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1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Imperial atmosphere

A wonderful cafè hidden upon a library. Good cakes for relatevely cheap prices( 700-900 ft ). It's very richly decoreted and exquisite atmosphere, on my opinion perfect for a romantic occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Andrea P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful cafè hidden upon a library. Good cakes for relatevely cheap prices( 700-900 ft ). It's very richly decoreted and exquisite atmosphere, on my opinion perfect for a romantic occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Just a few minutes up Andrassy Ut from the Opera house but on the opposite side you will find the Alexandra book shop. When you ride the escalator up to the first floor you enter a jewel-box interior that makes you fell like you've just stepped into a Burne Jones painting. Two enormous chandeliers reflected in almost floor to ceiling... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Ideal place to rest for half an hour or so, especially on a rainy day, to have coffee & cake & admire the ornate interior. Yes, it's primarily geared for tourists but staff were polite & efficient. Recommend you try the Dobos cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This jewel of Budapest is known as the Book Café, and can be found upstairs in the Alexandra book shop, located at 39 Andrassy (street), just beside the Oktogon metro. The service and coffee here are excellent, but the thing that takes your breath away is the amazing ceiling. A Karoly Lotz creation (his work also adorns the Parliament building),... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just arrived in Budapest and after getting checked in to our hotel on the Buda side of the river we wanted to get lunch and take the opera house tour. My wife had read about this cafe on trip advisor and it sounded real nice. It was only a few blocks from the opera house so we took a taxi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Situated inside a bookshop on Andrassy, a few yards from the Opera House, this cafe is very easy to miss. Look for No 39, Alexandra, a modern bookshop (very akin to Waterstones in UK), but just up from the second floor is a stunning cafe, neo Baroque, rather like a ballroom! Wow! The toasted sandwiches were delicious, as was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very beautiful place. The Book Cafe offers beautiful (& delicious too) cake and coffee at very reasonable price. The cafe is located on the 3rd floor of a book store (Lotz Hall) at Andrassy Street. Visit after 6pm will be quite. You can enjoy the live piano solo while having your coffee. Free wifi is available without password. Neareat metro

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

a lovely place to take a rest from the busy city. the cafe has a beautiful interior and seemed to be visited by tourists and locals alike. I enjoyed a bit of people watching! there is a whole cabinet of fabulous cakes to choose from and plenty of hot and cold drinks. A lovely place to have a rest!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This Cukraszda should not be missed at any price , wonderfull place to enjoy a few hours with friends and the cakes are really great and its atmosphere

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had been city sight-seeing all day, and as this was close to a metro stop from Sczhenyi Spa it was ideal. Huge range of high quality beverages - amazing coffee 'cocktails' & more. Well worth a visit for the decor and service with a smile - not overpriced!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

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