unique atmosphere. The must...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Have walked past on several occasions trying to find this place, done it eventually. Came in for lunch. Hot chocolates are unbelievable ,ciabatta with prosciutto ham, Sun dried tomatoes and brie cheese were superb waiting now to have freshly made lemonade and cakes.if you ever come to Budapest this place is a must pure decadence the surroundings are amazing. Bookcafe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

On the first floor of a beautifully refurbished small department store, the caffe is located in a great, cathedral-style large room with a great painted roof. The venue is the reason to come here, to enjoy a coffee or pastry but, above all, quite unique place.

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